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 ASsoc. Professor Ruth McCausland and keenly supported by the Vice-Chancellor

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

DEG's Clem Dodd meeting UNSW SM@RT Centre team

While visiting Sydney to receive a NSW Justice Award in October 2017 DEG visited UNSW Science SM@RT Centre to meet with Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla and members of her team, including engineer Anirban Ghose, architect Claudia Echeverria and chemical engineer Mohan Myyas. DEG's ambitious aim is to establish a micro factory with the SM@RT Centre to produce high value products from local waste and thereby provide local jobs and a showcase site in remote NSW. In so doing, we hope to decrease the organisation's reliance on governments and benefactors for its important work, and provide leadership in sustainability for north west NSW.