Welcome and karakia timataka

Janine Kapa

– Welcome and karakia timataka

Wayne Mackintosh

– Opening remarks

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Speaker profiles

Janine Kapa is the Deputy Chief Executive for Māori Development at Otago Polytechnic. Janine has been passionately involved in Māori education for over 25 years; in the compulsory and tertiary sectors, from the classroom to the board room, both regionally and nationally. With a background also in social research, project management, communications and strategic development, Janine co-founded a bicultural communications consultancy in Wellington in 1999 and from then until 2003 worked in a number of central Government agencies, e.g.: ETSA (now the TEC), the Ministry of Health, Te Puni Kōkiri and NZQA. On returning to Te Waipounamu (the South Island) in 2003, Janine has worked for her iwi as the Ngāi Tahu Education Manager (2003-2005), and more recently, held leadership roles at the University of Otago (2007-2017), firstly as Acting Director then Deputy Director of Māori Development, and more latterly, as the Associate Dean Māori in the Otago Business School.

Wayne Mackintosh is the Managing Director of the OER Foundation which coordinates the implementation of the OERu. He is also New Zealand’s UNESCO and International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Chair in Open Educational Resources.

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Janine Kapa and Wayne Mackintosh

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