DKA & NT IBN work together to support Aboriginal businesses
Dec 18, 2018
In Darwin this week, DKA and the Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network have signed a two-year MOU.
The Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network (NT IBN) and Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA) have this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding, set to bring increased opportunities, professional development and networking events for Indigenous Businesses in Central Australia.
The two-year MOU was signed this week in Darwin at the North Australia Development Office by NT IBN Chief Executive Officer Renee Long and DKA Chief Executive Officer Lauren Ganley. Ms Long said that the MOU was a strong strategic partnership that would deliver mutually beneficial outcomes for both organisations, and the business community in Alice Springs and surrounds.
“DKA supports Indigenous enterprises and employment, incubates innovation and actively grows new leaders, which aligns perfectly with NT IBN’s mission to support Indigenous businesses while focusing on their strengths.”
“We share the same values of learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration and we are looking forward to working with Renee and the NT IBN team to further develop collaborative opportunities and events,” said Ms Ganley.
DKA Chief Executive Lauren Ganley and NT IBN Chief Executive Renee Long sign the MOU in Darwin this week.
Ms Long said that the MOU offered a ‘home base’ for NT IBN members in Alice Springs and provided a fantastic venue for local events, business meetings and professional development opportunities.
“This is an exciting partnership for both organisations which will support, advocate and foster Indigenous Business opportunities, as well as promote the important work of Desert Knowledge Australia, and encourage visitation and use of their incredible facility.
“The Desert Knowledge Australia precinct has excellent facilities for networking and connecting with businesses both face to face, and also through video conferencing. Lauren and I will be working together to facilitate business events as well as regular networking sessions, through initiatives such as Black Coffee which encourages Indigenous business and professional networking opportunities,” said Ms Long.