Current work underway
Distilling insights from IDIA interviews. Designing initiative to encourage Māori into tech careers and business enterprise, including developing a map of existing initiatives to identify what is successful, make connections and enhance scale.
Upcoming engagements and milestones
Working with Te Kupenga and MBIE Procurement to design a process to seek a Māori supplier/s to create a compelling Māori in Tech Story (that would sit alongside and complement the Tech and Innovation Story already underway)
Interviews point to a range of factors within the wider system including signposting in education system and lack of role models. Significant opportunity to increase participation if key factors can be addressed
Potential funding needs
Funding set aside in the Digital ITP budget
Progress has been delayed due to resourcing issues and a need to clarifying funding situation. Expecting to be resolved in March.