Community-Led Development Programme (CLDP)
September 2018 Update.
Help us Unfreeze Karamea’s CLDP applications.
On 11th September 2017, the 5-year CLDP (Community Led Development Programme) partnering agreement between the Karamea community and the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) was signed. Karamea Community Incorporated (KCI) was confirmed as the fundholder for any CLDP investment funding applied for and received, which was a pre-requisite for formalising the partnership.
KCI has also been filling a leadership role as described in the agreement.
The Department of Internal Affairs feel there are problems for KCI, effectively separating the governance responsibilities of KCI from the CLDP leadership group and have frozen all processing of Karamea applications until issues are resolved to their satisfaction.
In an attempt to “thaw” the freeze, at DIA’s request we are initiating further Community consultation seeking answers to their following questions:
- Do you support the leadership group, currently consisting of the following people: Peter Moynihan, Brian Corner, Rosalie Sampson, Brian Jones, Raramai Adcock, Sylvia Raikes, Clive Hellyar and Kathleen Gavigan.
- Are the current projects in the long and short term community plans, a true and fair reflection of the overall aspirations of our community? (Please see The KCI page on the Karamea community website, or copy at the Information Centre for details of the community plan and 2018-19 action plan))
- For those who didn’t attend consultation workshops are there any projects under way or potential projects that we should know about for inclusion?
- DIA feel there is a perception that the action plan for 2018-19 is closed to further applicants. How can we dispel this misconception?
- Do we need to prioritise one project over another and would priority setting work for the community given the diversity and number of projects, projects in development, projects ready for investment or implementation and the goals or themes in the long term plan? KCI has deliberately tried to avoid prioritisation. How might we fairly and equitably prioritise projects?
- What mechanisms can be put in place to ensure there is flexibility in the one-year and five-year plans so that new ideas and projects that are ready for implementation or investment aren’t overlooked?
- To honor the CLDP partnership between the people in our community and DIA, we recognise that we (the leadership group) need to connect with our community and other stakeholders and maintain an open door policy in order to fulfil our promise to be open, accountable and transparent. Whilst we make good use of the Karamea website, Karamea Chronicle and Facebook sites, what other ways, methods and channels could the leadership group use to actively engage and converse with more people in the community? What works best for you?
KCI needs your input by 7 October 2018 to get the partnership moving again.
Karamea Community Incorporated
Email: karameacigmail [dot] com
Hard copies to Karamea Information Center
Postal address : KCI, c/o Karamea Information Center, PO Box 94, Karamea 7894