Key Pacific leaders partner for Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit
Key Pacific organisations who are leading community change and innovation have come on-board for the Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit staged at Auckland’s Eden Park, on November 13.
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples have been working in partnership with the Pacific Business Trust, Pasifika Futures, Pasifika Education Centre and Pacific Media Network to capture a collective vision to fully realise the potential of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa.
Minister for Pacific People Hon. Aupito William Sio says these organisations are community pillars to our Pacific communities and have a vital role to play in ensuring we achieve general well-being for Pacific peoples throughout New Zealand.
“The four organisations are charged to become agents of change and thought leaders in their respective fields,” Minister Sio says.
“They share our vision to fully realise the potential of Pacific people in Aotearoa.”
The Summit is about empowering Pacific communities to drive innovative change in our priority areas of Pacific languages, cultures and identities, economic development and income, health and wellbeing, and youth, the Minister adds.
“Our key partners will lead Summit workshops focussed on key priority areas identified through a four month community engagement Talanoa process the Ministry for Pacific Peoples undertook, and will facilitate discussions on how community and government can better work together for the benefit of the wider community.”
There has been strong interest expressed in the Summit, with more than 350 Pacific community leaders expected to attend.
“The Summit is a significant milestone in our journey as Pacific Aotearoa and I look forward to launching the refreshed Pacific Vision to reflect where we have come from and our hopes and aspirations for the future,” Minister Sio says.
Visit www.pacificaotearoa.org.nz to view the Summit programme; and to view the event live.