Are you a passionate community leader living in the Murray-Darling Basin?
The Rivers Fellowship program gives leaders practical skills to campaign for healthier rivers. You'll learn strategy, messaging, lobbying, advocacy and community mobilisation so you can run local campaigns in your area.
The Australian Conservation Foundation is partnering with the Lifeblood Alliance to train community leaders to run campaigns and empower their local communities to advocate for a healthy Murray-Darling Basin.
We are calling for leaders to step forward.
How do governments, farmers and communities relate to each other and our rivers? What narratives shape these relationships and how can we influence them? In this workshop, you will explore:
This retreat focuses on how we can influence decision makers and build people power to win, including:
Run your own local event to mobilise people in your community to understand the issues, speak out and come to the Canberra Summit.
During the Rivers Fellowship, you will recruit teams from your local community to come to the Water Week Summit in Canberra. At the summit, communities from across the Basin will lobby Senators to fix Australia's water policy and protect our rivers.
The summit is also the fellowship graduation – a time to reflect, celebrate and make plans for what comes next in your local community campaign for our rivers.