Established in 1985, we represent a dynamic member network of NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks, research organisations, business, consultants and social organisations.

We are governed by a Board made up of member organisations and sector experts.

our mission2

We provide platforms and opportunities for our members, their partners, business, and governments, in Aotearoa and internationally, to network, collaborate, and share ideas. Our kaupapa centres around partnership and collaboration.

Through engagement with our member organisations, influential thought leaders, and key decision makers, we promote sustainable, locally-led solutions to global challenges around poverty, inequality, and injustice.

To ensure our sector is relevant and impactful, we undertake and provide training courses, events, surveys, analysis, and research on key trends and innovations for our network and wider stakeholders.

Our Humanitarian Network supports the coordination of emergency humanitarian response internationally. We work alongside partners and governments to ensure appropriate support is given for locally identified needs; from volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and floods, to droughts, conflict, and other emergencies.

We promote, and strongly believe in transparency and accountability. Our full member organisations undertake a rigorous due diligence process to become compliant with our Code of Conduct. The Code outlines standards and expectations of corporate governance, transparency, accountability, and best-practice.