Our History

Center for Community Empowerment and Sustainable Development (CESDEV) was established in 2012 and began its operations in 2013, the strategic focus was simply to harness existing local resources in fostering sustainable partnerships for economic and social development. This approach was centered on CESDEV’s definition of communities; ‘People who can work together’ and believe that PEOPLE are the energy we seek to harness; and the PURPOSE of transforming communities can be achieved through PARTNERSHIP that evolves a shared commitment to a sustainable future.

We started with a mission of ‘locating local specific solutions’ to community challenges, now we have further defined this mission to create a more definite frame work for our future. Hence, our vision and mission statements have been redefined to capture our future plans thus: