June 2019 - from Challenge Director Dr Andrea Byrom & Director Māori Melanie Mark-Shadbolt
A mountain of work is going on behind the scenes here at the BioHeritage Challenge as we implement our Tranche 2 (2019–2024) Strategy.
Teams – known as Scoping Groups – have now been formed to co-design seven Strategic Outcomes (SOs) in our three impact areas: whakamana, tiaki, whakahou.
Team members have been contacted and will be attending workshops through until August. Scoping Groups will focus on Stage 1: developing an Investment Prospectus for each SO. Each Investment Prospectus will aim to incentivise cohesion and focus around priority areas, to reverse the decline of New Zealand’s biological heritage.
We’re very excited about seeing our Strategy come to life through the workshops and look forward to updating you on progress over the coming months.
Building on the great progress made over the past five years, our new strategy sharpens the focus on three aspirational goals, or impact areas.
By working toward these Impacts – whakamana, tiaki, whakahou (empower, protect, restore) – our Challenge Parties and many other participants will:
- incentivise New Zealanders to take action to protect the landscapes in which we live, work, and play
- help develop a world-class biosecurity system
- ensure that Aotearoa New Zealand has resilient, thriving natural and production ecosystems.
We feel confident that together we will make great advances on a mission that’s so important for every New Zealander: to reverse the decline of Aotearoa’s biological heritage through a national partnership that delivers significant changes in research innovation, world-leading technologies, and community and sector action.