This stream is being delivered by the Asia New Zealand Foundation.


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OVERVIEW OF THE WORKSHOPS HAPPENING IN THIS STREAM
Three different sessions being delivered by the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

#1 Saturday AM // Diversity and Inclusion in NZ and Asia
#2 Saturday PM // Why Asia? Opportunities for Young Kiwis in Asia
#3 Sunday AM // Innovation in Asia
#4 Sunday PM // Why Asia? Opportunities for Young Kiwis in Asia


SESSION 1 – SATURDAY AM
Diversity and inclusion in NZ and Asia.

Diversity and Inclusion are two distinct concepts and it is a continuous challenge to be diverse and inclusive at the same time. What is it about human beings that we seem very comfortable with other people who are like us? Some of us are naturally more comfortable with diversity. Some of us learn to be comfortable with diversity. When we encounter a person of difference, what meaning do we subscribe to the difference? This workshop will create the space for discussions on how diversity/inclusion is viewed in New Zealand and in Asia and how we can all contribute towards reframing the narrative. A diverse New Zealand is one that is better equipped to succeed in Asia.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THIS SESSION
– Participants will learn about the different approaches to diversity/inclusion between New Zealand and Asia
– Participants will discuss the challenges of diversity in the modern world.
– Understand how diversity is a strength for New Zealand’s global engagement.

SESSION 1 – MEET THE FACILITATORS INVOLVED IN RUNNING THIS SESSION

Arish Naresh  Chief Allied Officer, Capital & Coast District Health Board

Arish Naresh
Chief Allied Officer, Capital & Coast District Health Board

Serena Lal  Senior Customer-Centred Designer, ACC

Serena Lal
Senior Customer-Centred Designer, ACC

Masina Taulapapa  Engagement advisor at Tourism New Zealand

Masina Taulapapa
Engagement advisor at Tourism New Zealand

 
Crystal Tawhai  (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ranginui), Graduate Policy Advisor with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Crystal Tawhai
(Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ranginui), Graduate Policy Advisor with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Ali Moulvi  Bioengineering masters student at University of Auckland

Ali Moulvi
Bioengineering masters student at University of Auckland

 

SESSION 2 & 4 – SATURDAY PM + SUNDAY PM
Why Asia? Opportunities for Kiwis in Asia.

The 21st century has been dubbed as the “Asian Century” - and for good reason. Think of Asia as the ultimate multi-cuisine buffet with something for every taste. Its diverse sights, sounds, tastes and bustling street life, on top of its rich cultural heritage, makes it a goldmine of opportunities for young kiwis. This region is a banquet of tradition, education and world class innovation waiting to be discovered. Where to next, you ask? Hear first-hand from people who have lived, worked and experienced the limitless opportunities in Asia. We won’t be surprised if you book your flights straight after this workshop.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THIS SESSION
– Asia is the ‘next big thing’, so Kiwis should have Asia on their radar for study, work and other opportunities
– Being ‘Asia-capable’ is an important skill to have in the workplace and beyond. This can include knowledge of Asian markets, experience in Asia, long-term trusted relationships in the region and most importantly, an ability to adapt one’s behaviour to Asian cultural contexts.
– With NZ’s economic focus tilting firmly towards Asia, young professionals should be challenged to embrace a long term global mind-set and to develop intercultural understanding

SESSION 2 & 4 – MEET THE FACILITATORS INVOLVED IN RUNNING THESE SESSIONS

Fine Lavoni   Koloamatangi  Postgraduate Student studying Japanese Art History at the University of Auckland and Korean KPop fan

Fine Lavoni Koloamatangi
Postgraduate Student studying Japanese Art History at the University of Auckland and Korean KPop fan

Nina Santos  Social Media Coordinator at Ministry for the Environment with a passion for sustainable development and environmental action.

Nina Santos
Social Media Coordinator at Ministry for the Environment with a passion for sustainable development and environmental action.

Fiona Natusch  Proximity Designs, Myanmar

Fiona Natusch
Proximity Designs, Myanmar

 
Many Zhu  Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Auckland

Many Zhu
Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Auckland

Raymond Suen  International Relations, New Zealand Film Commission

Raymond Suen
International Relations, New Zealand Film Commission

 

SESSION 3 – SUNDAY AM
Innovation in Asia.

Learn about innovative projects happening in Asia and the New Zealanders behind them. Get involved with change makers working on exciting projects and bring the learnings back to New Zealand. This workshop is interactive and gets you to collaborate with other participants. We want you to be inspired and ready to think Asia. These four speakers have worked on projects including agri-tech in Myanmar, safe dental tourism in Vietnam, architecture that enhances wellbeing in the Philippines to making sure malaria medicine is effectively distributed in India. Be inspired!

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM THIS SESSION
– Learn more about innovation in an Asian context
– Understand what kinds of opportunities are available in Asia Learn how these project concepts could apply to New Zealand
– Get inspired, and collaborate with others and participate to share your ideas

SESSION 3 – MEET THE FACILITATORS INVOLVED IN RUNNING THIS SESSION

Adam McConnochie  Director Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Asia New Zealand Foundation

Adam McConnochie
Director Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Asia New Zealand Foundation

Jacinta Gulasekharem  General Manager, Dignity

Jacinta Gulasekharem
General Manager, Dignity

Fiona Natusch  Proximity Designs, Agritech in Myanmar

Fiona Natusch
Proximity Designs, Agritech in Myanmar

Lynette Hunt  MAU Studio, community architecture support in the Philippines

Lynette Hunt
MAU Studio, community architecture support in the Philippines

Vinny Lohan  Population Health in India

Vinny Lohan
Population Health in India

Emma Appleton  Health Industry in Vietnam

Emma Appleton
Health Industry in Vietnam


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