Upcoming Webinar

The Ethnic Research Hui Aotearoa 2023 – Outputs and opportunities

Bev Tso Hong,

Explore ideas for action to enhance ethnic voices and evidence in public policy

We are very excited to invite you to attend a webinar/workshop jointly hosted by the Aotearoa Migration Research Network (AMRN) and Community Research. Presented by Bev Tso Hong (Community Research) with Cayathri Divakalala, Tim Fadgen, and Arezoo Zarintaj Malihi (Aotearoa Migration Research Network).

In 2023, the Ministry for Ethnic Communities, in collaboration with Ethnic Research Aotearoa (ERA), marked a significant milestone with the launch of the Ethnic Research Hui Aotearoa 2023. The event, held at the National Library, brought together a diverse and enthusiastic assembly of over 100 participants, comprising researchers, evaluators, policy analysts, practitioners, leaders, and service providers from various sectors.

The overarching theme for Hui 2023 was “How to better embrace ethnic voices and evidence in public policy?” This successful event involved participant group discussions for five essential topic streams:

  1. Nothing about us without us,
  2. Ethnic data sovereignty,
  3. Networks and active collaboration
  4. Results dissemination and evidence use by practitioners and policymakers, and 
  5. Existing research and evaluation funds and models.

Our August online webinar/workshop provides you with an opportunity to participate in kōrero about these five important topic streams and together explore ideas and opportunities for action. We will use the resulting Hui 2023 discussion group notes for each of these topics as our starting point (links above). We thank the Ministry for Ethnic Communities for providing us with these.

For more information and photos from the Hui 2023 please follow these links:




The Zoom link is: https://auckland.zoom.us/j/98603758529?pwd=eXRIQWtHdVhkaS94bGdwVDdadXBpUT09&from=addon

Some photos from the Ethnic Research Hui Aotearoa 2023

About the Host

Bev Tso Hong

Bev is a social policy researcher whose work has spanned a wide range of social sector portfolios. She is the Kaitūhono, Ethnic Research Engagement Lead at Community Research, actively involved in Chinese community initiatives in Aotearoa, and a Principal researcher at Kōtātā Insight Limited. Bev has a strong focus on approaches that strengthen and affirm positive societal values and wellbeing including a focus on the role of arts and culture in society, sense of belonging, and bridging across diverse perspectives. In 2020, she co-led an anti-racism/pro-diversity art-based community initiative which spotlighted the diversity of Chinese communities in Aotearoa (www.aotearoaposter.com). Last year, she helped design and organise the Ethnic Research Aotearoa Hui 2023 as a member of the organising committee. 

11 am – 12 noon
2 Aug
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