Courtney Davies, Environmental and Leadership Programme Manager, BLAKE – 2021 Awards finalist

Courtney Davies

BLAKE is a not-for profit environmental leadership organisation. Courtney works for BLAKE’s virtual reality project. This has connected more than 20,000 students each year to the marine environment.

In her own time Courtney is an advocate for youth in agriculture. She established Northern Agricultural Youth in 2016. She is the lead Sustainability Instructor for MyFarmbase Africa. This has inspired more than 5,000 youth to develop sustainable and self-sufficient agribusinesses. She recognises the importance of mana whenua. She ensures that the environmental work she is doing acknowledges the relationship with local iwi. This is a first for a programme that had often been focussed on mono-cultural challenges.