China Capable Public Sector programme

The China Capable Public Sector (CCPS) programme is a whole-of-government initiative to develop a China capable public sector with China awareness, knowledge, experience, and leadership.

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China is New Zealand’s second largest trading partner and is different from our traditional trading partners in many respects, including culture, language, and scale.

CCPS aims to develop a China capable pool of talent, both onshore and offshore, through collaborative knowledge sharing forums that foster communities of interest, and open career pathways across agencies and the wider public sector.

Community of practice

The China Capable Public Sector Community of Practice (CCPS CoP) brings together a core group of China experts from across the public sector who provide input and advice to the CCPS programme and connect people to share knowledge, learn, and collaborate around common concerns, problems, opportunities, or interests regarding New Zealand’s engagement with China.

The role of the CoP is to:

  • Act as a trusted advisor to agencies to inform strategic thinking, broad policy direction, and operational issues on China matters when invited
  • Provide advice and guidance on the New Zealand perspective and China context in the development and delivery of CCPS curriculum initiatives
  • Share knowledge and experience through participation in CCPS curriculum activities
  • Foster networks with China experts across the sector
  • Model a collaborative approach to develop a cross-sector mindset on China capability.

Current members

  • Grahame Morton, MFAT, Wellington (CoP Lead)
  • Rebecca Needham, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Hamish McCardle, New Zealand Police, Hong Kong
  • Alexandra Grace, Education New Zealand, London
  • Ivan Kinsella, Zespri, Beijing
  • Carl Worker, MFAT, Buenos Aires
  • Guergana Guermanoff, MFAT, Wellington
  • Pam Dunn, MFAT, Jakarta
  • Michael Swain, MoD, Wellington
  • Paul Ash, DPMC, Wellington
  • Alistair Crozier, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Christchurch
  • Rebekah Mawson, MFAT, Guangzhou
  • Wen Powles, MFAT, Beijing
  • Jacinta Gould, MFAT, Wellington
  • Matt Dalzell, MFAT, Wellington
  • Si’alei Van Toor, MFAT, Wellington
  • David Allen, MPI
  • Alan Young

Knowledge Transfer series

The CCPS Knowledge Transfer series is a series of monthly events held in collaboration with the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre (NZCCRC), aimed at providing public sector officials with a broad and deep range of different insights, perspectives and experiences related to New Zealand’s strategic relationship with China.

The CCPS Knowledge Transfer series is a series of monthly events held in collaboration with the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre (NZCCRC).

They are aimed at providing public sector officials with a broad and deep range of different insights, perspectives and experiences related to New Zealand’s strategic relationship with China.

These events feature a diverse array of China experts including government officials, globally renown academics, economists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.

Public sector staff can register for the China Capable Knowledge Portal website(external link) for speaker profiles and take the opportunity to hear their insights, perspectives and stories at our monthly Knowledge Transfer events. 

Register for the China Capable Knowledge Portal now(external link)

China Capable Masterclass

This highly interactive, 5-day workshop immerses participants into the unique and complex dimensions of New Zealand’s dynamic relationship with China.

Using problem-based scenarios, and real case studies, participants work with world-class China experts to develop cross-sector solutions; absorbing political, economic, security and cultural insight along the way.

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China Capable masterclass participants, February 2017

Target audience

Practitioners seeking to develop a broader perspective of the political, economic, security, and cultural aspects of the government-to-government relationship with China and develop collaborative models for engaging with China.

Outcomes

A China Capable practitioner is able to:

  • Establish and develop relationships with agency counterparts
  • Identify opportunities for New Zealand utilising cross-sectoral input
  • Integrate agency efforts that contribute to sector goals
  • Consider and discuss the broader political, economic, security and cultural risks to inform decision-making
  • Contribute to knowledge transfer across the public sector CHINA CAPABLE talent pool.

Workshop content

  • ‘Who and what is Chinese and what is China?’
  • Trade, service and investment
  • Cross-agency crises and challenges
  • Changing China
  • Navigating the future with a China-savvy mindset

Facilitator

The workshop is facilitated by experts from the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre (NZCCRC).

Cross-agency forums

Cross-agency forums increase the knowledge and capability of New Zealand agencies to engage with China.

China Capable Cross Agency Forums are part of the CCPS programme which aims to build a China capable public sector who can act in New Zealand and globally to keep New Zealand prosperous, safe and secure.

The purpose of the cross-agency forums is to increase the knowledge and capability of New Zealand agencies to engage with China through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and problem solving on all matters relating to the New Zealand government’s relationship with China.

These forums provide the opportunity for agencies to leverage from one another, to identify opportunities and risks across the sector, and to develop solutions through a joined-up approach that considers broader political, economic, security, and cultural dimensions and deliver on New Zealand’s NZ Inc China Strategy 2020.

Contact

Email China.capable@mfat.govt.nz if you want to:

  • contact the Community of Practice
  • have one of our speakers present at your agency
  • attend a China Capable Masterclass
  • hear about future forums

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