Tuesday 29 September 2015

Invitation to Direct our Recovery Five years on - a forum

Kia ora koutou

In our series of OVTRK Forums we are pleased to welcome Dr Chrys Horn and Sarah Wylie to present: 

An opportunity to direct our recovery, five years on.

Wednesday 14 October 7.30pm 
at the Fern Room in The Atrium, Hagley Avenue 

If you have special needs  of any variety and would like to attend this meeting, please get in touch with Chrys Horn (Text or ph 0272 86 86 530) to see if we can assist. 

RSVP for catering purposes to chrys.horn@xtra.co.nz

Chrys Horn and Sarah Wylie have been contracted by CERA, to explore the residual effects of the earthquakes on the third sector and to recommend pathways forward for its continuing recovery.  The report will be used by Councils in Greater Christchurch and hopefully by sector groups to move our recovery forward.    

They see the third sector is critical to the recovery and long term wellbeing of Christchurch.  Community groups and NGOs around the city have all risen to the challenge of the change brought about by the earthquakes of 2010/11 – testimony to the resilience that existed in the sector at the time.  As might be expected, people are currently over-stretched and concerned about the long term wellbeing of their communities.  

They are asking people involved in NGOs to come and help them consider:
·         What a thriving third sector look like?
·         How we can celebrate, support and foster the sector’s post-earthquake responses thus far? 
·         New strategies for increasing the wellbeing of clubs, community groups, and NGOs?   

For your information, so far they have scoped the issues facing groups and the solutions that groups have found.  They believe that the third sector needs to be involved in directing its own recovery, with assistance from Government and business and that this is a good time for the sector to reflect on recovery to think about how to influence the next steps.  They are keen to get input from a range of different organisations from small, voluntary groups through to well established NGOs.


If you have special needs of any variety and would like to attend this meeting, please get in touch with Chrys Horn, ph 0272 86 86 53, to see if we can assist

Note: OVTRK Forums are open meetings though it is people involved in NGOs - organisations that have not been formed by Government or Commerce - who are the contributors.

See you at the Forum 

Hei konei ra

- your OVTRK team