CSI UWA is a catalyst for change in our world, creating and delivering education that transforms, research that informs best practice, and public engagement that inspires, supports and mobilises change makers. The centre has recognised expertise in outcome measurement, social enterprise, collaborative leadership, impact investment and design for impact. It delivers a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact which forms part of UWA Business School’s MBA program. UWA is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 universities. CSI UWA is part of a national collaboration with UNSW Australia and Swinburne University of Technology.

CSI UWA was chosen as the host organisation for the Aboriginal-led Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together project. Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together is large-scale, long-term systems change project designed and led by Aboriginal leaders to help us all walk together as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people towards 2029 (200 years of colonisation in Perth) and beyond, be it in Western Australia, Australia or globally.

The leaders of Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together are Dr Noel Nannup OAM, Dr Richard Walley OAM, Professor Emeritus Colleen Hayward AM and Carol Innes, working in partnership and collaboration with numerous other Elders, leaders and organisations. They have made it clear that if we are talking about social impact, Aboriginal people have had a blueprint for social, ecological and cultural harmony for more than 60,000 years, and that this can be of benefit to everyone.

The central element of Danjoo Koorliny involves caring for boodja/country/land, including everything on it – minerals, plants, animals, waterways, fire, human beings and more. Danjoo Koorliny has specific portfolios focusing on regenerative land management, caring for our ancient waterways, cultural burning, food, and other key areas.

This is the largest social impact festival in the world, and has been ever since its inception in 2015. The festival has now become a global annual event that brings us together to see what has shifted in the last year and help us set our focus for the year(s) ahead.

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