29 November 2016
Our inaugural event was attended by over 60 people representing community based organisations, government agencies and philanthropic organisations.
Invite and agenda
View the Networking for the Environment Invite (PDF File, 1.05MB) and Networking for the Environment Agenda (PDF File, 180.55KB).
The day focussed on sharing resources and information for linking with government, liaising with Iwi and capturing the collective knowledge of the group in an open and friendly environment. Participation by government agencies, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Rata Foundation enabled one-on-one conversations with funders, as well as group discussions on how to improve communication between the various sectors. Here are the handouts provided:
One of the biggest benefits of the day was the opportunity to connect with colleagues and peers, according to feedback from participants.
The group identified access to technical information, people and resources including funding as common issues. They agreed that continued conversation is welcomed and future events are needed.
Here are the links to our summary notes document and post it session comments.
The idea of creating an ECO-hub or “bumping space” for people to interact on an informal, ongoing basis was the most cited suggestion from the day. This is a great concept and needs to be developed further. Please email Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas on how to progress it and would like to be involved.