The Jawun story
Jawun’s most recent phase has seen a strategic
expansion in the number of regions in the Jawun
network, in order to more substantially effect
change across diverse Indigenous communities.
Jawun CEO Karyn Baylis explained:
In 2009, the Jawun Board clearly mapped out
the plan for expansion of the model. This strategic
decision was deliberate, bold and ambitious,
and identified as a requirement for the ongoing
sustainability and viability of the model.
The question was asked, ‘Why shouldn’t other
Indigenous communities benefit from ongoing
relationships with the corporate sector?’
Jawun has grown from having eight corporate
partners across two regions in 2009, to
28 corporate and government partners across
nine regions in 2015 (see Figure 2). The number
of Indigenous partners has also substantially
increased: Jawun currently supports more than
70 Indigenous organisations.
THE JAWUN MODEL
Noel Pearson’s visionary
Our Right to
a base in
BIRTH OF JAWUN
Jawun, then known as
in Cape York, QLD.
IEP is renamed Jawun
and expands to the
East Kimberley, WA
and Redfern, NSW.
REGIONS PARTNERS SECONDEES
1 2 203
2 8 488
9 28 1,934