Ako Aotearoa supports new Pacific Leadership Development Programme
Pictured below are the members of the inaugural Pacific Leadership Development Programme, which was jointly developed by the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and the Leadership Development Centre. The programme, designed to nurture and develop talented Pacific state-sector managers, includes participants from the health sector, tertiary education institutions, and the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
Ako Aotearoa is pleased to be a supporter of this programme, and has sponsored six tertiary-sector managers on the programme. They are (back row): Walter Fraser, The University of Auckland (second from left); Malia Talakai, Unitec (third from left); Louise Falepau, Whitireia Community Polytechnic (second from right); and Toleafoa Sina Aiono- Aiolupotea, Manukau Institute of Technology (far right). Middle row: Dr Malakai Koloamatangi, University of Canterbury (third from left). Seated: Dr Airini, The University of Auckland (third from right). Also pictured are: Debbie Ryan (middle row, left), Pacific Perspectives, who has contributed to the development of the programme and supported Ako Aotearoa with the development of our Pacific People’s caucus; Alan Woodside (seated, fourth from left), programme coordinator, Leadership Development Centre; and Dr Colin Tukuitonga (middle row, right), chief executive, Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs.