Category Archives: ICT Fund

Today I feel the past and present Ministers want the best outcomes for the Maori ICT Fund.
So recognising that, I feel the ICT Fund process followed was without a developed strategy and seems to have concluded with the draft plan finally being laid at the ministers tables.
Maori with non Maori included have to get it straight the Maori ICT fund is not solely for Maori and like the past, don’t mistake the resource as Maori because it has the word Maori in the title. It is public and the government owns it, so they will decide what’s best by their departments and their select Maori leaders.
Apart from that the majority of Maori industry owners created a Maori ICT sector on their own and have had minimal support to grow significantly because they are looked at as inferior in this industry by both non Maori and a lot of Maori as well, thus Maori resources were and are contracted to non Maori providers because of that mindset.
The government should consider taking the word Maori off the title of the fund because it insinuates it is for Maori when the majority of it will be accessed by non-Maori within the framework they decided and if it is used as a weapon to encourage conformity it should be taken back and renamed. (more…)

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Māori ICT Gathering – Tūranganui-a-Kiwa
Wa: 10am – 3pm
Ra: Thursday 26 March 2015
Wāhi: The Mindlab, Shed 3, 48 The Esplande, Tūranganui a Kiwa Gisborne

Kaupapa: Te Mangai Paho is the agency responsible for administering the Maori ICT Fund and will be visiting with us to hear what Maori perspectives are in regard to the Maori ICT Fund.

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