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National Liaison Unit for New Zealand

Country: New Zealand
Current Time in Wellington
NLU Name: Council for International Development - CID
Contact Details: Dr Wren Green
Postal Address: P.O. Box 24-228
Manners St
Wellington 6142
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 496-9615
Physical Address: Level 13, 49 Boulcott St
Wellington
Email: cid@piango.net
Web: www.cid.org.nz
www.ndrf.org.nz
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..
Description:

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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