The Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+ will be ready for endorsement by April next year.
Islands National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+ will be ready for
endorsement by April next year.
and discussions from almost 55 consultation sessions on the Cook Islands
National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+ are now being reviewed by Te
Vairangi Kite Pakari (TVKP) – a Cook Islands Research Association.
Agenda 2020+ is the national blueprint that will guide the Cook Islands towards
a 100-year vision of wellbeing. It follows from the National Sustainable
Development Plan 2016-2020.
ensure strong Cook Islands ownership of the Agenda 2020+, a wide range of
consultations have been ongoing since August.
The outcomes of these discussions are now undergoing review by the
Wichman, director of central policy and planning of the Office of the Prime
Minister, said: “As much as possible, we are making sure that every voice heard
is being reflected in our national document which will build our Cook Islands
a national vision, framework and strategy is one thing. Putting this into action is another, and that
is what we are striving for – a robust framework and strategy which sees us all
collectively owning it and working together to make it happen. Ownership plays
a key role.”
Research Association are helping to ensure the robust legacy developed is built
upon the evidence which frames the issues and challenges, Wichman said.
To do so
the research methodology used is a mix of the scanning methodology with “Ka’a”
as the central metaphor for the process. Wichman adds this will help the
Research Association scan and review content from the consultations,
literature, media, research and other publications.
research methodology through the Ka’a represents a united, collective approach
and Papa’anga will apply this across the range of generations to form our
said the outcome of the review and assessment of the content would result in
the top challenges the Cook Islands must address to achieve the vision of
wellbeing. These will be finalised in a
report that will support the Agenda 2020+ framework.
is an important part of developing our Cook Islands legacy, for example
consultations may have issues raised based upon what people know – yet research
may show that these aren’t actually issues,” said Wichman.
research will provide the evidence to support the issues raised by people and
show that they are vital for us to include and address in our Cook Islands
National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+ for our wellbeing. There is a
vast amount of research to be undertaken in this next stage.”
is hoping the Agenda 2020+ will be ready for endorsement by April next year.
further information or queries, visit www.pmoffice.gov.ck or
https://www.facebook.com/NSDA2020Plus on Facebook, or email Ms Valentino
Wichman at firstname.lastname@example.org