Natural Resources & Indigenous Livelihoods Intensive Short Course

Charles Darwin University, 12-16 September, 2022

Location: Casuarina Campus, Darwin & Kakadu National Park

Course Overview

This intensive course explores the synergies between natural resource-based enterprise development and Indigenous livelihoods. Participants attend a 5-day intensive based in Darwin and two days/nights of field trips in Kakadu National Park. The course links theory and applied topics, through a combination of lectures, discussions and field-based observation.

Themes covered

  • Indigenous people and their resources
  • Economic development theory and sustainable livelihood frameworks
  • Social, cultural, environmental and economic factors in enterprise development and commercial use of natural resources
  • Governance, business models and policy issues
  • Natural resource based enterprise case studies - including plant and animal products, land and sea management, carbon economy and marine enterprises

Who should attend

This unit is an accredited specialist elective of the Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) and elective in the third year of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (BES) and Bachelor of Science (BSC). Cross-institutional enrolments from other universities are very welcome.

This course and field intensive welcomes professional participants with some tertiary education experience to participate in the 5-day intensive. This includes practitioners working with local, Territory, state and national governments, NGOs and community groups in natural resource management or higher degree by research candidates seeking professional development opportunity.

More information

  • Click here for a flyer with more information about course topics, field trip and enrolment costs and important dates.

  • For more information contact the Unit Coordinator: A/Professor Natasha Stacey, Environment Discipline, College of Engineering, IT and Environment, phone 08 8946 6268 (email: natasha.stacey@cdu.edu).

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