• Drought Resilience Leaders pilot program launched today in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley.
  • The pilot will support community members to be trained in leadership and undertake a community activity to build drought resilience in the region.

A new leadership program that forms part of the Federal Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund launched today in the Goulburn Valley.

Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the Drought Resilience Leaders program would assist a new era of leaders and mentors to help their communities build drought resilience.

Mr Drum said the program would provide opportunities for young and emerging leaders across a range of sectors to gain knowledge and skills.

“This is a brilliant opportunity for communities in the Goulburn Valley to be one step ahead of the next drought,” Mr Drum said.

“Today we’re launching this program to ensure the future leaders in this region play an active role in their communities to help build drought resilience.

“The program provides entire communities with the skills for drought management and resilience.

“This program, which is to be delivered by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, will enable emerging young leaders to be supported through training and undertaking activities in their local community to build drought resilience.”

Mr Drum thanked Federal Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, for his commitment to bringing the Drought Resilience Leaders program to the Goulburn Valley.

The Goulburn Valley pilot will be followed by one in Central West Queensland, before expanding to 10 additional regions around Australia.

For more information and to apply visit the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation website.

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