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Grassroots Development Support & Rural Enlightenment Initiative -Gdev, Nigeria
Gdev, Nigeria was formally known as Vanguard for Change, Nigeria. It is a non governmental, nonprofit making organization, and a multi-disciplinary organization that seeks to enhance and support constructive engagement between citizens and the government through advocacy and capacity building; strengthens public sector governance system, policy frameworks and monitoring electoral process, while mobilizing resources to solve specific and critical community’s development priority needs.
It was established in December 2004 with 15 members [ 9 male and 6 females], and was registered by Delta State in Government as Vanguard for Change in June, 2012
In August 2017, the organization name was changed from Vanguard for Change to the present Grassroots Development Support & Rural Enlightenment Initiative and consequently applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission [CAC] Abuja for registration with all required documentation and processes concluded.
Our mission is to support communities to be self-empowered for sustainable livelihood through active participation of her citizens in all development process.
Gdev now have 30 members among which 5 are board members, with 3 paid staff and 25 active volunteers.
Specifically, our activities includes:
We are currently working in the 36 states of the Nigeria’s federation and Abuja.
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