YOUNG PEOPLE IN CRISIS

Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative

Life has changed and is still changing. Growing up in the 80s and 90s was terrific, even though we didn’t think so then. Nowadays, I observe my kids and realise that even though we are in different age brackets and ‘seasons’, somehow, even though the difference in our ages aren’t so huge, we will be […]

INCLUSIVE GROWTH

People feel a sense of belonging and accomplishment when they are part of a solution to a problem rather than the problem needing solutions and handouts. GOD created human beings with a distinct purpose and skill to contribute to the development of the community. Everyone has something to contribute. Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development […]

CHILD WELFARE

Child welfare is a continuum of services designed to ensure that children are safe and that families. have the necessary support to care for their children successfully. CIPDI supports and coordinates services to improve the welfare of a child and prevent child abuse and neglect. We are on the ground  during, and after emergencies, working […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Facts and Figures

Center for Innovative and Pragmatic Development Initiative

Globally, 750 million women and girls were married before the age of 18 and at least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have undergone FGM. The rates of girls between 15-19 who are subjected to FGM (female genital mutilation) in the 30 countries where the practice is concentrated have dropped from 1 in […]