Fantastic Opportunity to meet with Anya from New Zealand!
Invitation to an afternoon with ANYA!
Next week (23rd- 24th Nov) the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) are facilitating a conference and are hosting Anya Satyanand the CEO of the Ara Taiohi Youth Peak body of New Zealand!!. We have asked Anya to do a special workshop for YWA members and our partners who want to come along to listen to the social investment work that is going on with our neighbours.
Anya is passionate and engaging and will talk about the NZ’s Youth Sectors experiences regarding social impact bonds; a change of Government so be prepared for a lively discussion.
Date: Wednesday the 22nd of November
Time: 2pm- 4pm
Venue: The Pink Palace- home of Youth Work at Victoria University
Room: (PB 103) Footscray Park Campus
RSVP –Amanda Carlyle on firstname.lastname@example.org for afternoon tea by Monday 20th Nov (for catering)
Find Building P, the café and library building and we are in the basement of that building.
Come down the stairs and you cannot miss us.
Since 2014, New Zealand’s National (conservative) Government have been focused on implementing an agenda called “Social Investment” across government. Social Investment uses data and actuarial modelling to drive an evidence based approach to commissioning across health, social development, justice and education. Algorithms are built to analyse and interpret information from the government’s huge data reservoirs on tax, benefits (welfare payments), injuries and sickness, educational outcomes, care and protection and a myriad of other interactions that citizens have with government. Ostensibly, these algorithms can pinpoint the earliest and most efficient moment that the state can intervene to improve the overall life outcomes of a citizen. However, this focus on ‘early intervention’ has had huge implications for young people. The lens of social investment has been focused firmly on young people, and the deficit, actuarial foundations that Social Investment is built on have changed the conversation that New Zealand is having about young people. Anya will talk about the ethics of big data use in national and regional social development applications, some of the experiences from the youth development sector in New Zealand advocating against coercive contracting requirements from government, and Ara Taiohi’s work to drive a different data narrative about young people, based on young people’s rights and strengths.
Some info about the delightful; Anya Satyanand, Executive Officer of Ara Taiohi
What I love about Ara Taiohi I love that Ara Taiohi is working to connect the sector, raise the standards, champion youth development and promote sustainability.
I love that Ara Taiohi walks the talk. I love that we are connected, and strengths based, focused on the big picture, and on supporting the sector with good information.
Ara Taiohi is the national kaitiaki of positive youth development, and I am so proud to work for a sector that is diverse, committed, inspiring and connected.
I bring experience in education and in working collaboratively in support of young people.
My favourite food is WAHI KAI made by the amazing students at Wellington High! South Indian or Fiji thali served up on a banana leaf. Any kind of dumplings...mmm, dumplings.
Ask me about the history of mainstream media representations of youth! Māori and Pacific cinema. Indian television. Moral panics!
The Youth Work Team at VU hopes to see you next week J
The YWA Vision
November 26, 2016
UPDATED POST YWA Annual General Meeting Wednesday 12th June 2019