Friday, December 11th, 2020 - Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) in conjunction with consortia partners the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Rural Economies Centre of Excellence (RECoE) has welcomed the announcement today from Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud of the selection of the ARLF to lead the Drought Resilience Leaders program.

The Drought Resilience Leaders program is funded through the $5 billion Future Drought Fund and will be a vital part of building resilience in agriculture-dependent communities facing future droughts.

“Together with our consortia partners, we are pleased to have been selected from a competitive field to lead this important initiative,” said ARLF Chief Executive, Matt Linnegar.

“Leadership is an essential ingredient where significant change and adaptation is required across families, communities and industries, and this is certainly the case when talking about drought”.

“This program means more opportunities for local people to take the lead in finding meaningful and tailored solutions for their community's increased climate resilience”, said FRRR Chief Executive, Natalie Egleton. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the ARLF and RECoE to provide these local leaders with access to such invaluable training and to support them in bringing their drought resilience projects to life.”

“The University-partnership that is the RECoE has been in operation for a relatively short period but boasts some of Australia’s leading regional research specialists. We look forward to working with ARLF and FRRR, alongside many other contributors as we tackle the complexities of drought for communities and leaders Australia-wide,” said Associate Professor Ben Lyons, RECoE Director.

The ARLF-led consortia looks forward to working with the Department and the Minister in delivering this important initiative across agriculture-dependent communities.

For more information please contact:

Matt Linnegar, Chief Executive – 0428 264 823

Karen Freer, Manager, Communications – 0403 447 344

 

About the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) develops courageous and authentic leadership to support thriving rural and regional communities. 

Established nearly 30 years ago, the ARLF is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with both a national and international footprint that relies on the support of the community, corporates and government to realise its purpose.

ARLF leadership programs and initiatives focus on developing diverse perspectives and ideas to enrich problem solving, innovation and collaboration.   

The ARLF is are committed to diversity and inclusion, to challenging entrenched ideas and approaches and believes in the growth of dynamic social networks to influence change for positive impact. 

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Australian Rural Leadership Foundation


 

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) develops courageous and authentic leadership to support thriving rural and regional communities. 

Established nearly 30 years ago, the ARLF is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with both a national and international footprint that relies on the support of the community, corporates and government to realise its purpose.

ARLF leadership programs and initiatives focus on developing diverse perspectives and ideas to enrich problem solving, innovation and collaboration.   

The ARLF is are committed to diversity and inclusion, to challenging entrenched ideas and approaches and believes in the growth of dynamic social networks to influence change for positive impact. 


Karen Freer
P: 0403447344
W: rural-leaders.org.au

Matt Linnegar

P: 02 6281 0680
M: 0428 264 823
W: rural-leaders.org.au/

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Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF), Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), Rural Economies Centre of Excellence (RECoE), Drought Resilience Leaders program

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