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.

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Jimmy Cocking set to lead DKA into a new era

Jul 04, 2022

Well-known community leader and long-term Alice Springs resident Jimmy Cocking will assume the role of DKA CEO from Monday, 4 July 2022.

DKA Stories

The identity of an Aboriginal man: Codes 4 Life visits Tennant Creek

Jun 07, 2022

Codes 4 Life delivers a workshop in Tennant Creek featuring 21 participants, and three Elders of the Alyawerre, Warlpiri and Warramunga people.

The Hon Chansey Paech sworn in as Minister for Desert Knowledge Australia in Territory first

May 05, 2022

The Hon Chansey Paech was sworn in as the first ever Minister for Desert Knowledge Australia on 4 May 2022, following an announcement from the Office of the Chief Minister.

DKA farewells Dr Dan Tyson

Mar 11, 2022

Dr Dan Tyson marks his last day at Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA), after nearly three years in the role of Chief Executive Officer.