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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July 13, 2023

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

DKA Stories

Media Release - DKA releases its new Strategic Plan 2023-2025

Mar 14, 2023

Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA) is pleased to announce the release of its Strategic Plan 2023-2025

DKA welcomes new Chair and Board members

Oct 26, 2022

Last month DKA welcomed our new Chair, Arrernte woman, Sera Bray.