Desert Leadership

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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: 3 focus areas in 2021

Feb 17, 2021

Building on their work from the previous year, the Codes 4 Life team outlines three key areas they will focus on in 2021.

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.