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Those with an interest in solving local social and economic problems exacerbated by Covid-19 are invited to apply for the idea-generating workshop.
It is hoped the event, to be held on September 11 and 12, will assist the city’s response to the pandemic.
It is being co-ordinated by Enterprise Dunedin, in association with the Grow Dunedin Partners, a group comprised of city stakeholders including the University of Otago, Ngai Tahu, Otago Chamber of Commerce, Otago Southland Employers Association, Enterprise Dunedin and the wider Dunedin City Council.
Grow Dunedin Partners chairman Chris Staynes said the event encouraged people from the Dunedin community to tackle Covid-19-related challenges in workable, positive and impactful ways.
"Concepts and ideas will be formed, workshopped with mentors and then presented to a judging panel.
"The best ideas will be presented to Grow Dunedin Partners and Dunedin City councillors and may be selected for further support from the council’s Covid-19 fund, which has $500,000 earmarked for initiatives to assist the community."
Three themes had been developed to focus on; jobs in a post-Covid world, raising hope and social connectedness, and supporting a resilient economy.
Sixty spaces were available for the event and those wanting to take part were invited to submit an expression of interest by September 4, outlining ideas.
The event will follow Alert Level 2 guidelines, including contact tracing, social distancing and hygiene procedures, and is subject to postponement should alert levels change.