Whaiao Education for Sustainability Otago

A UN recognised Regional Centre of Expertise


To support sustainable, capable, resilient, culturally diverse, harmonious and thriving communities that are actively working towards a sustainable future. 


Kia tipu ai te whaiao i a koutou
May the world grow from you

Guiding Principles

Mahi Ngatahi

Working together


Being sustainable


Understanding the roles and responsibilites of each other as partners


Respecting diversity and difference (while also recognising what we have in common)


Harnessing natural talent to empower innovation and change; also, a beating heart

Our partners

We are working with partners from across our region. Otago’s education institutions, businesses, community groups, local councils, NGOs, tourism and food sector producers, energy producers, heritage organisations, youth organisations and others are working together to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Would you like to become a partner?

Contact us for more information – we would love to hear from you