Since its registration, CCDD has facilitated several initiatives in the North Rift region and seeks to continue to impart positive change to people in both rural and urban settings. Over the last 3 years it has often been the lead organization for the highly effective Nandi County Civil Society Network.
MISSION AND VISION
CCDD’s Mission and Vision is to promote development – in its broadest meaning - and create a safer future for the world by working with local communities so as to identify their societal problems… with our vision being to play a pivotal role in facilitating, designing, and implementing development related projects.
ACHIEVEMENTS include drawing and serving Petitions to the Executive, Assembly and Senate (2), involving national agencies and organs in Nandi County affairs; pressurising Nandi Government into publishing an Annual Development Plan, establishing an office and presence in Kapsabet, and promoting cross-border peace groups in conflict areas.
CCDD’s vision can be summarised as Five Pillars.
First, anything that advances Peace where peace is more than the mere absence of war. Previous activities include the supply of televisions in rural areas as part of a citizen sensitization programme, particularly designed to allay rural fears about the ICC cases. More recently, after conducting careful dialogic forums, CCDD has maintained an active and continuous presence in the Borderlands between Kisumu and Nandi Counties, encouraging consistent local networking and cross-border activities, particularly among the Youth.
Secondly; Governance. CCDD has sought to carry out civic education in Nandi County through the Nandi County Civil Society Network which it helped to create, thus attempting to fill the gap left by the County. Further, since Devolution CCDD has closely monitored and reported on County Government’s financial maladministration, sharing information with national agencies and has partnered with other organizations on transparency and accountability.
Thirdly; Environmental management.
This is a new initiative for CCDD, but it brings its expertise with networking to several local and national stakeholders who work in and on the Kingwal water catchment area, but who have no experience in collaborative approaches.
Fourthly, Research. CCDD ‘s experience in conducting dialogic forums and distilling the
raised issues into actionable findings demonstrates its ability to conduct qualitative
As usual it can call upon personnel through its extensive network to conduct such work
Fifthly, and once again deploying its principal strength, CCDD offers Consultancy
services in any area of local endeavour, not limited to the activities within the above
- Develop teamwork as a principle, and as a principal aim while fulfilling other core objectives
- Liaise, collaborate and establish networks with other NGOs, CSOs, CBOs and local groups
- Empower communities to keep and build peace and manage local projects
- Empower communities by developing income generating activities
- Sensitize communities on governance and environmental issues
- Empower the poor and marginalised and promote positive change in the treatment of gender issues
The organisation has a nine member Board of Directors that formulates policies and programmes. A programme manager, answerable to the Board of Directors undertakes the day-day management of the organization assisted by officers who are specialized in various fields. This team forms the organizations secretariat that initiates, plans, designs and coordinates the implementation of all programs. This team is also the intermediary between the Board, Development partners and the project beneficiaries.
The secretariat’s office is now at Namgoi in Kapsabet.
CCDD can call upon many associate consultants to handle project assignments including backstopping, as need arises. These assignments include; project identification, feasibility studies, surveys, project preparation and project appraisals. Others are impact assessment and Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation.
We believe in involving the client beneficiaries in all our activities from planning to implementation of projects. We also involve the beneficiaries in setting out the project performance indicators to empower them in monitoring and evaluation. We believe this is important in ensuring ownership of the projects by those concerned and hence ensuring sustainability long after the project is completed. This is also because we do not have all answers to problems indeed the beneficiaries understand their problems more than we do. We only guide them to identify these problems and help bring about the solutions to these problems. Our approach is participatory and bottom-up.