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Media Release - DKA & CDU sign MOU

July 04, 2023

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MOU to strength­en research and inno­va­tion in Cen­tral Australia

A Mem­o­ran­dum of Under­stand­ing (MOU) between Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia (DKA) and Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty (CDU) aims to strength­en research and encour­age a cul­ture of inno­va­tion in Cen­tral Australia.

The MOU co-signed this week by CDU’s Vice-Chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Scott Bow­man and DKA CEO Jim­my Cock­ing, will fos­ter a part­ner­ship between the two organ­i­sa­tions through col­lab­o­ra­tive oppor­tu­ni­ties that will strength­en research, edu­ca­tion, and inno­va­tion in the region. 

Pro­fes­sor Bow­man said the agree­ment will help build a foun­da­tion of col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships in the region which will advance edu­ca­tion and research oppor­tu­ni­ties in Cen­tral Australia.

“This part­ner­ship will help form a strong bond between our two organ­i­sa­tions and oth­er like-mind­ed organ­i­sa­tions in Cen­tral Aus­tralia” he said. 

At CDU we are com­mit­ted to under­stand­ing the needs of the region and to devel­op strate­gi­cal­ly in ways that boost local success.” 

This alliance will focus on inno­va­tion and research that will improve the sus­tain­abil­i­ty and live­abil­i­ty of com­mu­ni­ties in the North­ern Territory. 

Mr Cock­ing said this part­ner­ship will help define path­ways where desert knowl­edge and west­ern edu­ca­tion can walk together.

We’re lever­ag­ing over 70 years of com­bined knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence of both organ­i­sa­tions to dri­ve the desert for­ward in edu­ca­tion, employ­ment, and research, and to col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly deliv­er the solu­tions most-need­ed in remote communities,” Mr Cock­ing said.

14 June 2023

END OF MEDIA RELEASE

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