Call for proposals

Posted on 09 March 2023

The Council for International Development are calling for ideas for speakers, panellists, panel themes, talks, and case studies to add to the agenda for this year's conference. 

Please share your ideas on the form below!

The Conference will run over two days, 20-21 September, and will be in person at Pipitea Marae in Wellington.

See draft schedule outline

We are particularly keen to showcase case studies around valuable, impactful, partnerships and collaborations, across organisations, sectors, and nations. 

Conference theme description

Covid and inflation have reversed decades of gains in reducing extreme poverty.

The likelihood of famines and inequality both between and within countries is on the rise.

As we witness climate impacts on our doorstep, conflicts escalating, geopolitics shifting, and inequality and injustice pervading across the world, deeper and more strategic partnerships are needed. We must prioritise greater collaborations across sectors and between nations.

This year's Council for International Development (CID) annual conference will bring together international NGOs, multilateral organisations, government departments, businesses, social enterprises, independent consultants, academics, and media, from across Aotearoa New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific region, and globally.

Discussions will explore opportunities for new and unconventional partnerships; power imbalances and barriers to equal partnerships; strategies for navigating global risks and uncertainties; and ways we can enhance collaboration across different sectors and nations.

Key themes:
·         Climate
·         Food security
·         Geopolitics
·         Conflict

 Submission form