2019 is the UN Year of Indigenous Languages, focusing on the link between language, development, peace and reconciliation. This highlights the important role that indigenous knowledge systems play in community development, on a local, national and international scale. Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, which focused primarily on changes required in developing countries to address poverty and its impacts, the Sustainable Development Goals set out global goals that require action in and by all countries, whatever their stage of development. New Zealand’s context highlights some key issues in drawing on indigenous knowledge systems in sustainable development efforts, both domestically with reference to the special relationship that the Crown have with indigenous peoples here in New Zealand regarding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and internationally through the NZ's international development assistance.
IDYP are excited to have three dynamic panelists including:
Haze White, Senior research lead & evaluator, Te Whanau o Waipereira
Malcom Andrews, Pacific Workforce Development Consultant, WDHB
Dr. Wiremu Manaia, Senior Lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology
We're also excited to have Pania Newton as our MC for the night who will be facilitating the Q&A session. Pania is a young and passionate advocate heading the SOUL (Save Our Unique Landscape) campaign.
The event will start with a facilitated question and answer session followed by questions from the audience. There will be time after the panel session for networking.
Must be over 18 to attend.