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Centre for Youth and Development

Mzuzu, Malawi
Joined August 2017

Centre for Youth and Development (CYD) is a local child, youth and women focused development organization with a mission of facilitating positive and sustainable change



Presence in: Malawi
Focus: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights

Centre for Youth and Development (CYD) is a local child, youth and women focused development organization, which was established in the year 2012 and was registered in 2013 as a company limited by guarantee registration number 13291 to facilitate positive and sustainable change for children, youth and women in Malawi. CYD is growing and evolving into an efficient and effective Non-Governmental Development Organization in Malawi.

The Vision of Centre for Youth and Development is a society which allows every marginalized person to grow and develop to their full potential. The Mission of CYD is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized persons, their families, communities and work/collaborate with the government to provide them with the best environment for sustainable development

“The Centre for Youth and Development (CYD) facilitates the development projects through partnering with community organizations, youth organizations, schools, policy makers, funders, and others to create programs and advocate for policies that encourage and enable positive and sustainable development.

Centre for Youth and Development has developed an impressive project management profile in managing grant funded and self-financed projects in thematic areas of Education; Health, water and sanitation; Food, nutrition and Income Security; Democracy and Governance; Environment and Climate Change Management; and ICT for Development.

Currently Centre for Youth and Development is implementing development projects in Mzimba, Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi and Nkhatabay, Mzuzu, Kasungu, Dowa, Lilongwe, Zomba, Mangochi and Machinga districts.

People Associated With This Organization

James Gondwe

Malawi  
Centre for Youth and Development
Joined August 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
James is the founder and Executive Director of Centre for Youth and Development

He is responsible for overall strategic direction, oversight and management of the Centre for Youth and Development. He is also involved in the scoping of new projects, and resource Mobilization.

Previously James has worked with International and Local NGOs in Malawi and the Government's department of Community Development in Malawi.

He is a seasoned Development Specialist with over 10 years of practical experience managing Community Development programs.

Am interested in joining the network to have access to resources that will help centre for youth and development design a community paralegal programme around child and women's rights relating to violence, wills and inheritance and land rights.

Rene Orock Nforgwei

Cameroon  
Centre for Youth and Development (Unverified)
Joined April 2019
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Women's Rights
I am , Nforgwei Rene Orock, i hold a masters degree in human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law from the University of Dschang. I am the President of Greener Pastures Foundation. I have experience in the domain of disability rights, gender equality, children rights and the empowerment of youths by identifying and promoting their potentials.

Youth Education and Development Association YEDA

Kenya  
Centre for Youth and Development (Unverified)
Joined August 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Education, Women's Rights
Kakuma refugee camp
James Gondwe is the network champion (main point of contact) for Centre for Youth and Development.

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