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 former Somalia central government to respond to the impacts of abject famine, man-made and natural disasters through humanitarian aid, advancement of education, empowerment of communities, protection of most vulnerable groups through rights based approach interventions and other sustainable programs and projects with the support of local communities using the participatory approaches. Civil unrest, droughts, floods, tsunami, poverty, poor governance, human rights violations and poor access to justice were common and many of these crises situations have been recurrent during the last two decades in the target areas. Since inception CED has been targeting vulnerable communities in Somalia among them, women, children and the youth who form 70% of the Somalia’s population. Our work is dominated in four ( 4) states in the country namely; Banadir( Mogadishu), Hirshabelle, Southwest and Galmudug
We stand with our stakeholders to help affected population overcome these challenges and contribute to improve their living conditions as result. In this regards, CED proved its capacity in improving the lives of affected communities by successfully implementing over 85 projects during past decades impacting over 4.3 million people despite overarching environmental and others problems existing in the target areas. It is also worth noting that such successes would not have been possible without the supports of t all stakeholders for these projects including communality representatives, local administrations, Donors, partners, the leadership of the Board, the executive director, committed staff whom CED cooperatively and actively work with.
CED participated in Oxfam’s institutional capacity building for Somalia civil society-SOCCESS 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 from various INGOs and Donors including Somalia Stability Fund (SSF) and European Union, Umbrellas and Networks that further improved its capacity to implement diverse projects in accountable and transparent manners.
Our main office is based in the Somali capital Mogadishu. We also have field offices in Afgoi (Southwest State), Jowhar (Hirshabelle State) Galad in Eldheer (Galmudug State).