Who is DKA?

Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia (DKA) is a not-for-prof­it statu­to­ry cor­po­ra­tion of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, estab­lished in 2003 to encour­age learn­ing, socioe­co­nom­ic devel­op­ment, research, and envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Cen­tral Aus­tralia. DKA is com­mit­ted to devel­op­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to build a stronger and more con­nect­ed desert and remote Australia.

About DKA



DKA’s pur­pose:

  • Demon­strat­ing the val­ue of desert and remote Australia.
  • Con­nect­ing peo­ple, knowl­edge and opportunities.
  • Look­ing to the future.



DKA’s focus areas include:

  • Renew­able Energy
  • Desert Lead­er­ship
  • Dig­i­tal Innovation
  • Desert Research


View all DKA activities.

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