Major grant recipients announced

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has awarded four grants worth $102,000 in total in its 2018/2019 Contestable Funding Round.

“The successful projects contribute to some of the National Commission’s priority areas, including the contribution of indigenous knowledge in shaping a sustainable future; and the importance of oceans to the wellbeing of people and the planet,” says Robyn Baker, Chair of the National Commission. “We picked these projects because we were excited about their potential to make a positive and long-lasting impact.”

Recipients are: The Climate Challenge, enabling three youth-focussed climate change workshops and supporting related resources; New Zealand Council for Educational Research and Gamefroot, which will develop and implement a programme to support youth to develop digital games for sharing local knowledge; Te Toki Voyaging Trust, which is training a new generation of celestial oceanic navigators by sailing a double-hull waka from New Zealand to Norfolk Island and back; and Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, which is organising a pan-Pacific event focused on marine conservation.

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO’s mission is ‘Connecting Aotearoa-New Zealand to UNESCO and the world by the fostering and sharing of ideas; and contributing to building the knowledge and capabilities needed to ensure a better future for all’.

Visit our Awards and Funding page to learn more about the successful projects.