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 was based as an Axford Fellow at the 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 can be downloaded by clicking here.
It profiles collaborative conservation projects across the country, including:
Findings and recommendations include:
“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.”
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.
This seminars was jointly presented by IPANZ, the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington and Fulbright New Zealand.