Workshops

The McGuinness Institute has held three ForesightNZ workshops since 2016:

KiMuaNZ: Exploring climate futures (1–3 July, 2019)

The KiMuaNZ: Exploring climate futures workshop brought together 40 young New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 25 who have a connection with the Pacific. They shared experiences and understandings of climate change issues in order to develop different scenarios for New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours. The finale presentation was hosted by the Governor-General at Government House.

WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight (19–23 November, 2017)

The WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight workshop was a collaboration between the New Zealand Treasury and the McGuinness Institute. It explored what a preferred future might look like in a post-Treaty settlement New Zealand. It hosted 34 participants aged 18–25 who identify with specific iwi or hapū, or as urban Māori. The finale presentation was hosted by the Governor-General at Government House.

ForesightNZ: Untangling New Zealand’s long-term future (27–29 April, 2016)

The ForesightNZ: Untangling New Zealand’s long-term future workshop was a collaboration between the New Zealand Treasury and the McGuinness Institute. It brought together 36 participants aged between 18 and 25 came together from the Far North to Southland to consider the possible futures of their country over the next 40 years, and to develop a way to deal with the increasing complexity and uncertainty in the world around us.