COVID-19 has and will continue to have an unprecedented impact on the world, Aotearoa and the Māori economy – there is no going back to what we used to consider ‘normal’.
The structure of our economy will change and with that the nature of work as we encounter new and unchartered challenges. For Māori and the Māori economy, these challenges will be even more explicit due to the collective asset base and where the workforce is positioned.
The response to COVID-19 will prompt a reallocation of capital around the economy and rising unemployment. From this reallocation comes opportunities. Skills for navigating the new work order are not just about formal education.