Our core areas of work are in the arts, business, education, media, research, Track II informal diplomacy, leadership and entrepreneurship.
The Foundation’s activities cover more than 20 countries in Asia and are delivered through a range of programmes:
Our Arts programme aims to bring Asian art into the mainstream of New Zealand culture, while supporting local practitioners to grow their understanding of and capability to thrive in Asia.
Our business programme helps develop the next generation of Asia-savy New Zealanders by facilitating internships in Asia for tertiary students and recent graduates.
Our education programme provides New Zealand educators with the knowledge, resources and experiences to equip their students to thrive in Asia.
Our Entrepreneurship programme supports leading entrepreneurs in New Zealand to build connections and facilitate business relationships in Asia.
The Leadership Network is a global professional network at the forefront of maintaining and developing strong links between Asia and New Zealand.
Our media programme helps New Zealand journalists cover stories that shed light on Asia and on New Zealand’s ties to the region.
Our research programme commissions research which supports informed public conversations about New Zealand’s relationship with Asia.
Track II diplomacy
We support informal diplomacy with thinktanks in Asia on issues and challenges facing the region
Our sport programme funds cultural activities for teams and individuals visiting Japan for sporting activities.