Gangalidda and Garawa Rangers started undertaking controlled burning of Country
successful pilot Jigija courses
potential participants over the next five years
Engaging with Traditional Owners to prepare a business plan for an Indigenous training program providing wildfire management and mitigation training
Plan C completed a business plan that addresses commercial and operational strategies for Jigija, including longer term aspirations for the brand, partnerships, and product diversification.
Jigija training programs are a response to growing interest in traditional land management practices from recent bushfires and carbon markets. It provides a unique opportunity for Gangalidda People to share traditional fire knowledge and practice integrated with contemporary fire management strategies and technologies.
We engaged with Traditional Owners and completed extensive research into product and service offerings, market analysis, and risk management to inform the business plan. AEC Group completed financial analysis to support the business case for the wholly Indigenous-owned business.
Research and engagement approaches guided by Oregon Community Planning model
Engaged with GGNTAC in person at meetings and workshops in Burketown
Identified and sourced data required for financial modelling and business planning
Completed SWOT and PESTLE analysis
Identified long-term aspirations for company and wider community benefits
#Key Outcomes Achieved
Designed unique product and service offering
Five year business plan and detailed action plan
Identified pathway for business growth and training provision
Opportunity for Jigija to establish itself as a leader in this area of land management practice
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