Who we are
We are young Pacific leaders whose passion is grounded in an honest belief – a better Aotearoa is where everyone has the opportunity to move forward with the advancement of technology. Closing the Tech Gap and bridging the Digital Divide, makes that vision a reality.
Our mission is to Strengthen Digital Empowerment in Aotearoa.
We are People championing People to ensure no one is left behind.
Digital empowerment is maximising individual potential through digital technology.
What is PeopleForPeople?
We are a social enterprise on a mission to ensure that everyone confidently participates in the Digital World of today and tomorrow.
We are a bridge between:
Digital, Education and Environment
Corporate and Community
Public, Private and the NGO Sector
The Digital Divide
Estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders struggle to engage with the Digital world
$1billion a year in economic benefits could be delivered if nationwide Digital Inclusion achieved in New Zealand
Less than 2% of the NZ Tech sector are Māori or Pacific
‘Navigating our futures’ is the first research to be developed by PeopleForPeople.
To understand the future of the digital world is to understand the people who are creating it and, therefore, naturally redefining it.
Saia is of Tongan and Fijian descent, and a proud South Aucklander from Mangere. Saia has experiences in the private, public, not for profit, and startup/tech sectors in NZ, and the Pacific. Particularly in the areas of strategy, equity, digital, stakeholder engagement and community development.
Julia is of Samoan, Chinese and British descent growing up in Tāmaki Makaurau. Julia is an international strategist and insights specialist. During her time overseas working for HP (Hewlett Packard) in London and San Diego she recognized that technology exacerbates inequities and returned to Aotearoa. Julia is dedicated to looking at how technology can impact the most amount of people for the better, advocating progress that reaches the whole of society.
Our key offerings are:
Research and Insights