KiMuaNZ: Exploring climate futures 2019 workshop

The KiMuaNZ: Exploring climate futures workshop will be held in Wellington from Monday, 1 July 2019 to Wednesday, 3 July 2019 (with an afternoon prep meeting in the afternoon of Sunday, 30 June 2019). This workshop is hosted by the McGuinness Institute.

About the workshop
From 1–3 July 2019, we are gathering 36 young New Zealanders aged 18–25 who identify with or have a connection to the Pacific. This workshop aims to highlight unique Pasifika perspectives for adapting to and mitigating climate change, and will focus on exploring different future scenarios and strategies for New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours within a climate changing world.

Participants will have a diverse range of skills and experiences, and have a strong commitment to shaping the long-term future of New Zealand. Participants’ food and accommodation costs will be covered during the workshop, as well as travel costs within New Zealand to and from Wellington.

We will be selecting 36 participants based on the results of an application survey, found here. Please apply by Friday, 24 May 2019.

About the workshop process
The workshop will start at 4 pm on Sunday, 30 June 2019 with a pre-workshop meeting for the 36 participants. The first full day (Monday, 1 July), held at the McGuinness Institute, will involve a foresight skills workshop with Hawaiian futurist Dr Richard Lum. This will teach participants how to develop scenarios, with a particular focus on climate change scenarios. The second day (Tuesday, 2 July), held at Treasury, will be an opportunity to gather insights from various speakers about climate change risks and opportunities. These insights will then inform the development of scenarios and strategies for New Zealand. On the third day (Wednesday, 3 July), held at the McGuinness Institute, participants will have the opportunity to bring together their ideas and prepare a presentation. They will then present in the evening to MPs and ambassadors, officials, family, friends, speakers and other invited guests at Government House. The overall workshop structure is based on the model below. Find out more about previous workshops here.

We will be updating the webpage with more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions about the workshop, please email the Institute at