Partnering with New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade means greater impact.
Together with MFAT, we aspire to protect, empower and increase the resilience of children, youth and communities in the Pacific and South East Asia, better equipping them to shape safer and more prosperous futures, through leveraging our respective strengths and resources, and listening to local voices.
Our shared values:
ChildFund New Zealand and MFAT have the following shared values:
Aroha: We commit to being kind and present with one another as partners; to being fully-engaged and understanding each other’s perspective.
Manaakitanga: We recognise the value and importance of those we work with; respecting one another and behaving in ways that are mana-enhancing; respecting timelines and constraints.
We are committed to ‘no surprises’.
Whakamatemate: We are receptive to curiosity; are ready to ask and be asked questions without
judgement; to make space for reflection where all can contribute; and ready to adopt a learning attitude.
Rangatiratanga: We commit to listening to local voices including children and youth; to respecting each partner’s mandate; and respecting the rangatiratanga of each individual.
Māia: We will seek to be courageous; create a safe space for the provision of frank and constructive feedback where individuals will be willing and able to speak their truth. We commit to doing the right thing.
Kaitiakitanga: We will take a long-term view of the interests of future generations. We commit to ensuring our actions do no harm and to sustainable development.
Whanaungatanga: We commit to achieving shared goals, leveraging each other’s diverse skills and resources and to a commitment to consultation and collaboration.
Rangapū: We commit to being honest and open; to ensure balance in the power dynamic; and commit to building trust.
Kawakawe: We aspire to have impact.
A new $11.2m partnership will reach more than 100,000 children and youth to create meaningful, lasting change and help them thrive
In July 2020, MFAT and ChildFund began new work in the Pacific and South East Asia to increase the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children, youth and their families.