'Hand-in-Hand' Pacific, CID Conference, Changes in Refugees Policy, and more

Posted on 08 October 2019

+ CID Annual Conference - Register now!

Register now for the CID Conference - ‘Beyond Aid: Partnerships for the Future’.  

21 October 2019 
Massey University Wellington

8.30 – 9.00 Conference Registration for AGM Attendees
9.00 - 10.00 Members AGM (and Registration for non-AGM Attendees)
10.30 Conference opening

Stand for the CID Board
We'd like to remind our full members that nominations for three CID Board Members are now open. Please, email the Nomination Form to by 5.00 pm of 17th October 2019. 

The CID Annual Report 2018-19 is available here, and we'd like to take this opportunity to apologise with our members because, due to technical issues with our CRM system, the Report was sent three times last week.

+ CID Annual Conference  - Workshops

This year's CID conference will see workshops led by our members and partners so that we can learn from each other and discuss ways to improve collaboration across sectors.

Also CID and partners are hosting an innovative ‘World Café - SDG17: Partnerships for Development' activity in the morning. This will be a fast-paced, action-orientated brainstorm to identify next steps for better collaborations.

In the afternoon, each participant will have the opportunity to attend two out of five workshops led by CID members and partners.

Workshop options include:

  1. Everyone’s Role: Inclusive Gender Partnerships in Emergencies (co-facilitated by Oxfam NZ & Family Planning).
    The session will highlight examples of partnerships (women’s rights organisations, gender-focused non-traditional humanitarian partners and individual leaders) to improve gender sensitivity and women’s engagement within humanitarian responses. Session participants will be invited to share and map partnerships – real and potential –  in humanitarian responses. The workshop organisers will also explore funding opportunities to incorporate Pacific partner organisations so that they can directly share their experiences.

  2. Partnering to end violence against children (co-facilitated by ChildFund, Save the Children, World Vision and Unicef).
    In June 2017, the heads of six global child-focused INGOs gathered in Bellagio, Italy to affirm their commitment to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the benefit of children. The resulting ‘Bellagio Declaration’ (“Joining forces to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs for children) commits these agencies to work together over five years on the Signature Initiative of Ending Violence against Children (EVAC).  This presentation will describe how the NZ-agencies that are part of the Joining Forces group, ChildFund, Save the Children and World Vision, along with UNICEF, have partnered to help drive this initiative in New Zealand and the wider Pacific region. This will include details from a joint study titled Unseen, Unsafe: The Underinvestment in Ending Violence Against Children in the Pacific and Timor-Leste, released ahead of the United Nations High-level Political Forum in New York in July 2019. A representative from each of the agencies will co-facilitate the session.

  3. "I’ll be the Jacinda to your Winston: Can Development and Fundraising work together to tell the story?” (facilitated by Save the Children).
    This session will bring parties from across the aisle together to talk about 'The Story'. How can fundraising and communications form a coalition with development and work towards our common goal of changing the world? 'Let’s do this.'

  4. New Deal for Nature and People (co-facilitated by WWF & Akina Foundation). 
    We need a new deal for nature and people. 2020 is a critical year for three interlinking international processes: countries are due to agree on new targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity; resubmit their climate targets under the Paris Agreement; and review progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. In light of this context, this workshop explores the interconnections between biodiversity, climate action, and your own work.

  5. 'Investing Safely to Do Good' (facilitated by JBWere & BDO NZ)
    JBWere will talk about their approaches to investment for their two billion dollars in funds across charitable organisations, with an emphasis on how they are doing this in the current low-interest-rate environment. They will also demonstrate their portfolio modelling techniques that assist CEOs, CFOs and boards with their investment strategy and budgetary planning process. How do you generate more funds for ‘doing good’, without taking on too much risk? They will also cover some high-level take-outs from the recent Support Report and Cause Reports from the JB Were Philanthropic Services.

    Understanding, setting, and communicating financial reserves is an important part of managing money to do good for charitable organisations. What makes a good reserves policy and when is enough, enough? Auditor’s BDO NZ will talk about the results of their survey on this topic, along with a brief look at recent trends in the sector.

+ Hand-in-Hand Initiative accelerates SDGs in the Pacific

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has launched the Hand-in-Hand Initiative at the recent UNGA, pledging to work with the people of the Pacific to fight poverty and hunger and mitigate the effects of climate change in the region. 

“The ‘Hand-in-Hand Initiative’ will reach out to a wide range of partners including governments, the private sector, global foundations and others.” said Kundhavi Kadiresan, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific at this year's UNGA landmark SIDs summit. The initiative is focused on 'match-making' developed countries with Least Developed Small Island Developing States to support development efforts, in conjunction with multilateral development banks and UN agencies' partnership. 

The approach is aimed at addressing the twin challenges of climate change and obesity, with many Pacific Island countries disproportionately threatened by these challenges.

The Pacific region is home to all the countries ranked in the top ten highest obesity rates globally, while the effects of climate change are causing damage to food security. 

+ Nominate yourself or partner for the Collaboration Award

This year at the CID Annual Conference we are introducing a new award – the CID Collaboration Award. Nominate yourself, your organisation or your partners now!

There will be a prize with the award.

The award recognises and celebrates the importance of effective relationships and collaborative thinking within and across the sector to tackle difficult development challenges and global issues.

We want to hear from CID Members and Associate Members that have successfully worked together on a project with a mix of organisations and individuals – for example, local entrepreneurs, governments, funders, private sector, consultants, academics or researchers.

A successful collaboration could mean you have overcome particular obstacles, used technology creatively, or found new ways to collaborate across geographical boundaries.

If you think your organisation is deserving of this award please complete and submit an application by 15 October

Details of the CID Collaboration Award and application is available here

+ New model for integrating evidence into international development 

Yale School of Management Professors and research assistants have spent two years conducting over 250 interviews and developing case studies to demonstrate how research evidence is not effectively integrated into practice in development work.

The output of the project was a new approach to intervention, which brings together key stakeholders from the beginning of the process - academics, policy makers and NGOs  - to collaborate on all aspects of intervention, rather than the traditional waterfall model of policy makers interpreting academics research and then passing on to NGOs to try and implement it. 

An example of this failed waterfall model was a case study that the project undertook in India, where a group did a highly rigorous evaluation of a water purification system and then developed a successful, high quality product, however failed to implement it successfully. They sold it in retail stores in rural villages, despite recent studies showing evidence that the best venue was a village's central pump. 

Professor Rodrigo Canales expressed how "researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and funders define evidence differently, making it hard to translate from one stakeholder group to another. On top of that, they each have different incentives, timelines, and organisational constraints, meaning the waterfall model frequently doesn’t work." As a solution to this, the proposed new model allowed each stakeholder to convene around the shared problem, "in a way that let each contribute while acknowledging the strengths and constraints faced by other stakeholders."


+ NZ Alternative Event - Community Hui 

Do you have views on how our South Pacific country could shape the world around us?

CID members and supporters are invited to a community hui hosted by NZ Alternative to help start a conversation on the role of Aotearoa New Zealand in the world. We are hosting this one in partnership with Oxfam in Auckland. Evelyn Marsters and Thomas Nash will present the work of New Zealand Alternative, followed by an open space for questions and then some focused discussion to come up with ideas together. Afternoon tea will be provided. Please register interest by clicking here.


+ JBWere Event: Governance for Social Impact

The 'For-Purpose Sector' plays a critical role in the functioning of New Zealand society. 

• There is 1 charitable organisation for every 170 people;
• The sector generates $17b revenue sector and has an asset base of $40b; and
• Contributes 5.3% to GDP once volunteers are included (a clear NZ strength).

These are impressive numbers, but for all the time, money and effort devoted to social outcomes – what have we really achieved?

Based on their deep experience working with Boards, JB Were have identified a clear gap in the social impact ecosystem: many Directors serving on for-purpose boards do not have the insight, experience or frameworks to effectively lead their organisations.

Please join Shamal Dass, Head of JBWere Philanthropic Services, who will share insights from the Governance for Social Impact course, which he co-created in 2018 to address the gap identified. Shamal will discuss new frameworks that aim to enable Board Directors to lift our gaze beyond the organisation in order to hold the organisation accountable for mission performance.

Date: Tuesday, 15th October 2019
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 4, NZX Centre, 11 Cable Street - Wellington

Please, RSVP by 10 October 2019 to Click here for more information.

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+ Government Changes Refugee Policy

The New Zealand Government has unveiled a three-year refugee policy, which includes abolishing a requirement for quota refugees from Africa and the Middle East to have family already in New Zealand, introduced by National. 

In 2009, the National Government introduced a family link policy requiring refugees from these regions to have an existing link to New Zealand in order for them to be eligible to resettle, writes Collette Devlin in Stuff this week.

"Ian Lees-Galloway (Minister of Immigration) who had previously agreed the requirement was discriminatory, said there would also be an increase in the allocation for the Middle East and Africa, from 14 per cent to 15 per cent, because priority refugee resettlement needs were the highest in those areas."

+ Fairtrade sets up new Advisory Panel

Fairtrade ANZ is seeking expressions of interest from the ACFID/CID colleagues and
others from within their networks for membership in our newly established Producer
Support Expert Advisory Panel. The role of the panel is to provide insights and
advice regarding best practice for the key thematic areas of their producer support

They are seeking expressions of interest from people with proven expertise in one or
more of the following areas:

(a) Organisational and governance development of small-scale producer
(b) Technical production and processing of Pacific agricultural export
commodities, with specific experience in coffee;
(c) Gender and women’s economic empowerment;
(d) Child protection and youth engagement;
(e) Climate change adaptation and resilience of small-scale producer
(f) Business development of small-scale producer organisations, specifically in
financial inclusion of small-scale producer organisations and their businesses;
(g) Partnership development in the context of small-scale agriculture in the
(h) Monitoring, evaluation and learning in the context of development in the

Please find the full Terms of Reference for the PSEAP here. If you or someone
you know are interested in serving as a Producer Support Expert Advisor, please
send a cover letter and CV to ​​ by 28 October 2019.

The Fairtrade Mark is one of the most well-known and trusted ethical marks in
the world.

Fairtrade ANZ is governed by a Board of Directors and is a member of Fairtrade
International, a global network of organisations working to uphold robust standards.
The global Fairtrade network also includes producer networks in Africa, Asia-Pacific
and Latin America/Caribbean, who are co-owners of the global system.

Fairtrade ANZ’s Producer Support team works in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste
and the Pacific Islands, supporting producers to develop strong and resilient
producer organisations and businesses with the central objective of the sustainable
development of their communities.