International Conference of Landcare Studies_Nov 2017_Japan

International Conference of Landcare Studies   
Global Resilience through Local Self-reliance – the Landcare Model,


5-8 NOVEMBER 2017.

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This was the first world gathering of landcare academics and practitioners to discuss the theories, practice and pragmatics of the ‘landcare field’ and the role of landcare, localism, self-reliance, sustainability, rural and regional resilience and post-emergency and disaster recovery, for application globally.

The conference was organised by Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics, and co-hosted by Australian Landcare International.





Hosted in Nagoya, Japan it was timed to coincide with World Tsunami Awareness Day following a tour of affected areas in 2016 where community activities post disaster were identified as being very ‘landcare’ in their approach.






Speakers included: Dr Joseph Runzo-Inada, Dr Tomomi Maekawa, Dr Kazuki Kagohashi (Japan); Prof Yvonne Everett (USA); Joseph Tanui (Kenya); Dr Nick Edgar (NZ); Dr Andrés Arnalds (Iceland); Prof Andrew Campbell, Dr Lisa Robins, Prof Stewart Lockie, Rob Youl OAM, Andrea Mason, Dr Ross Colliver, Megan Rowlatt, (Australia) and other key thinkers. The lineup brought together a forum with an incredible depth of expertise on Landcare. They were able to share knowledge, to ensure the continued development of Landcare as a global model, and able to assist with the growing challenges that are required by communities across the globe.

There were pre- and post-conference tours to sites, with discussions and guidance from community leaders working on a range of post-disaster and more ‘regular’ Landcare activities.

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