• Address : Km4, Mogadishu Somalia
  • Working : Saturday - Thursday, 9:am - 5:pm

Center for Education and Development (CED) is a Non-Governmental, Non- Profit, Non-Political and Humanitarian Relief and Development Organization founded in 1992 in Mogadishu after the collapse of the Somali regime with the support of local communities using the participatory approach to respond to the impacts of abject famine, man-made and natural disasters through humanitarian aid, advance-ment of education, empowerment of communities, protection of most vulnerable groups through rights based approaches interventions and other sustainable programs and projects.
Since inception CED has been targeting vulnerable communities in Somalia among them, women, children and the youth who form 70% of the Somalia population.
Our work is dominated in 5 Somali regions in Somalia namely; Banadir( Mogadishu), Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Galgadud and Mudug Regions affected by civil war, droughts, floods and tsunami for over two decades.
With this regard, we have notably proved our capacity in improving the lives of communities through 83 projects for the past decade impacting over 4.2 million people. This would not see the light of day without the able leadership of the board, the executive director, committed staff, our donors and partners whom we cooperatively and actively work with.
CED participated in Oxfam’s institutional capacity building for Somali civil society-SOCCES in 2003-2004 where the development and adoption of operational manuals that includes ;
management, finance, procurement, personnel, governance, human resource, sustainability and external relations was achieved.
In 2007; CED was one of the few organizations selected to take part in the Oxfam’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Action (EPARA), while, from 2009 to 2011, the organization has received a series of Oxfam Gender mainstreaming and leadership trajectory trainings. In addition, the organization has also received further capacity building for local NGOs training from various INGOs, umbrellas and networks that further improved its capacity to implement diverse projects in an accountable and transparent manner.
Our main office is based in the Somali capital Mogadishu. We also have field offices in Afgoi (lower Shabelle), Jowher (Middle Shabelle) , Galad and Eldheer (Galgaduud). For liaison and coordination purposes, CED has an office in Nairobi, Kenya established in 2010 along Denis Pritt Road off Woodlands Road Estate House Area, Woodland trails apartments, house 6, Hurlingham.