2021 events / Rural Forum

Programme – Day 2

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Session: Panel (main stage)
Stage 1
Virtual

The COVID-19 Legacy for rural economies

Discussion on Issues and challenges facing rural economies, including urban to rural migration and COVID related factors.

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Session: Panel (main stage)
Stage 1
Virtual

Decentralisation: essential for sustainable rural economies

Lockdowns exposed flaws in centralised supply chains bringing extreme hardships to communities. Are decentralised local hubs the solution?

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Session: Panel (main stage)
Stage 1
Virtual

Rural social enterprise approaches to climate change

Showcasing rural social enterprise approaches to tackling climate change and sustainability.

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Speakers: Tică Darie, Made in Rosia Montana, Romania, Tony Joy, Durian, Nigeria , Sally Reynolds, Carloway Estate Trust, Scotland
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Session: Fireside (main stage)
Stage 1
Virtual

Engaging and involving young people in rural enterprise

Spotlight on an approach from Ghana working with young women graduates and smallholder farmers.

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Moderator: Jody Nelson, Community Food Cape Breton, Canada
Session: Networking
Networking & Marketplace
Virtual

Networking & Open Space

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Session: Networking
Networking & Marketplace
Virtual

Networking & Open Space

Session: Panel (main stage)
Stage 1
Virtual

"Enablement Models" for rural community networks

Spotlight on models to enable and empower rural networks -showcasing a grass roots movement, activation, mobilisation from Victoria Australia and the rural network experience from Scotland.

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Session: Panel (main stage)
Stage 1
Virtual

Empowering communities through land and asset ownership

Focus on community land and community asset ownership as a critical factor in thriving rural economies.

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Moderator: Erika Shea, New Dawn, Canada
Speakers: Clayton Neil, Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship, Australia, Teresa Lomas, Waimamaku (Hokianga), New Zealand , Shona Robison MSP, Scottish Government
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Session: Panel (main stage)
Stage 1
Virtual

Wrap up with insights, actions and handover to 2022.

What were the key insights from this Rural Forum? How can rural social enterprises keep connected and what are the plans to engage in 2022?