We are building and developing strategic relationships, collaborations and  processes with the specific purpose of working with women groups, youth groups, men groups, schools, faith groups, and town unions, community organizations, special interest groups, Governmental agencies to identify and address issues affecting the overall well-being of the individual community.

Our strategic goal is to utilize this powerful vehicle to bring about environmental, social, economic, and behavioral changes that will improve the health and political landscape of the community and its members. This community engagement will build partnerships, and coalitions that will help sensitize, reorient the people and mobilize resources that will help influence the systems and serve as catalyst for changing policies, programs and practices.

Our major focus is on community building and Community Developing, though we may adopt some element of community organizing to build participation; we want to focus more on Leadership and Expertise. Yes we will like to set the agenda for the community but we have discovered that it is better for the community to plan their own agenda from within them. The community should build and strengthen its structure internally through strategic collaboration and partnership. We encourage citizen engagement in the democratic process and involvement in policy making and governance.

Our 3 prong approach. Facilitation ( Sensitization, reorientation, mobilization, Capacity building (Seminars, workshops, colloquium)  and Empowerment (Leadership Training, Apprenticeship, microfinance)

Every year, droughts, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters affect approximately 100 million people and cause more than $100 billion dollars in economic damage. Today, 78 million people across 45 countries are in need of emergency food assistance. And authoritarian leaders still govern nearly 50 countries, while the same number of countries are affected by conflict or potential instability.

When a natural disaster or conflict destroys cities, homes and markets, or when hunger and disease threaten to spread, people caught in the middle are simply looking to survive. Helping them is at the core of what CIPDI does every day, all around the world. As hunger and conflict fuel one another, the recent proliferation of conflicts has reversed several decades of progress fighting global hunger. Today, people living in conflict-stricken areas make up 60 percent of the world’s 815 million chronically hungry. They are more than twice as likely to be undernourished than those living in countries at peace.

Roughly 80 percent of current humanitarian assistance is aiding people affected by violence and conflict, with the vast majority of this aid spent on protracted crises. Nearly 60 million people, half of them children, have been forced from their homes due to conflict and violence. These crises often spread across borders, and state failure can breed chaos and allow transnational crime and terrorism to flourish. In fact, due to the devastating impact of conflict and fragility on development outcomes, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development elevated peace as a cross-cutting issue and adopted Goal 16 which seeks to promote peace, justice and inclusive societies.​

Crisis both Natural and man made has adverse affects on people, community, environment especially children and women;what ever that can be done to alleviate the suffering  on the individuals goes a long way to recovery. CIPDI through our team of Partners and Volunteers provide necessary relief materials like water, foods, blankets, toiletries, hygiene products to the people and community impacted by the disaster. 

CIPDI works with partners to provide life-saving food assistance to vulnerable populations and reduce hunger and malnutrition so that all people at all times have adequate, safe and nutritious food for healthy and productive lives. We are committed to contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals,  to end extreme poverty, and hunger and promote resilient, democratic societies.

  • Provide access to life-saving food to those in greatest need in an impartial manner, without bias or prejudice.
  • Strengthen Food for Peace’s commitment to tackle food insecurity from a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact.
  • Support household, community and institutional capacities that contribute to resilience and reduce the need for  food assistance.
  • Contribute directly to the vision, goal and objectives of Food security to combat global hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

Conflict not only takes human lives, destroys communities and erodes development gains, but also leaves a legacy of fear, hostility, and trauma. Without effective, inclusive peace and reconciliation processes, countries are likely to revert back to violence.

We seek to strengthen moderate voices and rebuild ties between divided communities.  For example:

  •  through “people-to-people” reconciliation programs and activities which bring together individuals of different ethnic, religious or political backgrounds from areas of civil conflict and war. These programs provide opportunities for adversaries to address issues, reconcile differences, promote greater understanding and mutual trust and work on common goals with regard to potential, ongoing, or recent conflict.
  • CIPDI trains people in the skills necessary to integrate a peace-building approach into conflict-affected environments.  Due to the unique nature of every conflict, reconciliation programs must be contextually designed based on the country’s circumstances. 
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