EnVision Maunakea collects community perspectives through ʻAha Kūkā – facilitated listening sessions that create opportunities for community members to share, learn and gather insights into what makes Maunakea special for so many. The process is supported by a Hui Hoʻolohe – a 10-member volunteer advisory group of Hawai‘i Island community members. Hui Hoʻolohe shares the belief that solutions can be created through open, constructive conversations and purposeful collaboration.
The ʻAha Kūkā listening sessions represent an educational opportunity to discover and document common narratives about possible future uses of Maunakea and conditions under which those uses can coexist. Because the process cannot directly reach everyone, EnVision Maunakea gathers perspectives through diversity. ʻAha Kūkā will be held across the Island of Hawai‘i incorporating different demographics so that a broad range of relationships are reflected in the EnVision Maunakea process, representative of the broad range of interests in Maunakea’s future.
EnVision Maunakea is seeking members of the Hawai‘i Island community interested in participating in ʻAha Kūkā. Listening sessions include modest-sized groups for safe, productive conversation. While the number of participants in each session is limited, participation is open to anyone in the community of Hawaiʻi Island.
To submit your name for consideration as an ʻAha Kūkā participant, please complete the form below and a Friends of the Future will respond to you directly.