• Future Strategy update

    Future Strategy update

Strategy update from Challenge Director, Dr Andrea Byrom

Constructive and positive is how I would describe the one-day meeting with a review panel that will make recommendations on the second round of five-year investment in our Challenge.

A draft report from the panel said that the Challenge has created an excellent, open and collaborative culture which appears to be delivering benefits for both science outcomes and challenge researchers.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Science Board is due to announce a decision on Tranche 2 investment in November 2018.

We are now starting to scope seven Strategic Outcome areas (SOs) under three Impacts:

  1. Whakamana (empower) – New Zealanders value our biological heritage, understand how it is changing, and are inspired to take action to protect it
  2. Tiaki (protect) – New Zealand’s biosecurity system is world class
  3. Whakahou (restore) – New Zealand’s natural and production ecosystems are resilient and thriving

A message from Dr James Buwalda, Governance Group Chair

The BioHeritage Challenge’s Governance Group strongly endorses our new Strategy. We expect that through the robust review process that’s now underway, our Strategy will be further refined but, in the meantime, the Governance Group supports work to implement the Strategy.