There are various ways of explaining the theory of change Kimberley to Cape is employing to make a positive difference to the future of the North. This table shows how KtC actions address key pressures from a natural assets based theory of change.
Alternatively, the diagram below shows at a high level the link between our current activities and short, medium and long term goals.
More specifically from a work plan perspective, Kimberley to Cape will deliver the following by 2016/17 (pdf version):
|KtC Role||2015-16 action||2015-16 output||2016-2017 goal|
|1. Facilitate conversations & collaboration to build a shared picture of success for the North||Continue to work with multiple sectors on ‘Sharing Stories of Success’ (eg agriculture, grazing, mining, tourism)||Shared stories on agriculture & pastoral futures capture common ground & key questions||Stories & examples brought together into a shared picture of success for the North. Productive forum or Roundtable held that contributes to shared picture & agreed pathways to achieve it.Shared statement developed based on the consensus/ common ground that has widespread support across multiple sectors & multiple regions.|
|Work to earn & support Indigenous engagement & leadership||Respectful & productive engagement|
|Collate examples & indicators of what success might look like||First draft of example case studies complete|
|Scope options for future-orientated forums such as the Northern Australian Futures Roundtable||Forum options scoped & proposal supported|
|2. Make and take opportunities to coordinate and catalyse action towards shared success||Promote the values of an intact healthy savanna, benefits of natural & cultural resource management, & critical role & needs of communities||Compelling evidence base & well supported case for action eg ‘Our Great North’ publication||Significantly improved recognition & support by government, industry & northern & southern population centres|
|Coordinate action on at least 3 topics including a) recommendations of Eucalypts rpt, b) funding for caring for country activities, c) planning support||Approach agreed & actions implemented||Effective individual &/or joint actions or advocacy leading to positive outcomes such as changes in policy, legislation, incentives, funding etc as relevant|
|3. Provide forums for knowledge exchange, discussion and connection, and help align, improve and expand efforts towards shared success||Organise regular teleconferences, news &/or web platform to exchange knowledge on policies, planning, projects, practices & other relevant issues||Well subscribed 4-8 week news round-up, useful web/social media interface, engaged ‘’Connections’’ teleconferences||Partner organisations are well informed about programs, activities, research & news both generally & on specific topics relevant to KtC goals, & activities are more effective as a result|
|Support local & regional planning for sustainable development & conservation by sharing ‘what’s happening, what’s working, what’s next’ across the North||Workshop covering eg country based planning, enterprise planning, sustainability frameworks & regional visions, & follow up action plan||Actions from workshop implemented & regional communities supported to hold informed discussions about the future of their region & develop a plan, prospectus or vision. Link with Roundtable|
The KtC Coordinator will also work to engage partners, monitor and evaluate actions and outcomes, and seek funding.