Keynote Speaker

Anthea Fawcett

Founder, Remote Indigenous Gardens Network

Anthea's  background is in the humanities, sustainable design and development. She specialises in interdisciplinary research, project facilitation and communications to promote sustainability.

Over the past 20 years Anthea has worked as an employee and consultant for organisations that include the EcoDesign Foundation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the University of Cape Town, the Institution of Engineers, Sustainable Technologies Australia, the NSW Department of Planning and the amazing NGO, Food and Trees for Africa

Anthea has lived and worked in South Africa, Indonesia and South Korea, and established Southern Exchange, Sydney, in 2008. In 2009, RIG Network started as a project initiative of Southern Exchange with a small grant to kick things off, and from 2009-mid 2013 kept things going and growing with the smell of an oily rag.

Anthea, along with friends and colleagues, established FoodSwell - a social enterprise and a registered charity that provides a new organisational and governance home for RIG Network. FoodSwell programs include and expand upon those of the Remote Indigenous Gardens Network and assist remote, regional and urban Australians to learn, walk and work together on practical and strategic initiatives to promote better access to sustainable, healthy, reliable food for the long term.