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The North Australia Savanna Fire Forum was first held in February 2018 by The Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, managers of the North Australia Fire Information (NAFI) web site, in response to the growing number of people involved in savanna burning. Since 2020, the event has been hosted by the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network (ICIN).

The intention of the forum is to provide an event for the industry to get together and talk about their challenges and outcomes, to hear about research and technologies that might make their lives simpler, and to learn about various ways of monitoring and assessing the effect of fire on Tropical Savanna biodiversity. Each year the Savanna Fire Forum completely sells out, so we urge industry members to register early!

2023 Savanna Fire Forum

It was a privilege to host the Savanna Fire Forum on Larrakia country again this year. Facilitated by Forum MC Nova Peris OAM, the forum featured Indigenous-led sessions on many hot topics, including presentations from over 30 Indigenous ranger groups and other experts in the area of savanna fire management. 

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2022 Savanna Fire Forum

The 2022 Savanna Fire Forum was held on 15-16 February with Day 2 focused exclusively on the Indigenous carbon industry, with the launch of the National Indigenous Carbon Forum. Due to COVID restrictions, both events were held online, attracting around 200 participants.

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2021 Savanna Fire Forum

Building on discussions at previous forums held in Darwin, the 2021 North Australia Savanna Fire Forum attracted 200 participants from across northern Australia with a program including Year in Review, Skills Share, Women in Fire, Climate Change and more. Due to COVID restrictions, the program was held online.

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2020 Savanna Fire Forum

There was a high level of interest in the 2020 Forum hosted by the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network (ICIN) and tickets sold out well in advance. Building on the 2019 event, Indigenous-led discussions and presentations by Indigenous fire managers gave proper context to knowledge sharing and were a key highlight for 320 participants.

2019 Savanna Fire Forum

The 2019 North Australia Savanna Fire Forum attracted a high level of interest, which demonstrated the huge opportunities on the horizon for this industry and the diverse interests in savanna fire management. It also demonstrated the enormous wealth of knowledge and skills, and the collaboration that exists across individuals working in the industry.

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Photo: Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research

2018 Savanna Fire Forum

In 2018, the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, together with government and industry partners, held the first National Savanna Fire and Carbon Forum, which focused on best-practice and cohesive development of the savanna fire and carbon industry. The forum facilitated discussion around enabling the knowledge sharing and identifying critical issues for the future of the industry.

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