Four communities, from disparate parts of Australia, are demonstrating how to increase life opportunities for vulnerable young people and their families so that they and future generations live healthy and fulfilling lives.
Doveton, Bourke, Logan and Kabulwarnamyo are four communities building new community structures and collaborative partnerships with government, non-government, philanthropy, business and academia that allow for a realignment and smarter use of public resources.
These four community-based initiatives joined forces as part of a three-year process called the ‘Festival of Change’ in May 2017.
Supported by Dusseldorp Forum, these groups recognised their individual, ground-breaking work together formed a social change movement with the ability to address deep structural causes of disadvantage and rebuild thriving communities.
Across the world most nations want their citizens to be creative. Countries believe that, if their people are more creative they will in turn be likely to be, among other things, better at problem-solving.
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have commissioned a series of interviews which feature the diversity of people and projects the Forum has engaged with and the impact of the Forum’s work over the past 30 years.
ChangeFest 2019 was held over four days in November at the Kimberwalli Centre in the community of Mt Druitt in Western Sydney. This is the second year that over 600 people and organisations working in collaborative initiatives from across the Australia gathered.
Platform C is launched by Collaboration for Impact in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Dusseldorp Forum, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and Clear Horizon.
November 7, 2019
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.