The Healthy Country AI and digital program is designed to enable research teams, Indigenous land and sea management organisations, and Traditional Owners to support those that are interested in becoming ‘Indigenous digital rangers’ to learn to use technology to responsibly collect, analyse and use data and AI that complements Indigenous knowledge and is used to monitor how well on-ground actions are contributing towards Healthy Country goals.

The program has three objectives:

  • Engage Indigenous participants who are involved in caring for country activities across key parts of Australia.
  • Enhance Indigenous Rangers capabilities to use the Healthy Country AI process to collect data, assess data, use data for the evidence-based management of country, and support the protection of important areas and sites.
  • Support networking opportunities for Indigenous land managers who are caring for country across Australia to enable peer-to-peer sharing and build connections for future opportunities.