Jawun means Malpa (friend) or Waltja (family). It is an innovative not-for-profit organisation that aims is to build the capacity of Indigenous people and organisations.
Jawun places skilled people from Australia’s leading companies and government agencies into Indigenous organisations to share their expertise and support. It’s a ngapartji ngapartji arrangement, as the secondees also learn a great deal from their hosts about working in an NGO, working in remote Australia, and of course leave with a great understanding and appreciation on Anangu life.
Since 2015, NPY Women’s Council has been the lead Indigenous partner for Jawun in the NPY region. Others include Western Desert Dialysis, Regional Anangu Service Aboriginal Corporation (RASAC), Nganampa Health Council, Ngaanyatjarra Council and Ngaanyatjarra Health Service.
The corporate and government partners linked to the NPY region include: Westpac, CBA, IAG insurance, Bluescope Steel, Melbourne University, Australian Government, NSW Government.