Dr Amanda Cahill: Building the next economy… a crash course.

Amanda is the CEO of The Next Economy. Originally trained as an anthropologist, Amanda has been working on community development projects in countries as diverse as The Philippines, Brazil and Fiji, as well as in Australia for 23 years. After five years leading the Centre for Social Change in Brisbane, she recently established The Next Economy to support the emergence of more resilient, socially just and ecologically viable local economies across Australia and beyond. She is also a founding partner of the Zero Emissions Byron project, and is on the steering committee of the New Economy Network of Australia. Amanda has a PhD in Human Geography from the Australian National University and has an adjunct position at the University of Queensland.

Workshop brief: Building the next economy… a crash course.
Tired of waiting for governments to lead, communities all over Australia and the world are starting to take economic development into their own hands. Building on their strengths and assets to diversify their local economies, groups are coming together to start new initiatives that not only create new jobs and wealth, but also foster long-term resilience and stronger communities. This workshop will provide a brief overview of the steps communities can take to build local economies that are good for both people and planet.

Amanda has a PhD in Human Geography from the Australian National University and has an adjunct position at the University of Queensland.