Koi Tū turns one

View of Flax plants by the coast, with the sun rising and backlighting the plants

Today marks the first anniversary of Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures since we were officially launched by the Governor-General on March 4.

Over the past year, the Koi Tū team’s highlights have been engaging with many academic, industry and sector leaders through a series of forums to produce discussion papers, reports and commentary.

Three weeks after our launch, New Zealand was placed into its first lockdown.  This presented an unparalleled opportunity to consider our place in the world and how we operate and cooperate as individuals, society and as a country.

From the future of food to our environment, protecting mental health to the geostrategic and economic implications of COVID-19, the discussion forums and resulting reports identified many urgent questions affecting every aspect of New Zealand’s future.

We thank all those who have engaged with us in these projects over the last year.

As a think tank and research centre, we’re focused on longer-term issues that extend beyond the political cycle, where non-partisan transdisciplinary research, analysis and facilitated conversations can help identify and navigate pathways forward.

We have many exciting projects underway and in the pipeline for 2021. We will continue to act as a catalyst for meaningful conversations as we navigate as a society towards a new normal.

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