Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI)
A new model for university-led development
|Address:||CUSU, Old Examination Hall, Free School Lane, Cambridge|
|Membership type:||Cambridge University Department|
CDI is the first student development consultancy. We believe that students' unique contribution to overseas development lies not in building wells or classrooms but in creating franchises and ecosystems that allow ambitious local leaders to take action themselves. Concretely, this means that we build up networks of experts and suppliers, contribute capital through microfinance schemes and provide training in a range of relevant skills. Our volunteers will offer these services to community leaders in the informal settlements of Dar es Salaam.
The Right Honourable Lord Alton of Liverpool has agreed to assume the position of honorary patron heading our expanding CDI Advisory Board.
21 May 2013Read in full
Omidyar Network, the philantropic organisation of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, have released what has to be the most in-depth study of African entrepreneurship to-date.
30 April 2013Read in full
Following talks with Director Tim Ndezi, the Centre for Community Initiatives (CCI) Tanzania has agreed to host the Cambridge Development Initiative in Dar es Salaam.
4 March 2013Read in full