Who we are
Centre for Peace and Democracy (CPD) is a national non-profit and non-political organization in Somalia that was founded in 2003. As the name suggest, CPD’s original mandate was to solely champion peace, democracy and advance good governance. However, in 2007, the organization expanded its scope to cover humanitarian assistance, poverty reduction through socio-economic development for the communities it serves and supporting the country’s stabilization initiatives.
Reducing extreme poverty in Somalia is a core pillar that defines our existence. Our poverty eradication programs target the ultra poor families (UPF) that are often neglected by the mainstream charities. We deploy comprehensive, time-bound, integrated and sequenced set of interventions that aim to enable the extreme and the ultra poor families (UPF) achieve key milestones towards sustainable livelihoods and socio-economic resilience, in order to progress along a pathway out of extreme poverty. We are a catalyst who challenge the structural causes of the injustice of poverty, and work with partners locally and globally to create opportunities for people living in poverty to realize their full potential.
Building platforms for tolerance, equality and inclusion for the communities we work with, is ingrained in all our Social Development Programs. We are highly sensitive to the particular challenges and needs of the minority and marginalized groups whom we accord special targeting. Our on-ground strategies are built from the context, cultures, knowledge, wisdom, resources, needs, and aspirations of the communities we work with.
Vision: We envisage a poverty-free and sustainably-developed Africa.
Mission: To facilitate evidence-based and participatory approaches to development for sustainable welfare of African communities.