December 11, 2017
Young governors eager to contribute
A course for young Maori interested in contributing to the governance of their iwi or whanau trusts wants to take its model to other centres around the motu.
Auckland-based Te Whare Hukahuka graduated the second cohort of its Ka Eke Poutama course over the weekend.
Founder Shay Wright says the course was developed after realising many iwi struggle to find skills for the board table or to bring on the younger directors needed to ensure their strategies were truly about multi-generational stewardship of assets.
He says there is a lot of interest from iwi round the country, with some from other centres backing their young people to do the course.
"We’ve got a bit of a movement now. We have got 100 graduates from this programme so clearly the benefits are there. Now it's a matter of how we continue to scale it and keep it sustainable as we move it around," Mr Wright says.
Ka Eke Poutama relies on funding from charities, government and the corporate sector.
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