Who we are
Communities take ownership of development initiatives and implement the activities by themselves in an integrated approach, whilst utilizing the organizational partnerships created, to promote ground-breaking poverty reduction interventions for sustainable development.
The strategy is to organize identifiable groups in socio-geographical development units (target communities) into “CDDF Branches” which are umbrella community-based organizations also called Community Directed Development Associations (CDDAs) designed to:
- Build bridges between experts and organizations that do not traditionally work well together and create the orderly, structured environment needed to encourage local people to take ownership of development oriented programmes, in all sectors, in order to achieve integration of the activities and ensure sustainability of intervention programmes.
- Encourage local people to harness the potential of the society through mobilization of internal local resources (human, materials and financial) for socio-economic development emphasizing disease control, poverty reduction and income generation activities so as to:
- Recover lost opportunities for African societies as a result of lack of ownership of intervention programmes and infections which lead to drastic reductions of individual productivity, and contributions to countries Gross National Product (GNP) across Africa.
CDDF brings together local and international stakeholders at all levels to work together in partnerships at the community level. The established collaboration and networking works in a way that involves local people as part/ joint owners and promoters of livelihoods improvement and sustainable change.