Aotearoa New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summit Webinar Series

Date Wednesday 7 December 2022
Time 6pm - 7:30pm
Where Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Contact email
Admission Cost Free


Turning the SDG Declaration into Action - implementing the SDGs in Aotearoa

The University of Waikato, Waikato Tainui, the Waikato Wellbeing Project and Te Pūkenga welcome you to join them as they come together to commence the 4th Aotearoa New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summit Series for 2022 - 2023.  The theme for the 4th SDG Summit is: Māori, Indigenous and flax root community perspectives.  The series commences with three online webinars:

Webinar One - 'Sustaining Te Taiao' 

  • Date - 30 August 2022.  Click HERE to view this presentation.
  • Guests speakers were - Tukuroirangi Morgan (Chair of Te Arataura); Tawera Nikau; and, Kowhai Olsen (of Te Ahiwaru, TAIAO Environmental Services Kaitiaki / Resource Management).

Webinar Two - 'Sustaining He Tangata'

  • Date - 27 October 2022. Click HERE to view this presentation.
  • Guest speakers were - Professor Tahu Kukutai (Te Ngira Institute for Population Research, University of Waikato); Rana Arif  (Youth Innovator, Waikato Wellbeing Project); and Vinod Bal (Co-founder Adhikaar Aotearoa); with Maluseu Monise as your MC.
  • The focus was on SDG #5, #10 and #16

Webinar Three - 'Reimagining Economic Prosperity'

  • Date - 7 December 2022
  • Time - 6.00pm - 7.30pm
  • Guest speakers are - Taiporutu Hauraki (Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Werewere); Justin Connolly (Director of Deliberate); and Reza Yacobi (Founder of XertCoin). Your MC for the evening will be Maluseu Monise.
  • The focus will be on Sustainable Development Goals #8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), #9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), #10 (Reduced Inequalities) and #12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).

The purpose of these webinars are to explore dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals framework by sharing best practice examples from the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and across Aotearoa, contributing to a growing collective understanding of how sustainable development looks in Aotearoa and in a Te Tiriti partnership context.

Each of the three webinars will explore a different element of sustainable development, recognising that all elments are interconnected. Each webinar will encourage both presenters and participants to reflect and present on how their insights contribute to an indigenous understanding and application of sustainable development in Aotearoa in 2022 and beyond.

If you wish to attend any of the 2022 Summit Series Webinars, please register via the button above. Select which webinar/s you wish to register for. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email to acknowledge your registration. Closer to each webinar date you will receive a reminder email which will contain further details on how to join the online event.

About the Aotearoa New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summit Series:

The Agenda 2030—ratified in 2015 at the United Nations (UN)—is an agenda designed to transform our world. It is based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals which, as former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon explained, are a “roadmap to ending global poverty, building a life of dignity for all and leaving no one behind. It is also a clarion call to work in partnership and intensify efforts to share prosperity, empower people’s livelihoods, ensure peace and heal our planet for the benefit of this and future generations.”

The Aotearoa New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summits were inspired by people wanting to collaborate across sectors to drive meaningful change for the SDGs.

Summits have been held at the University of Victoria (2018) and the University of Auckland (co-hosted by Auckland University of Technology, 2019). With the last Summit being co-hosted virtually by the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, Ara Institute and the Christchurch City Council in 2020- 2021. These have brought together people from civil society, government, the business community, and with strong manawhenua and Pacific peoples' input they have helped shape a uniquely Aotearoa New Zealand response.

There is still plenty of work to do in achieving a sustainable and just world though! YOU are invited to take part in this journey!

Now it is time for the University of Waikato along with Waikato Tainui, the Waikato Wellbeing Project and Te Pūkenga to join forces and welcome you to the 2022 - 2023 Summit Series. The Waikato Summit series will have a special focus on incorporating Māori, Indigenous and flax roots community perspectives when designing solutions to advance the SDGs or ‘global goals'. The Series will commence with three online webinar events in 2022 and culminates in a two-day event on the University of Waikato Hamilton campus in February 2023.