Programme Title: Governance: Resilient governance for New Zealandâs future
Programme Leader: Dr Vivienne Ivory (Opus International Consultants Ltd)
This Programme addresses the role played by governance, policies, and institutional relationships that underpin an enduring resilience of communities to natural hazards. Research-based governance initiatives will build inter-generational mechanisms and practices of governance to face disruptive hazard shocks including those that vary with global change and climate change. Outcomes of this Programme will enable:
Contribution to Challenge Mission: This Programme will create new knowledge about mechanisms and strategies for resilience governance at district, regional and national levels in NZ, and empower governance actors to work together to anticipate, adapt and function effectively in the face of natural hazard.
Vision MÄtauranga (âVMâ) outcome: The Programme will support Maori approaches in case study sites via building strategic decision-making and resilience governance tools that are consistent with the principles of Tikanga and integrated with MÄtauranga MÄori
10-year outcome: Effective resilience governance practices in New Zealand are established on a foundation of innovative research, with continued refinement led by users from broad range of institutions, settings and facing the full range of hazards across New Zealand.
5-year outcome: New knowledge of the effective components behind institutional decision-making about resilience have been built into set of effective tools and practices tested by a subset of New Zealand governance actors and communities, encouraging them to work together to anticipate, adapt and thrive while facing natural hazard.
Specific Projects within Programme
This Programme is formed by three parallel Projects:
1. Overarching Resilience Governance Concepts: will develop a conceptual and methodological lens to guide the case study projects carried out within the Resilience Challenge, facilitating comparisons and ensuring robustness and scholarly stretch.
2. Case Studies: The core governance research will be undertaken within the Resilience Challenge Laboratory case studies â initial focus will be on the Rural and Edge case studies. Each case study will include three stages (tasks):
3. Case Study Comparisons and Triangulation: This task will bring together findings from the diverse case study projects and build a New Zealand-wide best practice model for resilience governance, setting future goals that address enablers and barriers.