The Pacific Data Sovereignty Network (PDSN) was established on the 29th of November 2019 during an inaugural Seminar held in Manukau, Auckland.
This group aims to establish a unified voice and collective guardianship and advocacy of data and information about Pacific peoples living in New Zealand. Essentially, nothing is about Pacific peoples without Pacific peoples.
The PDSN is led by a Committee consisting of twelve independent representatives from across the Pacific network and ex-officio members representing government agencies such as the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and Statistics New Zealand. Moana Connect serves the PDSN as the secretariat.