- AUTHORToi Rito, Toi Rangatira: Rangatahi Climate Leadership Programme
Toi Rito, Toi Rangatira: Rangatahi Climate Leadership Programme
“Ruia Taitea, Ruia Taitea, Kia tū ko taikaha anake”
Toi Rito, Toi Rangatira is a 5-month climate adaptation leadership programme for rangatahi Māori working with, or connected to, currently-funded Deep South Research projects. Focused on growing intergenerational capacity, supporting potential, and activating the succession planning of Rangatahi Māori, this program seeks to provide a range of opportunities. It also builds on the obligation to uplift rangatahi to be intergenerational change-makers that ensure ngā mana atua, ngā mana taiao, and ngā mana tāngata are sustained for future generations.
Toi Rito, Toi Rangatahi will support rangatahi Māori who are deeply committed to working with and for hapū climate adapatation research and action. We are inviting our 14 DSC research teams to nominate rangatahi from within their networks who would benefit from contributing to and learning from this programme.
“Climate change is an intergenerational challenge, therefore it requires an intergenerational solution“
The programme is co-led by our Pou Tikanga Ruia Aperahama and Rangatahi Programme Coordinator, Tyra Begbie. The Kaitakawaenga, DSC and Kāhui Māori will provide wrap-around guidance and implementation support. Research teams are asked to provide pastoral support to rangatahi as required and keep in contact with the programme leads should any concerns arise at any point.