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The DNA Committee

Committee Profile

Allan Dale is a Professor of Tropical Regional Development at The Cairns Institute, James Cook University and the Chief Scientist for the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA). He has been the inaugural chair of the Developing Northern Australia Conference since 2015. Allan has an internationally published interest in integrated societal governance, with a particular focus across the tropical world, northern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. He leads JCU’s contributions to Queensland’s Rural Economies Centre of Excellence (RECoE), the Communities in Transition Program, the Indigenous Enterprise Program with in the TNQ Drought Hub, and emerging collective impact approaches to social development at community scale.