Proposals in Oceania

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Australia: Replenish the Earth – Voices from Aboriginal Australians

Project REARTH aims to promote social justice. By training young Aboriginal participants in film and photography, this project will document stories from the original custodians of Australian land, resulting in a locally produced and locally directed series of short films and photo-essays exploring issues including land rights, cultural preservation and connection to country . The project will create a “film-photo-blog” where local Aboriginal Australians of NSW and QLD will be at the centre of social change.

Finalist – Palau: Youth-In-Conservation Exchange Network

This project aims to empower the Palau youth who are involved in conservation by training them on communications and outreach strategies to promote environmental conservation in Palau, and develop an online social network to engage their peers around the world to share, learn, and support their campaign and amplify their Palauan voice in the global community.

Finalist – Fiji: Tukuni Yadua (Talking about Yadua)

Enable the indigenous community of Denimanu to share their stories which span 40 years of effort to protect Fiji's endangered Crested Iguanas; their challenges, successes and joys; and their resilience in mitigating impacts of climate change in their village and livelihoods. Through digital imagery take a “boat ride in open waters” or “walk” around the village with them and experience their unique biodiversity, culture and people. Train village youths in compiling digital videos, photographs & oral history and to conduct historical mapping of their natural resources for future planning.

March 4, 2013

Australia: Replenish the Earth – Voices from Aboriginal Australians

Project REARTH aims to promote ecological and social justice. It will collect stories from aboriginal Australians, whose views and knowledge focus strongly on living harmoniously with our land. Stories will be uploaded on websites First Voices and The Goodness Inc. It will create a blog including videos, audio and art where aboriginal Australians can be at the centre of social change by delivering social media training and tools.

March 2, 2013

Australia: Circles and Squares

Project will reach out to a refugee community in Australia, teach skills in online blogging by using video and audio recording to share knowledge of history, experience and community. This knowledge will become a digital archive where stories are told through various media e.g. dance, music, sound, art or text. Stories can be uploaded on a continual basis.

February 28, 2013

Fiji: Tukuni Yadua (Talking about Yadua)

Enable the indigenous community of Denimanu to share their stories which span 40 years of effort to protect Fiji's endangered Crested Iguanas. Share in the challenges, the successes, joys & their resilience in mitigating climate change impacts on their village and livelihoods. Use digital videos & photographs to project these stories. In the process conduct historical mapping of their resources to help mitigate future environmental issues.

February 20, 2013

Palau: Youth-In-Conservation Social Network

This project aims to build global youth awareness of conservation in Palau, a small island nation in the Pacific. Palau Conservation Society will establish a youth-in-conservation online social network by holding a workshop, facilitated by a team of youth, to develop and administer a social network site to link Palau youth with other youth around the world. The overarching goal is to encourage them to become lifelong stewards of conservation.