WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE AND PRAGMATIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (CIPDI) recognizes the critical role of women’s economic empowerment in achieving prosperity and peace, “Societies that empower women to participate fully in civic and economic life are more prosperous and peaceful.”  Women make up half the human population — and can act as key drivers of global growth […]

ENDING GENDER INEQUALITY

Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative

Our goal here is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Around the world nearly 98 million girls are not in school. Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime. In the developing world, 1 in 7 girls is married before her 15th birthday, with some child brides as […]

MICRO-ENTERPRISE

Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative

Ensuring economic growth is broad based and reduces poverty has become a fundamental development challenge.  In many countries, poor people cannot fully participate in, or enjoy the benefits of, economic growth. The poor , particularly poor women, in the developing world often lack access to safe places to keep their savings.  They cannot obtain credit […]

CIPDI’S POSITION ON GOOD GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Good governance, Democracy and Human Rights at all levels are fundamental to economic growth, political stability, human capital development, peace and security. A country cannot be truly democratic, until its citizens have the opportunity to choose their representatives, through free and fair elections. Critical development efforts cannot succeed, without a legitimate and democratically elected government, that […]

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative

Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime. In the developing world, 1 in 7 girls is married before her 15th birthday. And between 1998 and 2008 alone, sexual violence against men was noted in reports on 25 conflict-affected countries. Gender-based violence threatens lives, halts progress, and undermines societies. It is […]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ADDRESS

CIPDI, celebrates women all over the world today March 8, 2020(International Day of Women) a day set aside to honor women all over the world. Women are integral part of our communities, societies, and nations and we must do more in according them the honor and respect they deserve. We acknowledge the vital roles women […]

WAR AGAINST POVERTY

Poverty is a state of lacking the means and support to afford the basic necessities of life, food, shelter and clothing. One in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than […]

OPEN LETTER TO THE 9TH SENATE

November 28th, 2019 All Protocols observed Dear Honorable Senators, BEFORE YOU PASS THE PROPOSED HATE SPEECH BILL We are writing regarding the recent proposed Hate Speech Bill. The Senate seems to have abandoned issues that affect the economic, social, and political well being of our beloved nation, to pursue after matters of less importance. You […]

OPEN LETTER TO ALL THE STATE GOVERNORS IN NIGERIA

October 17, 2019 Your Excellencies, Open letter to all the State Governors in Nigeria We, Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative (CIPDI), In light of the tragic incident, that occurred in Onitsha yesterday October 16, 2019, find it necessary to pen this letter to all the state Executive Governors in Nigeria. We send our […]

Investing in the Future

Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative

Thanks to the transformative power of new technologies, young people are putting their talents to use in the field of development to drive real change–both at home and abroad. At 1.5 billion, today’s global youth generation is the largest in history and ARISE INTERNATIONAL understands the important role youth play as partners and leaders in […]