Are you facing the challenges of drought in Tasmania? The Drought Resilience Impact Preparedness (DRIP) program can be part of your solution.

DRIP is tailored for individuals in drought-affected communities across northern Tasmania. It provides a platform to explore the potential impacts of drought on social resilience within your community. Whether you’re a young emerging leader, a seasoned community development officer, or a First Nations individual, DRIP equips you to prepare, respond, and recover from the adverse effects of drought.

Program Features:

  • Collaborative Scenario Planning: Consider potential, probable, and possible drought scenarios generate place based multifaceted impacts with a focus on social aspects.
  • Skills Enhancement: Develop capabilities in scenario planning and futures thinking with Katy Cooper, storytelling, and First Nations cultural awareness.
  • Networking Opportunities: Engage with a diverse group of 18 participants and build lasting connections.
  • Expert Insights: Benefit from a climate scientist’s perspective, Dr. Tom Remenyi, who translates future climates into actionable strategies.

Program Fees
There will be a small contribution of $295 per participant to support accommodation costs.

Ideal applicants

Young people aged 25-35 with a focus on First Nations people and those living in agriculturally dependent communities with one person from each of the following local government areas: Break O’Day, Burnie, Central Coast, Circular Head, Devonport, Dorset, Flinders Island, George Town, Kentish, King Island, Latrobe, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Waratah/Wynyard, West Coast, and West Tamar.

Key dates
Application open: 1 March 2024
Applications close: 1 July 2024
Program delivery: Sunday 15 September – Wednesday 18 September

Connect with Us:
Express your interest in DRIP, a transformative four-day program limited to 18 spots. Contact our Program Coordinator, Ros Young on the details below. Alternatively express your interest to be part of this program via our expression of interest form.

Prepare, respond, and recover effectively with DRIP, your pathway to enhanced drought resilience and community leadership.

Program partners:

This project is supported by FRRR, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future
Drought Fund. It will be delivered with support from Regional Development Australia – Tasmania.