In 2019, the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono launched the Ngopi & Kōrero project — an initiative to connect members with each other amidst Covid-19 travel restrictions.
The idea for Ngopi & Kōrero was put forward by network member Sebastian Newman-Dennis and started as a special project. It's based on a programme of randomised coffee meet-ups that are popular among organisations all around the world.
After four years, we've matched around 600 network members for catchups and created a safe space to build personal connections for around 250 members, with great relationships and ideas coming from those conversations. We are excited to kick off this project again in 2024.
Members who sign up will be randomly paired together to meet in-person or online, leading to more connections across the network, conversations on Asia, and potentially avenues to work together.
So what you need to know?
- Applications close Friday 23 February
- Duration: March – October 2024
- Random match: Meet one new member every month
- Where to meet: Virtual or in-person, your choice.
How to sign up
If you're interested in signing up for Ngopi & Kōrero, please sign-up via the link below by Friday 23 February 2024. We will send you an email on Wednesday 28 February with your first match!
Get in touch with Ruby Dalmer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.