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NZ Community Economic Development Conference

New Zealand Community Economic Development Conference

The New Zealand Community Economic Development Conference will be held at the Lincoln Green Conference Centre in Waitakere, Auckland from February 9-11.

The conference begins with a Powhiri at Waitakere City Council at 6.30pm on February 9. The next two days of the conference feature speakers who lead the international and domestic fields of community and social economic development.

Among the key international speakers are:

Aiden Pia – Senscot Scotland

Aidan is the executive Director of the Social Entrepreneurs Network for Scotland (Senscot). He joined Senscot in 2002 and is responsible for co-ordinating Senscot's activities on a day to day basis.

In particular, Aidan oversees the development of new services and setting up new initiatives such as Scotland UnLtd, Development Trust Associaltion Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy and more recently, First Port. Senscot started in response to Scotland's many social problems - mainly concentrated in areas of chronic poverty. Senscot believes that social entrepreneurs and their enterprises have the potential to transform society for the better.


Annemarie Naylor – Development Trusts Association (DTA)

The DTA is a dynamic UK-wide movement - bringing together over 450 community-led organisations which use self-help, social enterprise, and community asset ownership to bring about long-term social, economic and environmental renewal to transform their communities for good.

The DTA – in common with many of its members - generates over half its income from trading activities, and the rest from governmental and independent grant-makers.



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