The EnVision Maunakea process collected community perspectives through ʻAha Kūkā – facilitated listening sessions designed to provide opportunities for community members to share, learn and gather insights into what makes Maunakea special for so many.
The ʻAha Kūkā listening sessions represented an open, respectful way to discover and document common themes about the possible future of Maunakea and conditions under which multiple uses could coexist. Because the process could not directly reach everyone, the Hui Hoʻolohe gathered perspectives through diversity. ʻAha Kūkā were held across the Island of Hawai‘i incorporating different demographics so a broad range of relationships, knowledge and perspectives could be captured.
ʻAha Kūkā listening sessions included modest-sized groups for safe, productive conversation. While the number of participants in each session was limited, participation was open to anyone on Hawaiʻi Island. Additionally, written feedback was encouraged via the EnVision Maunakea website.