CID Humanitarian Network

The Council for International Development facilitates the CID Humanitarian Network (formerly the NDRF), a standing committee of CID members that have an interest and involvement in international humanitarian response and emergency management issues.

The aim of the Humanitarian Network is to provide a collective civil society voice and forum for cooperation and shared learning for best practice in international humanitarian assistance for New Zealand NGOs. Humanitarian Network members work closely together during humanitarian emergencies to minimise duplication and ensure their response is as effective as possible.

The Humanitarian Network is an open forum and encourages non-CID members and observers, such as the Red Cross and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to engage with the Humanitarian Network and contribute to the outcomes of the forum.

For more information about the Humanitarian Network and up-to-date information on the latest emergencies, contact, and see CID’s recent Press Releases.

The Terms of Reference for the Humanitarian Network are available here

CID Humanitarian Network Terms of Reference




Our People - Humanitarian Network

Karlos Photo v2

Carlos Calderon Bonilla

Humanitarian Network Chair

Humanitarian and disaster management specialist with over 22-year experience in Africa, Latin America, Middle East, The Pacific and New Zealand – Aotearoa.  During these years, Carlos developed humanitarian strategies and programmes, policies, influencing strategies, relationships and institutional representation, at local, regional and global levels.  Currently working for a second period as Oxfam Aotearoa’s Humanitarian Lead, Carlos worked for Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Oxfam Intermon (Spain), UNRWA Spanish Committee, Red Cross Spain and UNICEF, among others. Former NGO Disaster Relief Forum (NDRF) Deputy Chair from 2016 to 2017. Carlos’s Thematic experience covers humanitarian coordination & information management, water sanitation & hygiene (WASH), food security and livelihoods (FSL) and logistics. Focus on human rights, children, gender, protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

Nina Tui IMG 0376

Nina Tu'i

Humanitarian Network Deputy Chair

Nina Tu’i is Head of Programmes for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. She has over 15 years of experience leading international development programmes, including in education, international disaster response, emergency management, and financial management. Most recently she was with New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency as Programme Manager for the NZ Disaster Risk Management Programme in the Pacific.

Nina lived in the Pacific for 12 years (Tonga, Samoa and Fiji) and led the educational research work for the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific, the Pacific Community (SPC). Nina’s breadth of experience ranges from leading the implementation of community development projects in the Pacific to managing international development projects for the New Zealand Government.


Sam London

Standards and Humanitarian Manager 

Sam brings a wealth of practical experience, having both lived in, and worked across various roles, in small island developing states. He’s worked with low-carbon shipping services, sailing essential cargo to some of the remotest and underserved regions of the Central Pacific, affording him key insights into the practical realities and challenges of crucial 'last mile' humanitarian and development service delivery.

During a three-year tenure in Fiji, his dedication to sustainable development and a recognition of the crucial role traditional knowledge plays in achieving this, motivated him to construct a traditional Fijian voyaging canoe. During this period, he also collaborated with medical charities as a relief skipper delivering primary health services to remote and isolated communities.

Recently, Sam combined his practical expertise with formal education, earning a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics, and an interdisciplinary Master’s of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Victoria University of Wellington. His master's thesis focused on modeling behavioral responses to energy-efficient technologies and how these can have adverse effects on meeting climate targets.