Desert Leadership


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


Angka Arretye: Telling it Straight

Dec 04, 2019

Reconnecting Aboriginal men with culture and driving positive change.

Precinct visits a hit

Apr 20, 2018

DKA is proud to share the activities of the Precinct with special guests.

DKA & IBA put knowledge into action

Apr 13, 2018

Indigenous Business Australia visit Alice Springs to discover the opportunities for Central Australian businesses