Community Development Resource Association (CDRA)


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersSouth Africa
  • Founded1987
The Community Development Resource Association is a non-governmental African organisational advancing conscious and continuous learning about development processes and art of intervention. They aim to help bring about and support authentic and coherent development practice amongst people, organisations and institutions working towards those forms of social transformation that most benefit the poor and marginalised. The organization does this through organisational interventions, training, accompanied learning and collaborative explorations. Out of active reflection on the experience, and through writing and disseminating, they share the insights and lessons gained, seeking to impact on wider development thinking and processes. The work strives towards a just and civil society; a society in which more people have access to resources and power over choices. The work is underpinned and informed by a commitment to enabling individuals, organisations and institutions to challenge socially restricting paradigms and practices. They strive to bring to birth new consciousness, creativity and strength in themselves, and in those with whom they work, thus facilitating the collective development towards a more human, purposeful and conscious future. They are committed to accompanying these individuals, organisations and institutions through their crises of growth and development towards healthy interdependence.

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Company Offices
  • South Africa (headquarters)
  • Cape Town
  • 52/54 Francis Street Woodstock