the INSIGHTS that started
AOTEAROA KAI JOURNEY

FROM A. SOCIAL IMPACT SUMMIT 2020 - kai

We believe that the work of social impact, innovation and change is the business of everyone. We know that cross-sector connection, communication, and collaboration is a critical piece of solving societal challenges.

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THE JOURNEY AHEAD IS ONE TOGETHER

Creating a collective space where we can work

together, connect, cheer and share.

2

DESIGNING A NEW FOOD SYSTEM

Purposefully designing a thriving food ecosystem

together.

3

THEORY OF CHANGE

A co-created map for systems change, a guide for

where to next.

THE JOURNEY AHEAD IS
ONE TOGETHER

COLLABORATIVE WAY FORWARD 

Throughout the Summit, a common thread was the need for a collective voice and a collaborative action plan.


The food system's challenges are too large for anyone to solve alone. Our ability to create a thriving food system will require collaboration, innovation and action from the grassroots to the government, from across sectors working within the food ecosystem.

 

When we journey together, we can pool our resources and skills to trial new ideas and solutions faster than we could alone. Leverage shared learning to help inform others working on similar challenges and break down silos to know that we are not in this work alone.

 

A collective voice can amplify calls to action and speak to what's needed. 2020 showed us that we could find new ways to connect and use technology to bring us into a room together.

key INSIGHTS 

The role of weavers, navigators, gatherers and story- tellers is critical in building a collective voice.

Transforming the food ecosystem requires a diversity of people, sectors, experiences, knowledge and perspective.

We need to work together and find innovate ways on how to do this.

There needs to be spaces, activities and projects that enable cross-sector collaborations, there has to be dedicated funding and partnerships.

The food system's challenges are health issues, climate issues, social issues, multiple people and partners working on solutions from different perspectives.

How can we create processes that enable more people to be at the table, share and collaborate towards systems change together.

Through collaboration, we can pool our resources and skills to trial new ideas and solutions faster than we could alone.

If we start with the willing, we can build momentum and scale.

designing a new food system 

the goal

Throughout the Summit, we heard the food system is not meeting people and the planet's needs. It is often said our food system is broken, but it isn't broken, it is working how it was designed.


Our food system challenges are intertwined and multifaceted —food, education, health, and more.


Our challenge as a nation is to design a better system that is restorative and just for people and planet. While COVID 19 exacerbated the food system's challenges, we also saw innovation and agility in finding solutions to critical issues.


Through design and action, piece by piece, layer by layer, we can shape a new system.

key INSIGHTS 

A redesigned system has to be built on the foundations of de- colonisation and indigenous wisdom.

We can solve challenges by embracing new ways of working whilst weaving and honouring the past's wisdom and learnings.

Systems change needs to be top-down, bottom-up and everything in between.

Systems change is a complex concept to navigate and contribute to, we need better ways to help understand and see the system for what it is and empower people to see how their actions are contributing to changing it.

We need to 'see' the wins, shifts and changes.

Mapping the ecosystem to understand who is in it, their challenges, and highlight and share the solutions, innovation, and action taking place around the country.

We need to put communities at the centre and increase access and connection to food.

Resource and invest in decentralising food systems and enabling communities to act and innovate through food challenges and opportunities.

Our systems need to be designed to thrive; it needs to be regenerative, restorative and socially just.

Invest in new ways of working and thinking, the way we are funding and resourcing solving a societal challenge is not working.

We need to ensure practitioners are connected to the best knowledge and the right tools and are empowered to learn new ways of doing.

theory of change

the journey

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