2016-17 Work Programme

Outcomes

  • Ethnic communities are strong and connected
  • The benefits of ethnic diversity for New Zealand are realised

Focus Area

Growing knowledge and understanding of ethnic diversity and inclusion in New Zealand

2016/17 Projects and Services by Focus Area

  • Pathways to inclusion policy scoping:
    • issues relating to education and employment pathways for ethnic youth
    • issues relating to access to health services for older ethnic people
  • Collaborative research on experiences of Muslim youth with Victoria University of Wellington and FIANZ
  • Continue secondary advice on relevant government strategies and policy
  • Participate in cross government policy forum
  • Strengthen research and evaluation capability via baseline indicators project

Focus Area

Connecting people in ethnic communities to each other, wider society, and government

2016/17 Projects and Services by Focus Area

  • Language Line
    • design process improvements to increase efficiency
    • deliver Language Line
  • EPIC NZ
    • develop options for future delivery of the conference
  • Leadership
    • develop and implement an initiative to connect ethnic community leaders

Focus Area

Increasing active citizenship of people in ethnic communities

2016/17 Projects and Services by Focus Area

  • Civic participation:
    • scope project with Auckland Council to increase civic participation of ethnic communities
  • Nominations service
    • deliver the Nominations service
    • design process improvements to improve reach and impact of service
    • scope project on increasing ethnic peoples representation on Boards of Trustees

Focus Area

Valuing diverse cultures and ethnicities within communities, wider society and the nation

2016/17 Projects and Services by Focus Area

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund (ECDF)
    • oversee the 2016 ECDF
    • develop a business case for a potentially increased ECDF funding pool
  • Support Parliamentary events
  • Intercultural Capability E-learning (ICE) module
    • support the ICE module on the Office of Ethnic Communities website
  • Scope a “We are New Zealand” campaign to showcase and celebrate our diverse communities

The Cross-cutting development projects and support services mentioned below are across all of the focus areas and projects and services mentioned above.

Cross-cutting Development Projects

  • Accountability and Reporting
  • Internal and External Communications
  • Ministerial Services
  • Capability Programme Processes
  • Community engagement strategy and programme to support focus areas
  • Communications strategy and implementation plan to support focus areas

Support Services

  • Accountability and Reporting
  • Internal and External Communications
  • Ministerial Services
  • Capability Programme
  • Information Systems and Business Processes