Ranger Development Program

The Ranger Development Program (RDP) kicked off in 2019 and is a key pillar of the IDA's work to support the capacity building of rangers across the desert.

The RDP supports ranger teams to learn and build skills. It does this through:

  • On-country support
  • Ground-up project development
  • Regional knowledge-sharing workshops and events
  • Creating leadership opportunities

The RDP is co-designed with rangers and has evolved from a ‘pilot’ mentoring project into the current program. The RDP supports eight Western Australian desert-based ranger teams and will soon expand to support an additional four teams in South Australia.

Here is an overview of the RDP.

Cultural sharing through two-way learning

This film shows the power of connection and cultural sharing through a regional two-way learning exchange trip hosted by the Ngaanyatjarra Lands School in Warakurna Community.

Ngurrara are one of the programs pilot ranger teams focused on building rangers’ skills through the development of a local two-way learning program. This film captures a small part of their journey through the RDP.

Read our latest Ranger Development Workshop reports here:

Ranger Development Workshop
Fitzroy Crossing | 16 + 17 November 2021

Thank you to Lotterywest and Thin Green Line for supporting the Ranger Development Program and its activities.

For more information on the RDP, how your ranger team can be involved or how your organisation could support its growth, contact us.

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