Yuwaya Ngarra-li – ‘Vision’.CLD Centre Align

"The Dharriwaa Elders will lead a collaboration with UNSW and other supporters to grow our individual and community strengths and assets. We aim to restore a robust belonging to thriving families, community and country, while making our place in the nation and sharing our learning with other communities". Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett.

The purpose of Yuwaya Ngarra-li is for the Dharriwaa Elders Group (DEG) and UNSW to work in partnership to improve the wellbeing, social, built and physical environment and life pathways of Aboriginal people in Walgett through collaborating on evidence-based programs, research projects and capacity building, and to evaluate this model of CommUNIty-Led Development as a way of working with other Aboriginal communities.

Yuwaya Ngarra-li is an initiative that will promote two-way learning between Walgett's Dharriwaa Elders Group and a range of UNSW faculties, with long term academic leadership by Professor Eileen Baldry and keenly supported by Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs

Warning: Images of deceased persons may appear. Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay pronunciation guide.

Yuwaya Ngarrali discussions with UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

In August 2017, DEG's Wendy Spencer and UNSW Ruth McCausland met with the UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering team led by Anna Bruce, and Mike Roberts of Pingala, to discuss the next stages of Yuwaya Ngarrali's Walgett energy poverty relief projects.

A range of possible studies were discussed that could be used by Yuwaya Ngarrali to present evidence to stakeholders in our work to bring solar systems to all Walgett social housing and community organisations, and examine potential sustainable energy economic development initiatives.