Centre for Development and Population Activities

aka CEDPA   |   Washington, DC   |  www.cedpa.org
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Mission

CEDPA equips and mobilizes women and girls to achieve gender equality.  Their equality is essential to building stronger families, communities, and societies. We envision a world in which women and girls are able to fulfill their dreams free from the constraints of poverty and inequality and in which their full worth is realized and valued. We work so that women can control more resources and contribute meaningfully in decision making at all levels.

Ruling year info

1976

Principal Officer

Ms. Carol A. Peasley

Main address

1255 23rd Street, NW Suite 300

Washington, DC 20037

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Formerly known as

Centre for Population Activities

EIN

52-1021663

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Women's Rights (R24)

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Girls' Education and Youth Development

CEDPA’s proven approach to development includes girls’ education and youth development programs that expand opportunities for youth to live healthy, productive lives. CEDPA engages parents, local leaders and religious institutions to build support for youth education, and particularly girls’ education. Working with community partners to provide girls with practical, non-formal education, CEDPA’s youth programs build practical life skills and develop leadership abilities to open up a world of opportunities for the future. Complementing our work with girls, CEDPA reaches out to boys providing them with the skills and training necessary to be partners with girls in making gender equality a reality.

CEDPA has developed an integrated and holistic approach to improving the lives of young people and has implemented it successfully in a range of countries and contexts. CEDPA’s Better Life Options and Opportunities Model incorporates life skills training for youth (particularly girls), institutional strengthening of implementing partners, community mobilization, and advocacy at the local level. The Better Life Options and Opportunities Model builds self-confidence and self-esteem in adolescents utilizing a comprehensive, participatory non-formal education and life skills curriculum, Choose a Future! Issues and Options for Adolescent Girls (and Boys). This curriculum began with a reproductive health focus and has grown to include modules on building healthy peer relationships, self-efficacy and self confidence, skills in decision-making and communication, gender-based violence, civic responsibility, and the environment. It was developed for facilitators to actively involve young people in creating their own solutions to situations they encounter at home, in their communities, and at school. The curriculum continues to be adapted as necessary so that it is country or region specific as well as age appropriate.

Currently, CEDPA is implementing several education programs that employ the Better Life Options and Opportunities Model:

· Better Life Options: Empowering Girls and Boys for Future Leadership in Nigeria
 

· Towards a Better Future: Improving Educational and Health Outcomes for Girls in Southern Africa

· Improving Educational and Health Outcomes for Boys in Swaziland and Zambia

· UDAAN: Towards a Better Future (Jharkhand, India) and PAHEL: Towards Empowering Women (Bihar, India)

In each program, considerable attention and resources are devoted to adapting the curriculum to the local environment and to training local NGOs to implement them.

Population(s) Served

Under the broader rubric of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, CEDPA incorporates family planning, safe motherhood, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, as well as advocacy and training. Our programs have reached out to isolated, marginalized communities and have addressed the special health and social needs of women, men and youth. CEDPA has expanded community-level access to family planning information and commodities to ensure informed reproductive health decision making by women and their families. Our community mobilization strategies have empowered organizations to advocate for changes that would better respond to their needs.

 

CEDPA’s current reproductive health and HIV/AIDS projects include

· Family Welfare/Kyautatawa Iyali: Access to Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Nigeria

· Safe Motherhood Project: Increased Momentum for Maternal Mortality Reduction in Nigeria

· Positive Living in Nigeria

· Integrated RCH and Infectious Diseases Initiative for Communities in Oil Field of Rajasthan, India

· Advocating & Ensuring Entitlements under Maternal Health Policies and Programs in India

· Maternal Child Health - Sustainable Technical Assistance and Research in India

· White Ribbon Alliance for Advocacy to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in India and the state of Rajastan

· Catalyzing Political Commitment and Action for Maternal Health from Grassroots to Global Levels: A New Advocacy Model (India, Uganda and Yemen)

· South/Southeast Asia Initiative: Advancing Women’s Leadership in Global AIDS Policymaking (Washington, DC event/workshop)

· Health Policy Initiative

· Health Sector Development Program: Local Government Unit Systems Strengthening, Philippines· Accelerating Efforts to Save Mothers Lives through Task Shifting and Integrated Ambulatory Services in Nigeria (pending)

Population(s) Served

Since its inception in 1975, CEDPA has increased women’s participation in governance through initiatives in civic engagement, advocacy, voting, and governance efforts to improve their quality of life.  CEDPA is dedicated to ensuring women’s greater participation in local, national and global governance so that policies and resources reflect their needs and priorities.  CEDPA’s work has evolved to match the global evidence that empowering women strengthens good governance and is essential for peace and prosperity. 

 

Employing strategies in network-building, social mobilization, advocacy and leadership training, CEDPA partners with communities to register voters, raise women’s voices within peace efforts, mobilize advocates for better public policy and increase women’s political participation. CEDPA builds the leadership of strong women’s groups and other key civil society sector organizations, and provides advocacy skills training that gives women a greater voice in developing the political and economic agendas of their countries and communities.

 

CEDPA's current gender and governance focused projects include

- Nepal: WomenAct Network
              Nepal Government Citizenship Partnership Project

- Kenya: Promoting Gender-Responsive and Inclusive Governance, and Promoting Women's Rights and Empowerment in Post-Conflict and Transitional Environments (League of Women Voters/Kenya and the Caucus for Women's Leadership; Women's Land Tenure Working Group)

Population(s) Served

CEPDA believes women can change the world.  To that end, CEDPA sponsors training workshops to harness the energy and experience of women, men and youth from around the developing world who share our faith in the power of women.

 

CEDPA's global training programs are WomenLead, our flagship training series program; Global Women in Management (GWIM), our longest running training program; Advancing Women's Leadership and Advocacy for HIV/AIDS Action Initiative; and the CEDPA/Seeds of Peace "Women's Leadership for Greater Economic Participation."  

 

For more than 30 years, CEDPA has trained developing-country women - and committed men and young people - to advance international development and change the social and political context that impedes opportunity for women and girls.  CEDPA has trained more than 5,000 women and men from Albania to Zambia.  CEDPA's alumni have gone on to become vice presidents, ministers and parliamentarians in their nations.

Population(s) Served

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Affiliations & memberships

InterAction - Member 2009

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Centre for Development and Population Activities

Board of directors
as of 9/13/2012
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Ann Van Dusen

International Development Expert and Visiting Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Term: Nov 2006 - Dec 2009

Carol Peasley President & CEO

CEDPA

Doris Mason Martin, J.D. Vice Chair

African Development Foundation, General Counsel

Barbara (Barie) Carmichael Secretary

APCO Worldwide, Senior Counselor

Paul Isenman

International Development Consultant

Ann Van Dusen, Ph.D. Chair

International Development Expert and Visiting Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Rita Khanna, Ph.D., J.D.

International Technology Transfer Management, President

Kaval Gulhati Chair Emeritus

CEDPA, Co-Founder; UNNITI Foundation, Founder

John M. Smith, M.D. Treasurer

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Karen McNeil-Miller, Ed.D.

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, President

Kathy Baczko

WASH Advocacy Initiative, Director of Global Partnerships

Susan Tarrence

The Sales Development Company, President and CEO

Nancy LeaMond

AARP State & National Group, Executive Vice President

Zu Mian

Khazanah Nasional, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility

John Pielemeier

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Aparajita Gogoi

Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) India, Executive Director

Kathleen Rowan Non-profit Organization Specialist

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