Fulbright New Zealand invites you to a free seminar by 2015 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellow Jill Ozarski, presenting her research on Cooperation for Mutual Benefit: Opportunities for primary industry and the New Zealand Department of Conservation.
Ozarski, was the Senior Natural Resources Adviser to U.S Senator Mark Udall from Colorado and has been based as an Axford Fellow at the Department of Conservation.
The Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy programme offers outstanding American professionals the opportunity to gain experience in public policy in New Zealand, and to gain first-hand knowledge of economic, social and political reforms, and management of the government sector.
The programme has three goals: to reinforce New Zealand-United States links; to improve public policy practice in both countries by the cross-fertilisation of ideas and experience; and to build an ongoing network of public policy experts on both sides of the Pacific. Towards the end of their Fellowships, the Fellows publish policy reports at a series of public seminars. We encourage members of the public service to attend these seminars, in order to learn about interesting projects that have been undertaken by practitioners who have a US perspective.
These seminars are jointly presented by IPANZ, the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington and Fulbright New Zealand. Click here to register.
Cooperation for Mutual Benefit: Opportunities for primary industry and the New Zealand Department of Conservation
New Zealand is known around the world for its clean, green image, and both the Department of Conservation and primary industry have a role to play in preserving that image. This report tells the story of existing public-private sector partnerships and perceptions between the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) and primary industry, including lessons learned, opportunities for the future, and comparison with a relevant partnership example in the United States.
This report profiles collaborative conservation projects across the country, including:
- Poutiri Ao ō Tāne, Hawke’s Bay;
- Project Aorangi, South Wairarapa coast;
- Nelson Forests and Mount Richmond Forest Park, South Marlborough and the Richmond Range;
- Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Restoration Project, Wairarapa plains Fonterra “Living Water” Programme, five dairying regions across the country; and
- Falcons for Grapes, Marlborough There is tremendous opportunity for DOC to continue and expand partnerships with primary industry.
Findings and recommendations include:
- Prospect Phase: Proactive ideas for who, how, and what message to use when considering new potential primary industry partnerships;
- Start-Up Phase: Operational details to have in place up-front and before work begins; and
- Implementation Phase: Critical components to have in place over the life of the partnership.
“It is my hope that these insights can support even more public-private partnerships in both New Zealand and the US that are a win-win-win for the agency, industry, and the general public.”