Localizing our economies in the face of global corporatism – 2023 NENA LOCALISATION WEEK

Date: Monday, June 19, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Localisation23 | webinars 2023

What is localisation? Why is it so good for communities, our environment and our economies?

Join us for our first event in NENA's 2023 Localisation Week, as we host an important discussion about localizing economies in the face of global corporatism: challenges and successes. With Helena Norberg-Hodge, Jon Jandai and Michelle Maloney, our discussion will explore localisation strategies that build community wealth, resilience and ecological wellbeing, and which directly challenge the unjust impacts of globalisation, the power of transnational corporations and growth economics.

** This event is part of NENA's Localisation Week, which celebrates World Localization Day 2023, hosted by Local Futures **



Helena is a pioneer of the new economy and localization movement, is Founder and Director of Local Futures/The Economics of Happiness, and is the Convenor of World Localization Day. She is the author of Ancient Futures and Local is Our Future, and producer of The Economics of Happiness and of Planet Local. Helena is recipient of the Alternative Nobel prize, the Arthur Morgan Award and the Goi Peace Prize.  To find out more about Local Futures/The Economics of Happiness, visit: www.localfutures.org


Jon Jandai is the Founder of Pun Pun, north of Chiang Mai City in northern Thailand, which is a self-reliance learning centre and seed saving centre. Jon and his colleagues also founded Pun Pun Isaan, in Yasothorn province of northeastern Thailand. Pun Pun Isaan is a model of how to design a truly sustainable farm and community. The people at Pun Pun and Pun Pun Isaan experiment with alternative building and farming techniques and processing products from the farm and community, as well as providing teaching and workshops. Jon conducts regular workshops and events for guests who want to learn from him and his team about self reliant living, organic gardening, community living, natural building and natural health. His workshops are well attended by individuals who are just starting out in their careers and those that have already attained certain level of success in life and career. His guests comes from both within Thailand and from countries around the world.


Dr Michelle Maloney (BA/LLB(Hons),PhD) is the Co-founder and Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA). Michelle co-founded NENA to support the need in Australia for civil society action and solidarity around critiquing neoclassical/growth economics, and building alternative economic systems. Michelle began working with other colleagues to create the New Economy Network Australia in 2016, and since that time NENA has grown into a national network of thousands of individuals and organisations working to transform our economic system so that it supports ecological health and socially and economically just human societies.


The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) is a network of organisations and individuals working to create an ecologically healthy and socially just society by transforming Australia’s economic system. NENA works by providing a platform for knowledge sharing, peer to peer support, cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration.
Visit our website: www.neweconomy.org.au or Email us: nena@neweconomy.org.au


World Localization Day is an annual celebration of the worldwide localization movement. It's more than just a day: it’s an invitation to see the world in a new way. To gain an awareness of place by participating in small-scale, local economic exchanges. To create change locally as part of a global movement for healthier communities and economies.
Visit our website for all the amazing events, all around the world: https://www.worldlocalizationd...