Kia Tutahi - An Accord between Government and Communities of Aotearoa» 27/06/2011, Posted by Site Admin
Cabinet has endorsed a Kia Tutahi Standing Together Relationship Accord that aims to strengthen the relationship between government and the community, to be signed on 1 August.
The Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Tariana Turia, said the Kia Tutahi Standing Together Relationship Accord sets clear expectations about how government agencies and communities will work together. The relationship accord was developed by a joint community-government steering group, established by the Minister, which undertook wide consultation in 2010.
The Cabinet paper proposing the Accord noted that increasing engagement with communities is requiring government to work more collaboratively in many different settings, such as contracting, grant making, and engaging with communities on complex policy and service delivery questions. The Accord is a non-binding symbol to communities and government of a commitment to co-operation.
Communities have reported a range of concerns about their interaction with government, such as poor engagement practices, one-sided funding arrangements with high compliance costs, and the overall strength (capacity and capability) of communities. The Accord provides a platform to tackle these issues on a broader scale.
Further information about the Accord is available at: