NZAGRC International Science Advisory Group
The role of the NZAGRC International Science Advisory Group (ISAG) is to act as an international science excellence review group, advising both the Steering Group and the Centre Director. The core responsibilities of the NZAGRC ISAG are to: (i) Provide feedback on the strengths and weaknesses in science quality, the Centre Research Strategy and Science Plan and the Business Plan to the Centre Director; and (ii) Recommend steps that the Centre Director and Steering Group should take to address any concerns that ISAG might have, including re-focussing current investment, and collaboration with other research groups.
NZAGRC Māori Advisory Group
The role of the Māori Advisory Group (MAG) will be to advise the NZAGRC Director and the Steering Group on science needs, capability development and information requirements related to the mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions that are specific to Māori and that lie within the scope of the NZAGRC science plan.
The Māori Advisory Group consists of the following members:
- Two independent Māori representatives
- A Māori relationship/engagement advisor from each of the NZAGRC Member organisations
- Senior representatives from FOMA and MPI
- Representatives from other organisations/groups as recommended from time to time by the Māori Advisory Group or by the Steering Group, and agreed by the Steering Group, to sit as Observers.
- To advise and provide guidance on science needs, capability development and information requirements related to the mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions that are specific to Māori and that lie within the scope of the NZAGRC science plan
- To provide feedback and guidance on the performance of the NZAGRC with respect to Māori-related initiatives
- To actively champion the NZAGRC and its research and assist by identifying and promoting links between the Centre and Māori agricultural groups and helping facilitate the uptake of information.
See our NZAGRC Māori research programme page for more information on our engagements with Māori.