Ngapera Riley from FigureNZ shares her insights into the potential of data, the stories they tell and how the community sector can better utilise the data around us to create impact and change.
Data challenges us to pop up from our individual vantage points and see more clearly what’s around us. It enables us to understand how our experiences may be different from others.
Ngapera explains the free, independent services that Figure NZ provides and how they can assist the not-for-profit sector to better understand and utilise data for community development, so we can collectively work towards a better future for Aotearoa.
She also introduces Pātaka Raraunga – the world’s first Māori data platform bringing together data, tools, reports and presentations to help people find and use data for and about Māori people.
About the Presenter | Ngapera Riley
Ngapera believes everybody should have access to good information, and that knowing how to find and use data is vital to solving our country’s biggest problems. She cares about everyone being able to take part in that, so we can collectively work towards a better future for Aotearoa.
Ngapera works closely with Māori business and education efforts across New Zealand. She currently holds board positions with the InZone Education Foundation, Hyundai’s Pinnacle Programme, and Te Ohu Whai Ao Trust, which connects indigenous business efforts from around the world.
Formerly the Global Director of the World Class New Zealand Network for Kea, Ngapera has also worked for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Ministry of Health, University of Auckland, and Manukau Institute of Technology.