Whānau Tahi

Collaboration for Impact

I recently attended the Collaboration for Impact conference held in Auckland which stated:

“According to international literature ‘Collaboration for Impact’ offers a new way of resolving complex social problems with a vision for creating lasting change.”

The evidence is clear that complex social problems take a collaborative approach to resolving, and across New Zealand communities struggle with overcoming persistent social issues and frustrations that hold them back. The Collaboration for Impact framework presents a fresh, yet somehow old, methodology, enabling communities to come together and address complex social problems.

Internationally there is an awareness that it takes a combination of community, government, business and NGOs to work collaboratively if we are to seriously address the needs that persist.”

This is what Whānau Ora is!

Embedded in the roots of the urbanisation of Māori in the 60’s and 70’s Whānau Ora acknowledges that in the mid 50’s ~78% of Māori were rurally based and within 20 years by the mid 70’s ~78% of Māori were urban based - along the way we had lost elements of our language, iwi affiliations and community connections. Our sense of well-being was challenged!

Political lobbying at the time saw the establishment of the National Urban Maori Authority which built Marae and created centres of excellence developing services to connect whānau and communities.

Today Whānau Ora is a coalition of six government agencies working in a collective impact alliance addressing the determinants of health. The adage being that we only become ill when we don’t have the resources to stay well!

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Almost like ‘Walking Backwards into Our Future”! Enjoy these powerful presentations: Collaborationforimpactnz2017.grow.co.nz