The first speaker at today's session was Jason Pemberton from the Akina Foundation. He updated us on the progress of the Social Enterprise World Forum which is being held in September. Through the theme for the forum, Ka Koroki Te Manu"- creating our tomorrow they were able to establish some values. These values were ingenuity, authenticity, humility and inclusion. There are a lot of different aspects to the forum from panel discussions to workshops. They have also recently launched a bursary fund which will support people who need help getting to the forum.
If you would like to get involved in the forum here's what you can do:
1. Join the mailing list SEWF2017.org
2. Join the enterprise Otautahi Facebook group
3. There are still opportunities for Bronze and Silver partners.
We were also very lucky to host David Harland the Executive Director of the Eden Project UK. Their visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to their striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.
The Eden project also explores how we can work towards a better future. David explained that Eden is an attitude and part of the catalyst for changing. They are in Christchurch currently to create a concept for Christchurch around the Avon loop. A team of their creatives from the Eden Project and Lincoln
Some of the team from the UK are in Christchurch currently to create a concept for Christchurch around the Avon loop. Creatives and Lincoln university have been working to set out what the main issues are around the theme of nature and culture. They started visualizing what an Eden Project in Christchurch would look like and were very excited with what they came up with. They believe that an Eden Project in Christchurch will help drive social change and improvement.
For more information about the project check out http://www.edenproject.com/eden-story.
1. Simon Jousserand-Shirley is on the job hunt. He has a Commerce Degree from UC in international business and a diploma in project management. You can email him at email@example.com.
2. Ashley Stanbridge is also looking for work. He has a background in web development, small business management and is interested in business development. He can also make a great coffee. To get in touch you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Bikey Fundraiser - Given the recent fires in our beloved Port Hills, we thought it'd be a good idea to raise some money for those affected. Check out the Facebook event for more info.
4. COGS Public Meeting
Representatives from community organisations are invited to attend the COGS Public Meeting tomorrow at Christchurch Football Club, 250 Westminster St, Mairehau. This is an opportunity for Christchurch communities to set their own local priorities for where funds might best be allocated. These priorities help guide the committee (who are all from the local community) make their decisions when grant requests are submitted. COGS is a government-funded, community-driven funding scheme administered by Internal Affairs. Contact Wendi Stewart if you have any questions, email@example.com
5.Swoppy Kickstarter Launch: 12:30pm this Friday @EPIC
Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meet up for entrepreneurially-minded people. It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, meet people, learn and share in a creative space, hear about other events in Christchurch and indulge in a little bit of free coffee, jam and bread.
If you have an idea you'd like to pitch get in touch with Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org.