Partnering with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences , Te mahi tahi me te Kura Pūkenga Tangata

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Major partners

United Nations

Creating sustainable livelihoods with UNESCO

We have a close relationship with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) through the university's Chair on Sustainable Livelihoods.

Together Massey and UNESCO are working to address poverty and create more sustainable pathways for young people throughout Asia and the South-Pacific. Plans include further research into the day-to-day realities of a living wage and creating a network of graduate programmes focused on the psychologies of sustainable development.

More about the UNESCO partnership

Improving indigenous education with UNITWIN

Massey was one of the first universities in the Southern Hemisphere to be included in the United Nations University Twinning and Networking Programme partnership to promote social justice and diversity in education.

The programme allows researchers from diverse countries to share their growing knowledge of inclusive and indigenous education.

Muaūpoko Tribal Authority, Horowhenua

We are collaborating with the Kāpiti Coast iwi Muaūpoko to improve the co-governance of natural taonga and sacred sites by creating more effective ways of sharing indigenous knowledge.

The project team, led by Dr Cadey Korson, is hosting virtual and in-person hui to develop a geospatial database, interactive story maps and digital storytelling about the study site, Lake Horowhenua.

The project aims to establish an enduring collaboration between Massey, Muaūpoko Tribal Authority, the University of Missouri and other international partners who are leaders in the field of Indigenous geographies.

Funded by Catalyst Seeding, Royal Society of New Zealand

Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust

Wairoa iwi and hapū on the East Coast are working with the College of Humanities to strengthen their environmental, economic and social decision-making.

Our researchers' expertise in applying Geographical Information Systems to indigenous knowledge will help iwi to weave their histories through layers of historical, environmental, social and economic data. The aim is to ensure that local relationships with the land and other natural resources can be better understood and handed to future generations.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund.

Earthquake Commission

Our Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) has developed a partnership with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to drive collaboration, coordination and alignment in disaster research.

Among other things, the partnership will help to strengthen scientists' communication skills and explore ways of communicating uncertainty and risk more effectively to the public.

More about the EQC partnership