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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

Codes 4 Life: Women Hosts First Workshop

Nov 25, 2020

25 women gathered at the Precinct to develop prevention practices against domestic, family and sexual violence.

Straight Talk: “I was born to do this”

Aug 21, 2020

Codes 4 Life Project Officer Wayne Scrutton shares his journey with the program.

DKA Hosts Their Excellencies, General the Honourable David Hurley and Mrs Linda Hurley

Aug 10, 2020

Desert Knowledge Australia was honoured to host His Excel­len­cy the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, at the Desert Knowledge Precinct.