Brokerage & Facilitation


Connecting people, knowledge, ideas and opportunities.

DKA applies the knowl­edge of the desert to the com­plex chal­lenges that often accom­pa­ny liv­ing and work­ing in remote and region­al Aus­tralia. We are based in an amaz­ing, vibrant place where the old­est liv­ing cul­tures on the plan­et still thrive; where the peo­ple are resilient and inno­va­tion is a way of life. 

We work to con­nect peo­ple, knowl­edge, ideas and oppor­tu­ni­ties. For local organ­i­sa­tions and busi­ness­es, we offer con­nec­tions to new oppor­tu­ni­ties, or sup­port with strength­en­ing prac­tices. For those look­ing to con­nect with the peo­ple and knowl­edges of the desert, we can intro­duce you to our exten­sive net­work and pro­vide insight into the social and eco­nom­ic land­scape of Cen­tral Aus­tralia. And if we don’t know the answer, we know some­one who does! 

We have skills in: 

  • Strate­gic plan­ning facilitation
  • Event man­age­ment
  • Research devel­op­ment
  • Busi­ness incu­ba­tion and coaching
  • Organ­i­sa­tion­al strat­e­gy and sys­tems development
  • Pro­gram and project design
  • Facil­i­ta­tion, con­sul­ta­tion and evaluation
  • Work­shop design, facil­i­ta­tion and implementation

If you’ve got an idea or a need, start a con­ver­sa­tion – you nev­er know where it might take you.


DKA means business

Nov. 01, 2018

DKA builds connections at October Business Month

DKA connects with China

Sep. 03, 2018

DKA CEO Lauren Ganley travelled to China last week to showcase the Northern Territory to business and industry representatives.

Desert Knowledge Research Institute to launch soon

May 21, 2018

DKA's research arm, the Desert Knowledge Research Institute, will begin generating and sharing knowledge in 2018.