Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI)
Community Integrated Development Initiatives, CIDI was founded in 1996 and registered in 1999 as a legal not-for-profit NGO with the Ministry of Internal Affairs under registration certificate No. 2715 and Reference No. S-5914/2868. It was founded by a team of experienced and competent professionals motivated by the dire need for concerted efforts to fight poverty in Uganda about 60% of whose population is poor and 35% core poor.
CIDI mainly focuses on actions that directly improve on the lives of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized communities in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. CIDI is to continue investing in community empowerment programs that contribute towards poverty reduction through the provision of sustainable integrated technical and material support, in broad areas of sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation, lobbying, health promotion, income generation, water and environmental sanitation, lobbying and advocacy.
CIDI is driven by the following strategic goals:
• Improved access to clean and safe water, hygiene and sanitation services for the target poor communities.
• To improve house hold food security and income generation among the rural poor subsistence households.
• To contribute to increased community awareness and health literacy on accessibility, disease prevention and promotion of healthy lifestyles and productive population.
• To increase the capacity of the disempowered local communities - directly affected by a number of challenges and policies to be their own advocates in bringing about positive change in their lives.See more