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The university as a community knowledge broker for the exchange of information to assist in sustainable natural resource management

Peason, D (2008). The university as a community knowledge broker for the exchange of information to assist in sustainable natural resource management. In: AUCEA National Conference 2008, Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island, 9-11 November, 2008.

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Author Peason, D
Title The university as a community knowledge broker for the exchange of information to assist in sustainable natural resource management
Conference Name AUCEA National Conference 2008
Conference Location Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island
Conference Dates 9-11 November, 2008
Conference Publication Title Australian Iniversities Community Engagement Alliance: National Conference Proceedings 2008 (online) - Engaging for a sustainable future
Publisher AUCEA
Publication Year 2008
ISBN 978-0-98036-10-3   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 332
End Page 340
Total Pages 9
HERDC Category E2 - Conference Publication - Full written paper, non refereed proceedings (internal)
Abstract Research conducted at Charles Darwin University (CDU) in the environmental science and natural resource management (NRM) areas is internationally recognised and widely published in international peer reviewed journals, yet access to the information generated by regional NRM practitioners is largely limited. In the past, research directions and priorities have been largely derived and determined within CDU based research programs, with limited input from on the ground natural resource managers. CDU caters for a range of educational needs from vocational training through to the PHD level, yet again course design and materials have been largely determined internally. This paper presents the findings of an exchange workshop whose aim was to start work with the community to try to readdress this situation. The workshop was funded by National Heritage Trust funds delivered by Land and Water Australia and Greening Australia under the Exchange Incentive. The aims of the workshop were to explore - what NRM practitioners would like to see CDU do in terms of information exchange, how CDU could perform the role of an effective knowledge broker for NRM information in the NT, what the limitations and barriers to information and knowledge exchange are currently, and what changes are needed to make it easier to access relevant information. Although a CDU initiative the workshop was a partnership between the NT NRM Board, the Tropical Savannas CRC, Greening Australia and the NT Government Departments of Primary Industries Fisheries and Mines (DPIFM) and Natural Resources Environment and Arts (DNRETA). Outcomes from the workshop included a recommendation to establish a NRM Industry Group to liaise with CDU with regard to training, research and information exchange, a more formalised process to assess the community engagement needs of researchers, and the creation of a working group whose role would be to continue the engagement processes started at the workshop, and to consider how to impement recommendations and create an effective network to facilitate partnerships, understanding and communities of practice between CDU researchers.lecturers/trainers and people engaged in practical NRM.
 
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