Join the CID Network

Posted on 03 November 2022

Organisations and individuals involved in international aid and development can apply to join CID as a member.  By joining CID, you will be connected to a strong community of Aotearoa New Zealand international development NGOs and their partners.

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Join CID to enhance your connection, growth, and advocacy as a member of the development and humanitarian sector in Aotearoa. CID aims to enhance the sector's impact through research, advocacy, and shared learning. By being a part of CID, you can play a role in shaping our sector and engage in crucial discussions with the government. Benefit from reduced rates for CID's training, workshops, and events, including our Annual Conference, and be a part of a thriving network of organisations. Strengthen CID's reputation as a powerful voice for the development community in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Membership types

Full Membership is for New Zealand based organisations that are incorporated societies, charitable trusts or not-for-profit companies with charitable status, that have been in existence for at least three years. New Full members must become CID Code of Conduct signatories within two years of joining us. Fees are reasonable and based on income spent on international development activities.

Affiliate Membership is for organisations, institutions or companies with a significant presence in New Zealand that work in related fields, in related projects, or are supportive of international development or humanitarian aid; including academic institutions/think tanks, consultancy firms, business, and social enterprises. It is open to any organisation that does not fit the criteria for full membership but has value to offer the sector and vice versa.  The organisational activities must be consistent with the principles and objectives of CID, but they are not required to be compliant with the Code of Conduct. Fees are set at 75% of Full Member fees, or based on number of staff working on international development activities.

Information requested on organisations and institutions will include (where applicable) the latest annual report, latest audited statements, trust deed/constitution/founding document, with a brief description of the organisation/institution showing how it works in or supports international development.

Individual/Consultant Membership is for any individuals or sole trader consultants working in international development.

The activities of the sole trader consultant must be consistent with the principles and objectives of CID, but they are not required to be compliant with the Code of Conduct. Consultancy firms or groups can be Affiliate Members - see above. Individual and consultant membership fees are a low set amount.

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Email us to find out more information about the range of benefits and savings on our events and trainings, or to receive an application form.


  • Annual fees are calculated and invoiced for the year 1 July – 30 June
  • The Annual CID Membership Survey is sent out around June. Taking part in the survey is a membership requirement and is how we calculate our fees
  • Fees are reviewed by the CID Board annually. Members can expect their membership invoice around August – September
  • Members that join part way through the year will be invoiced a pro-rata amount

CID Humanitarian Network

The Council for International Development facilitates the CID Humanitarian Network, a sub-committee of CID members with an involvement in international disaster response activities, humanitarian assistance, disaster management, disaster risk management, and disaster risk reduction.

Observer status is available to Affiliate Members of CID and non-CID members, on a case-by-case basis. These may be organisations not eligible to be a full CID member, for example Crown Research Institutes, academic institutions, or other International organisations working in a humanitarian-related space. 

Membership of the Network is by application only, and involves additional fees, and can be discussed by contacting

The fee schedule for the Network is below.