New Zealand

Country: New Zealand
Current Time in Wellington
NLU Name: Council for International Development – CID
Contact Details: Josie Pagani
Postal Address: P.O. Box 24-228
Manners St
Wellington 6142
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 29 9050207
Physical Address: Level 13, 49 Boulcott St
Organisational Structure: Incorporated Society: The Council for International Development (CID) was formed in 1985 by a small group of aid and development agencies which identified the need to coordinate some activities and present a single voice on issues of common concern.
Governance Structure: Policy defined by members, expressed at AGM, administered through Board.
Number of Members: CID has over 50 members that include most of New Zealand’s major Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that work in aid, development and humanitarian response to natural disasters..

On behalf of its member agencies, CID:

  • builds cooperation between NGOs and lobbies government on international humanitarian, aid and development issues;
  • strengthens national and international links between organisations and individuals involved in international development;
  • liaises with government agencies, primarily the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), but also with Defence and Civil Defence;
  • coordinates NGO responses following international natural disasters;
  • raises issues with all political parties on international humanitarian aid and development issues; and
  • works to increase public awareness of international development needs and issues.
Current Activities or Key Strategic Focus Areas: Regular e-newsletter to members. CID talks are held in Wellington.
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