MEP was established in mid-2013 as a joint venture between Gumatj Aboriginal Corporation and Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation to provide the then-named Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP), across the Northeast Arnhem Land Region. The program has undergone significant changes since 1 July 2015 and is now named the Community Development Program (CDP). We have a strong Board of Yolngu and Balanda Leaders from across the region.
who We Are
Miwatj Employment and Participation is a local Yolngu Indigenous Organisation with a clear Vision: Setting our eyes on a strong future for all East Arnhem Land people. We are committed to assisting all of East Arnhem Land people to strive for economic independence for themselves and their families.
MEP’s head office is based in Yirrkala and we also have offices in Gapuwiyak, Gunyangara and Nhulunbuy. We provide CDP services to Yirrkala, Gapuwiyak, Gunyangara, Birritjimi, Nhulunbuy and Homelands of the Laynhapuy Region.
Setting our eyes on a strong future for all East Arnhem Land People
Delivering high quality services under the Community Development Program
Supporting Dilak leaders and operating under their endorsement and guidance
Helping all people of East Arnhem Land to engage in employment and community activities
Fostering economic independence to support engagement in employment and community activities.
our PRINCIPLE VALUES
Respecting the maintenance of culture and cultural obligations
Promoting sustainability through meaningful training and employment
Vesting decision-making powers in the hands of the appropriate people
Mentoring and developing young people to realise their potential
Supporting both new and existing initiatives for economic independence