Collaboration Award 2023

The Award

The CID Collaboration Award recognises and celebrates the importance of effective relationships, the partnership, and collaborative initiatives within and across the sector to tackle difficult development challenges and global issues.

CID is aware that its members successfully work together on projects 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 obstacles, used technology creatively, or found new ways to collaborate across geographical boundaries. You may have had to compromise or take calculated risks with new collaborations that had not been tried before. 

We commend our members for joining forces with other ‘non-traditional’ organisations and individuals and we would like to celebrate that.

Applications were judged on the following criteria:

  • The narrative - how compellingly the project's story was told
  • The scope - who and how many people were reached
  • The impact - what is the likelihood of impact and sustainability
  • The collaboration - how the collaboration led to the successes or results of this project.
  • Creativity - how the story was presented for your entry

The Collaboration Award special mentions and winner were announced at the the Official Conference Dinner on Wednesday 20th September.


World Vision, Tearfund and other CID organisations have been advocating for modern slavery legislation in New Zealand for three years. Last year, the Government said they would make an announcement on modern slavery law before the end of the year. However, by June 2023, no announcement had been made. As Cabinet was re-establishing its priorities for 2023, it became clear that modern slavery law was at risk of being deprioritised ahead of the election.

There had been too much progress made with MBIE and the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety to lose the momentum on this advocacy work, including open letters, public petitions, modern slavery leadership advisory group meetings, a public consultation process and a proposal for law ready to go.

Therefore, WVNZ and TFNZ collaborated on one final push to move the government to action. They created a powerful video that included all World Vision/Tearfund staff and their kids, and and launched an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Hipkins and Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni. Their goal with the video and social media campaign was to show political leaders that there was immense support for this legislation from New Zealanders and they should make all efforts to prioritise this prior to the election. On July 28th, the Government announced that they will begin drafting a modern slavery law for Aotearoa.