Who is DKA?

Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia (DKA) is a statu­to­ry cor­po­ra­tion of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, estab­lished in 2003 to man­age the Desert Knowl­edge Precinct in part­ner­ship with the Desert Peo­ple’s Cen­tre, and under an Indige­nous Land Use Agree­ment with native title hold­ers, Lhere Arte­pe Abo­rig­i­nal Corporation.

DKA facil­i­tates the devel­op­ment of edu­ca­tion­al, employ­ment and enter­prise path­ways, arid zone-focused research and tech­no­log­i­cal progress rel­e­vant to the well­be­ing, resilience and sus­tain­abil­i­ty of desert com­mu­ni­ties, both with­in Aus­tralia and around the World.

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Codes 4 Life set to reach more men and boys after licensing agreement

Apr 20, 2024

Michael Liddle first came up with the idea for the Codes 4 Life workshops about 10 years ago, and ever since, they’ve been helping Indigenous men and boys in the NT find a healthier path.

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Engaging the community with our renewable future

Apr 16, 2024

We invited community members out to the Desert Knowledge Precinct this month to hear about the work that’s gone into the Alice Springs Future Grid project.

Media Release - Alice Springs can lead on energy transformation, but urgent investment needed

Mar 21, 2024

The Alice Springs Future Grid Project has released its Roadmap to 2030 report, laying out possible ways forward to reaching 50% renewable energy by 2030.

Bustin' the Grass Festival 2023

July 13, 2023

The inaugural BTG Festival was held at the Precinct on Saturday 17 June 2023