The ANU has a firm and evident commitment to corporate citizenship and views engagement in supporting change in Indigenous communities as a core part of that commitment. The University and Jawun entered into a three-year national ‘Collaborate’ partnership, which was launched during National Reconciliation Week 2022. You can listen to Paul Duldig (previous Chief Operating Officer) discuss the partnership here.
The ANU offers senior academic and professional staff the opportunity to collaborate with Jawun regions by providing mid-tier support through participation in secondments, executive visits and leadership initiatives that:
- Build the capacity of, and support for, Indigenous individuals and organisations to achieve their goals
- Assist Indigenous peoples to access mainstream economic and educational opportunities
- Provide opportunities for non-Indigenous secondees to strengthen their cultural competence and
- Support Indigenous peoples to bring about health and social reform.
Jawun is Kuku Yalanji for ‘friend’ or ‘family’ and is an innovative not-for-profit organisation established in 2001.
Jawun aspires to be a partner of empowered Indigenous communities leading breakthrough change for Indigenous people. Jawun also aims to foster connections and understanding between Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous to inspire a better nation.
Over the last 20 years, Jawun has built a unique and enduring model for corporate, government and philanthropic partnerships to empower Indigenous people and organisations to lead breakthrough change for Indigenous people and their communities. At its forefront, Jawun prioritizes:
- An emphasis on Indigenous-led organisations and initiatives
- Local or ‘place-based’ focus
- Partnerships across different sectors; and
- Programs which utilise the unique skills of our partners
You can find out more information on Jawun here.