First up, MFAT is currently inviting public submissions to inform their updated policy on New Zealand’s International Cooperation for Sustainable Development. This is your chance to have your say. Submissions close 30 September, 2018. You can find out more about the process and make your submission from this link.
Our workshop, New Futures for New Zealand’s Development Cooperation, is coming up quickly.
This is your chance to get together to talk about New Zealand’s international aid and development efforts, and what we should be doing in the future.
What: New Futures for New Zealand’s Development Cooperation in an SDG World
When: 9am – 1pm, Thursday 5 July
Where: Lecture Theatre One, Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, Wellington
Morning tea will be provided. The event is free.
|09:00||Mihi Whakatau: Paul Meredith, Office of the DVC (Māori), Victoria University of Wellington|
|09:10||Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Fletcher Tabuteau|
|09:30||Current situation: Dr. Terence Wood, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre;
Dr. Jo Spratt, Visiting Fellow, Development Policy Centre.
|09:50||Jonathan Kings, Deputy Secretary, Pacific and Development Group, MFAT|
|10:10||Josie Pagani, Executive Director, Council for International Development|
|10:30||Opportunities and possibilities: Professor Regina Scheyvens, Massey University; Professor John Overton, Victoria University of Wellington.|
|11:00||Morning tea: Mezzanine, Room Z03|
|11:30||Lightening talks: Angela Wilton, Oxfam’s Partnerships Director; Alfred Schuster, Pacific regionalism expert; Professor Warwick Murray, VUW; Nick Rogers, Tonkin+Taylor; Dr. Gerard Prinsen, Massey University.|
|12:15||Parliamentarians: Hon. Golriz Gharhaman (Green Party Aotearoa), Hon. Louisa Wall (Labour Party), Hon.Tim Mcindoe (National Party)|
|Rapporteur: Dr. Helen Leslie, Senior Lecturer, Massey University|
Our seminar on New Zealand’s development cooperation is coming up quickly. It is not often we get together to talk about New Zealand’s international aid and development efforts, and there have been lots of changes with our new government. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from MFAT, the Council for International Development, political party spokespeople, and more.
New Futures for NZ Development Cooperation in an SDG World
Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington
9am to 1pm, Thursday 5 July
Please RSVP to email@example.com
A new government and the rise of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) makes this a crucial time to discuss and debate the direction of New Zealand’s aid and development work. What are we doing well? What needs to change? How can changes be brought about?
This event will be an opportunity to share ideas about where New Zealand’s international aid and development attention could, and should, be directed to ensure that in our global community nobody is left behind. We’re planning to involve representatives from political parties, MFAT, NGOs, the private sector, and academia. The seminar aims to bring people together to spark thought, collaboration and action. Continue reading
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Where is New Zealand aid going? Where could it go? Where should it go? How should it reflect the SDGs? On 5 July NZADDs will he holding a public workshop to look at these questions. We’re still in the planning stages, but please put the date in your diary.