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The 2023 World Community Development Conference Darwin “From the Edge” is being hosted by the International Association for Community Development, Jeder Institute, Australian Community Workers Association Catalyse and Inspiring Communities (NZ). We are excited to be inviting you to join us in Australia’s Top End where the worlds oldest living culture meets Asia.
Working with the Edge to deepen connection to community and culture.
Honouring the spirit and wisdom of First Nations People: Practice, experience and knowledge.
Radical inclusion: Diversity matters. We welcome and respect everyone, there are no prerequisites for being part of this conference. Turn up as you are, bring what you have.
Provocative action: Moving forward with the learnings from the past, shared stories, and with the strengths available to us now
Valuing the local: Local people know local places, histories and aspirations. Local wisdom, participation and contribution are all celebrated
Being good ancestors: Leave only footprints – on the land and in hearts, minds, souls.
Positive change: With open heart and will, we are ready to change our own minds and actions now, for a better future together by sharing stories from the Edge
The conference provides a unique opportunity for global practitioners, participants, academics, policy makers, funders, and other stakeholders to share perspectives on current contexts and challenges for community development and community work.
The conference will embrace global First Nations communities, encompass cutting edge inputs, papers, creative installations, and poster presentations on rights-based community development, addressing and engaging locally, nationally, and internationally.
For more information visit the official conference page - https://www.wcdc2023fromtheedge.org.au/