The working group (a loose but very effective coalition of coalitions) behind the global Fast for the Climate campaign engaged me as campaign coordinator from 26 March 2015. Fast for the Climate is an extraordinary campaign, born out of Naderev ‘Yeb’ Saño’s fast during the Warsaw climate talks. I am honoured to have been offered such […]Read more "Coordinator, Fast for the Climate"
The New Zealand Youth Delegation is the voice of Aotearoa’s youth at the UN climate talks. In 2011, I attended the Durban climate talks with the New Zealand Youth Delegation. In 2015, I joined the Delegation’s Steering Committee to help prepare the team for 2015’s Paris climate talks.Read more "Steering Committee Member, New Zealand Youth Delegation"
I have a Masters in Law with First Class Honours. I did it by minor thesis, as one of the inaugural recipients of the Dean’s Faculty of Law LLM Awards. As well as my thesis, I completed one paper: Kris Gledhill’s class in human rights and litigation. You can read my final paper on the right […]Read more "Masters in Law"
Co-Founder: 2013 Adviser: 2013-2014 Trustee: 2015-current The Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute exists to train and inspire a new generation of New Zealand leaders by giving them the opportunity to attend the world’s most significant international conferences. In 2012, Sam Johnson and I met through a mutual acquaintance. We quickly hit it off and became friends and […]Read more "Trustee, Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute"
Greenpeace New Zealand coopted me onto their board in February 2015. They approached me in January. I was really honoured that they asked me. Greenpeace needs no introduction. We are an independent international campaigning organisation that provides a voice for our fragile earth. Though a global organisation, with regional offices in several countries, Greenpeace has a special place in many […]Read more "Board Member of Greenpeace New Zealand"
CEO: Jan 2016 – current Advisory Trustee: Jan – Sept 2015 Chair/Trustee: 2011-2015 Trustee: 2010-2011 Co-Founder: 2009 P3 Foundation is New Zealand’s youth movement against extreme poverty in Asia and the Pacific. We want our generation to see the end of extreme poverty. generation. Extreme poverty is unjust and unacceptable. Importantly, we believe there is no one path to […]Read more "CEO, P3 Foundation"
I joined the Human Rights Foundation‘s board in October 2014. Being approached itself was an honour, because other board members include senior lawyers, respected academics, and former Human Rights Commissioners. Here’s what we do: The Human Rights Foundation is a non-governmental organisation, established in December 2001, to promote and defend human rights through research based […]Read more "Management Committee Member, Human Rights Foundation"
The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education is a nationwide educator for exceptional primary school students whose normal schools – for whatever reason – aren’t meeting their needs. New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education was established on May 6th 2014. The Centre brings together two organisations with combined experience of over 30 years’ in gifted […]Read more "Chair / Director, New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education Limited"
David Tong is a recipient of a 2014 LLM Award, to encourage and support academically outstanding students to undertake a Master of Laws (LLM) at the Auckland Law School. “I chose to study an LLM to deepen my understanding of international law, with a view to refocusing my professional career. In particular, I hope to […]Read more "University of Auckland Law School Profile"
2014 – 2015 After returning to New Zealand after the Warsaw climate talks, I worked for two years as a solicitor at the Auckland Community Law Centre – which used to be called the Grey Lynn Neighbourhood Law Office. The Centre gives free legal advice to people who can’t afford it. It’s a great way to […]Read more "Staff Solicitor, Auckland Community Law Centre"