Vision Mātauranga is a New Zealand government science policy framework. Its mission is to unlock the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people for the benefit of all New Zealanders. Vision Mātauranga is integrated (kia kōtahi) into all Challenge activity and its way of working and thinking.
The Challenge is guided by ngā tikanga – a set of principles:
- kia kōtahi mai – holisam and consideration of society beyond the Challenge
- rapua te pae tāwhiti atu – looking beyond the horizon
- kia whakapakari mai – developing and strengthening people, particularly the next generation
- tūhononga – integration of people and processes
- mana motuhake – an independent and self-determined approach
- mana whakahaere – empowered leadership.
Vision Mātauranga guides researchers on how to embed purposeful and mutually beneficial relationships with Māori. It integrates western science and mātauranga Māori (knowledge) to explore new and exciting opportunities to build a vibrant and prosperous technology-driven economy.
The outcomes will be:
- an international exemplar of two-way exchange of knowledge systems between Te Ao Māori (“the Māori world”) and western science and innovation
- realising the potential of the Māori value chain (its businesses and assets) to grow the New Zealand economy
- more Māori scientists and engineers working in the hi-tech research and business sectors.
A Kāhui Māori (advisory group) oversees Vision Mātauranga to ensure a Te Ao Māori view is embedded across the Challenge as a business-as-usual component.
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