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Creating positive social change and growing new leaders.

DKA con­nects peo­ple and knowl­edges. We under­stand the impor­tance of the knowl­edge that exists in remote and region­al Aus­tralia and that we have a role in col­lect­ing, curat­ing and shar­ing that knowl­edge. We live and work across lan­guages and cul­tures and use that expe­ri­ence as the foun­da­tion of our work. The desert knowl­edge net­work is made up of ancient and endur­ing Abo­rig­i­nal knowl­edges along­side con­tem­po­rary and emerg­ing research, sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy. Through inter­twin­ing old and new knowl­edges, both are enriched and strengthened. 

Through DKA’s work in desert lead­er­ship, we

  • Con­nect peo­ple and opportunities
  • Empow­er exist­ing, emerg­ing and poten­tial Abo­rig­i­nal leaders
  • Sup­port Abo­rig­i­nal enter­prise and employment
  • Devel­op strong gov­er­nance and organ­i­sa­tion­al practices 
  • Help imple­ment strate­gies and solutions
  • Devel­op and strength­en pro­to­cols around work­ing with Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple and businesses
  • Con­nect with the peo­ple and busi­ness­es of Cen­tral Australia

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.