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2023 Program

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We are proud to present an outstanding 2023 Program. In response to feedback that attendees would like more opportunities to discuss issues affecting savanna fire management, this year’s program will include both plenary sessions and 'deeper dive' workshops.

Day One 2022 Fire Season

Tuesday 21 February

8:00am, Smoking Ceremony

8:00am, Registration opens, tea & coffee

8.30am, Day 1 Opening Remarks by the MC

8.40am, Welcome to Country, Bilawarra Lee

8.50am, Keynote Address, Cissy Gore-Birch, ICIN Co-Chair

9.10am, Fire Weather 2022 and Outlook for 2023, Bureau of Meteorology

9.25am, Fire in North Australia Overview, NAFI

9.40am, Kimberley Fire Managers: Fire in 2022

10.50am, Morning tea

11.20am, Top End Fire Managers: Fire in 2022

12.30pm, Lunch

1.30pm, Cape York Fire Managers: Fire in 2022

2.20pm, Panel: How does our past inform our future?

3.20pm, Afternoon tea

3.50pm, Plenary: Measuring & Monitoring for Biodiversity

  • Concurrent Workshop 1: Fires from Space

  • Concurrent Workshop 2: Fire Songs Circle & Musical Jam

4.50pm, Closing Remarks, Dean Yibarbuk, ICIN Co-Chair

5.00pm, End of Day One

6-8pm, Networking Drinks and Canapes

              Darwin Trailer Boat Club, 8 Atkins Drive, Fannie Bay

Day Two - Opportunities & Challenges

Wednesday 22 February

8.00am, Tea & coffee on arrival

8.30am, Day 2 Acknowledgement of Country & Opening Remarks by the MC

8.45am, Ministerial Address, The Hon Lauren Moss, Minister for the Environment, Climate
               Change and Water Security, Northern Territory Government

9.00am, Fire Management on the World Stage, ISFMI

9.30am, Plenary: Government policy updates

10.10am, Plenary: Carbon market policy updates

10.40am, Morning tea

11.10am, Plenary: Indigenous Carbon Market

  • Concurrent Workshop 1: Tools to support savanna burning

- NAFI tools for planning and monitoring burning. Hi-Res maps, fire reporting tools, training opportunities and more.

- Fire simulations for bringing data and local knowledge together. Fire management is complex, and clear communication of plans and fire behaviour is critical.

- Raindance.  Customised training packages for 2023. Upgrades for R2 and R3 machines/ talking points from listening to the needs of industry. The future of aerial incendiary systems – R&D new releases for late 2023.

  • Concurrent Workshop 2: Women and Fire Yarning Circle, Strong Women for Healthy Country Network

12.30pm, Lunch

1.30pm, Plenary: Supporting Indigenous career pathways in savanna fire management

  • Concurrent Workshop 1: Tell Your Fire Story (Social Media)

  • Concurrent Workshop 2: Deeper Dive: Emerging environmental markets

2.30pm, Panel: Health Impacts of Smoke from Fire

Concurrent Workshop 1: Deeper Dive: Savanna Fire Management Methods

Concurrent Workshop 2: Deeper Dive: Supporting Indigenous career pathways

3.30pm, Afternoon tea

4:00pm, Plenary​: Facilitators Report Back

4.30pm, Closing Statements

4.45pm, Close of Forum

Day Three - Side Events
Thursday 23 February


  • 9am-11am, NAFI spatial tools for fire management training workshop - Book at SFF Registration Desk

  • 9am-noon, Feral Ungulate Blue Carbon (Coastal Floodplain) Method workshop - ICIN Members only 

  • 11.30am-1.30pm, NAFI spatial tools for fire management training workshop - Book at SFF Registration Desk

  • 1pm-3pm, National Drought Hub (Establish NAFI Committee) - Invite only

  • 2.30pm-4pm, Members only ICIN planning meeting - ICIN Members only

  • 4:30pm-6pm, Savanna Fire Management Research Program – Invite only

Please note: This year's North Australia Savanna Fire Forum is SOLD OUT

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