Charles Darwin University (CDU) lecturer in resource management, Matthew Campbell, has recently been elected to the position of chairperson of the National Conservation and Land Management Training Providers Network (NCLMTPN) for 2007.
One of the major roles for Mr Campbell is to facilitate the 2007 national conference to be held in Central Australia.
Mr Campbell, of the School of Australian Indigenous knowledge Systems, with assistance from Rebecca Freshwater from Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in Alice Springs, will formulate a program for the conference, ensuring that a strong focus is placed on land management issues in Central Australia.
“Throughout the conference a significant emphasis will be placed on the role Indigenous people play in managing the landscapes of the Northern Territory,” he said.
“We hope the conference will highlight the challenges for training providers to ensure that their training meets the needs of Indigenous people and assists with the development of land management interventions that recognise, support and build on traditional land management practices.”
The NCLMTPN is the peak representative body for vocational trainers, educators and assessors in the conservation and land management discipline. Members are drawn from all states and territories and represent a broad cross section of providers who deliver this training in a diverse range of environments, addressing a wide range of conservation and land management issues.