Centre for Indigenous Governance and Development (CIGAD) is based at the College of humanities and social sciences at Massey University in New Zealand. Established in 2004, CIGAD aim is to promote the integration of indigenous worldviews with sound governance and development principles in order to build indigenous capacity, facilitate indigenous involvement in governance at all levels, and develop quality outcomes for indigenous peoples.
The centre is engaged in different activities including:
research on indigenous governance and development
consultancy, strategic development and advisory services on indigenous governance and development issues
workshops and conferences to promote research in the field
hosting visiting scholars and practitioners working in the field
The centre also undertakes research dealing with a variety of issues relating to indigenous governance and development, including:
governance of post-settlement structures
outcomes based policy
conflict, violence and development: taking the Indigenous context seriously
CIGAD produces an electronic working paper series to ensure research carried out within the centre is disseminated. All working papers are available online.