The particular focus of this report is the role of research for development of sustainable livelihoods among the region’s Indigenous communities. The original intention was to produce a synthesis of the outcomes from a small suite of research projects on a livelihoods theme and to draw lessons from their collective insights. However, procedural issues prevented presentation of that work when it was all but complete. Being therefore unable to report on the detail of those projects, we were requested to undertake an alternative task: to reflect on challenges arising in research done with, by or about Indigenous communities and their livelihoods.
The project was led by Lorrae McArthur from the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA).