It all started when…

Aotearoa New Zealand has a thriving international development sector but there was no concerted effort to connect the professionals across the ID landscape. So a collective of young professionals working and volunteering in this space gathered together to try do something about it!

IDYP aims to advance education and contribute to the strength of Aotearoa’s ID community. We aim to do this by providing opportunities for IDYPs to expand networks, build knowledge and share/develop ideas by convening meaningful events, supporting skills and training opportunities. We want to provide a credible space for learning and sharing ideas together.

Our values:

  • Autonomous/Independent

  • Connected

  • Diverse & Inclusive

  • Evidence-based

  • Influential

  • Sustainable


Board

Danielle J. Kerchmar, Chair   Danielle began her career in international development while serving 27 months in eastern Ukraine as a TEFL Peace Corps volunteer. Following this, she continued the career path gaining a Master at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in Colorado, USA. Danielle has experience across NGOs, government, and for-profit in HIV/AIDS, microfinance, social enterprise, women’s empowerment, and horticulture. She speaks Spanish & Russian, loves reading, and loves connecting with people across diverse backgrounds.

Danielle J. Kerchmar, Chair

Danielle began her career in international development while serving 27 months in eastern Ukraine as a TEFL Peace Corps volunteer. Following this, she continued the career path gaining a Master at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in Colorado, USA. Danielle has experience across NGOs, government, and for-profit in HIV/AIDS, microfinance, social enterprise, women’s empowerment, and horticulture. She speaks Spanish & Russian, loves reading, and loves connecting with people across diverse backgrounds.

Phoebe Hardefeldt, Vice-Chair   Phoebe is an international development expert with ten years experience in government, the United Nations and the NGO sector tackling complex aid and climate problems and driving effective aid programming. Areas of expertise include aid program design, monitoring and evaluation; providing analysis and strategic advice on international aid, foreign policy and climate change policy issues; portfolio and budget strategy, and negotiating in multilateral forums.

Phoebe Hardefeldt, Vice-Chair

Phoebe is an international development expert with ten years experience in government, the United Nations and the NGO sector tackling complex aid and climate problems and driving effective aid programming. Areas of expertise include aid program design, monitoring and evaluation; providing analysis and strategic advice on international aid, foreign policy and climate change policy issues; portfolio and budget strategy, and negotiating in multilateral forums.

David Chau, Business Engagement Co-Chair   David is passionate about international development and seeing aid being delivered effectively to those in need. Trained as an engineer, David is now a management consultant. His areas of focus include strategy development and project and programme management.

David Chau, Business Engagement Co-Chair

David is passionate about international development and seeing aid being delivered effectively to those in need. Trained as an engineer, David is now a management consultant. His areas of focus include strategy development and project and programme management.

Jade Jackson, Membership Co-Chair   Jade studied Educational Psychology and Social Policy as an undergrad student, in the hope of understanding a little bit about how social change happens. She is currently still learning by working in the INGO world, and has previously interned for the NZ Government Aid Programme. Her interests include transparency in supply chains and exploring how all business can adopt ethical and sustainable practices. Otherwise found nerding out on sci-fi or dancing to reggaeton.

Jade Jackson, Membership Co-Chair

Jade studied Educational Psychology and Social Policy as an undergrad student, in the hope of understanding a little bit about how social change happens. She is currently still learning by working in the INGO world, and has previously interned for the NZ Government Aid Programme. Her interests include transparency in supply chains and exploring how all business can adopt ethical and sustainable practices. Otherwise found nerding out on sci-fi or dancing to reggaeton.


Allison Dworschak, Treasurer   Allison is a humanitarian response and organizational development professional with ten years of experience working in the public and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about supporting good people to do great work that is inclusive, dignified and creates measurable and lasting change for communities. Areas of expertise include organizational development, emergency response, cash transfer programs and market-based approaches, energy access, and tech for development. She is also always keen on local food recommendations, or a good hike.

Allison Dworschak, Treasurer

Allison is a humanitarian response and organizational development professional with ten years of experience working in the public and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about supporting good people to do great work that is inclusive, dignified and creates measurable and lasting change for communities. Areas of expertise include organizational development, emergency response, cash transfer programs and market-based approaches, energy access, and tech for development. She is also always keen on local food recommendations, or a good hike.

Amy Lee, Communications & Awareness C0-Chair   Amy is registering as a pharmacist and aspires to contribute to international development particularly in the healthcare sector. She is passionate about helping others, promoting equality and improving social outcomes. Her areas of interest include social enterprise, non-for-profit organisations, alleviation of global health problems and building sustainable solutions through innovative business approaches.  She loves a good game of indoor netball, outdoor photography and meeting other passionate individuals.

Amy Lee, Communications & Awareness C0-Chair

Amy is registering as a pharmacist and aspires to contribute to international development particularly in the healthcare sector. She is passionate about helping others, promoting equality and improving social outcomes. Her areas of interest include social enterprise, non-for-profit organisations, alleviation of global health problems and building sustainable solutions through innovative business approaches.

She loves a good game of indoor netball, outdoor photography and meeting other passionate individuals.

Current Openings:

IDYP Māori Engagement Chair

IDYP Events Co- Chair

IDYP Event Photographer

Please send through your resume/CV and tell us what interests you in this role and international development.

Applications will only be accepted if submitted to: idyp.nz@gmail.com

 

Strategic documents

IDYP is committed to operating with transparency and accountability. This page provides our key operational documents. If you would like any further information or have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

We are currently in the process of applying to be a NZ Registered Charity.

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IDYP DRAFT Rules

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IDYP Strategic PLan

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CID Code Of CONDUCT

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CID MEMBER WELCOME


Monitoring & Evaluation

IDYP sets targets against the objectives outlined in our strategic plan. We assess our progress against some targets on an ongoing basis and others on an annual basis, depending on what’s most appropriate.

Stay tuned for a report on performance across the whole strategic plan at the end of our first full year of operations. In the meantime we’re proud of our achievements over the first six months.


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Complaints Handling

Submit a complaint to IDYP.

IDYP voluntarily participates in the CID Complaints Handling Process, which offers an independent mechanism to address concerns relating to the conduct of CID members. Please read through the IDYP Complaints Policy here.

The complaint will be acknowledged within 7 days, and the responsible board member will strive to resolve minor complaints within one week, though please be aware we are all volunteers.

You may also make a complaint directly to CID, and a complaint may be made by any member of the public, another signatory organisation to the Code or any other body. The CID Code of Conduct Committee is responsible for investigating complaints.

The IDYP & CID complaints processes are governed by the following principles:

  • Awareness and accessibility for stakeholders

  • Independence of the complaints process

  • Fairness

  • Transparency

  • Confidentiality

  • Efficiency

Submit a complaint to IDYP.