Center for Initiative and Development (CFID)
Goal: To be a community driven, people oriented organization that provides quality interventions in line with best practices and National guidelines, suitable and adapted to meet the needs of target groups/populations.
Vision: A society where people, communities and affected populations are empowered, well informed and involved in their development.
Mission: To promote access to quality social and health care intervention services, engaging and empowering communities to address challenges of sustainable development and health outcomes
Capacity Building, Health, Humanitarian/Emergency Response, Lab or Field Testing, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research
Technologies & Fuels
Electricity, Ethanol / Alcohol, Solar
Clean Cooking Activities
Our interest in promoting cleanstoves in all the communities we work was as a result of the catastrophic consequences of loss of lives and properties experienced in 3 communities were we work recently. Three families of 5 each was wiped off due to a fire-outbreak from a fire-wood in their kitchen that burnt down the entire houses and 9 other adjoining homes, who were lucky to escape with their lives.
We have also experienced in the course or our work the hazardous effect of smoke on the eyes and health of our target groups, especially children, women and the elderly, adding additional health challenges to families and individuals, and increasing families or household’s health budget costs.
Our host state Taraba is considered a low income state in Nigeria, with over 55% of the population living in urban slums, with very limited access to quality health care services. Our interventions have shown the need to integrate environmentally friendly services such as advocacy and community mobilization initiatives for cleanstoves and or fuels as measures to improve health outcomes and improve livelihood of our host communities, which contributes to a healthier environment for all and reduce the increasing rate of deforestation activities.
We would gladly love to partner to initiate community based advocacy, mobilization and peer education to promote the use of cleanstoves in all target communities we work in, in Taraba state.
CFID has very strong grassroots contacts and structures in all 16 local council areas of Taraba and in 10 local council areas of Adamawa state. We work with different women groups, such as National Council of Women’s Societies, Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations, other Youth and women cultural groups, Men’s associations and religious/traditional institutions across the two states of Taraba and Adamawa. In partnership we could leverage our strong community network with CBOs and the groups to engage population groups, and families to promote cleanstoves usage.
CFID would bring on the table our strong human resource base of committed and motivated staff and volunteers and strong systems in finance, admin, program and monitoring and learning to deliver quality interventions in all target communities.
We would contribute our strong human resources, community experience in Taraba and Adamawa states, some office space and in leveraging community structures and resources towards delivering sustainable interventions. We would also gladly provide cost share in human resources when the need arises.
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
Behind Government House Clinic
Jalingo, Taraba State/North-east, Nigeria/Africa 660212
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Danjuma Adda
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +234 8038158558
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mrs. Rijimra Ande
Title: Senior Program Officer
Phone: +234 7069479481Request an Edit to This Profile