A collective of Indigenous co-design members and a supporting team are collaborating to establish an Indigenous-led Digital Climate Stories Platform.
The platform will establish and grow an Indigenous data lake that enables communities to be on-ground researchers on their Country, to extend nature-based solutions that matter in everyday lives.
The concept and collaborations for the Indigenous-led Digital Climate Story Platform emerged through the National First Peoples' Gathering on Climate Change on Yorta Yorta Country, Barmah Forest and Gimuy-walubarra yidi Country, Gimuy (Cairns). This work continues to connect with the National First Peoples Platform on Climate Change.
Download our summary
- Indigenous-led Digital Climate Stories Platform Summary PDF (287 KB)
- Indigenous-led Digital Climate Stories Platform Summary - accessible text DOCX (433 KB)
What we want to achieve
As a collective group we are developing a concept and a prospectus for a Climate Stories Platform that aims to:
- Build on capabilities as first responders across multiple scales
- Strengthen storytelling between groups and facilitate a culturally safe peer-to-peer learning network
- Further Indigenous methodologies in nature-based solutions
- Expand the Indigenous Nations’ data lake
- Work collaboratively between Indigenous and Western data to enhance Indigenous climate responses and adaptation priorities
- Build trusted and reliable data sources and networks.
The next step in the collaboration is to establish Indigenous-led and centred governance framework for the Climate Stories Platform. We are currently developing a proposal for funding.
Who we are
The group progressing this concept has been designed with the following key roles:
- An Indigenous co-design group made up of experts from diverse sectors, to develop the concept and prospectus for the Digital Climate Stories Platform.
- A core team, to support and resource the co-design group.
- A project team, to work with the core team supporting the co-design group.
- Sonia Cooper
- Chris Croker
- Jane Gould
- Barry Hunter
- Vanessa Martin
- Bianca McNeair
- Leesa Watego
- Damian Morgan-Bulled
- Damian Morgan-Bulled
- Mark Hemer, CSIRO
- Pethie Lyons, CSIRO
- Peta Braedon, CSIRO
- Stephanie von Gavel, CSIRO