excluded from science policy, report finds
Māori and Pacific expertise is being excluded from advice and decision-making roles around science policy, according to a new report.
Te Pūtahitanga: A Tiriti-led science-policy approach for Aotearoa New Zealand, states the exclusion has been particularly evident during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lead researcher Tracey McIntosh said because the impacts of Covid-19 are experienced differentially, the pandemic has revealed “deeply embedded inequities” in New Zealand.
This report is looking for a “significant reset” in how we imagine a “combined future”, she said.