Center for International Study and Development
The Center for International Study and Development provides educational and developmental opportunities to the most vulnerable populations: tribal-nomadic and indigenous peoples around the world. We wish to empower them to improve their lives and their communities, so that one day they may live as educated, healthy, and developed societies within the global community.
Capacity Building, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health
Technologies & Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
Our pilot project, The Black Tents of Balochistan, educates tribal children in Southwestern Pakistan who have never before had access to quality schooling. We started the program with a pilot project in 2011 to establish three tent schools uniquely adapted to the semi-nomadic lifestyle of the Baloch tribes. These schools still teach hundreds of Baloch students. In collaboration with our Pakistani-based partner, Pen Foundation Balochistan, we are working to secure additional operational funding for our schools and expand the program to serve many more tribal children in nearby villages currently on the waiting list.
CISD is currently developing a women's center in Nasserabad in an effort to educate and empower women in rural areas of Balochistan. With the help of our sister organization, Pen Foundation Balochistan, we plan to teach these women how to operate and maintain clean cook stoves. This will greatly improve the health status of their communities as well as give the women the tools they need to achieve economic independence.
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1050 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Hakim Said
Title: Executive Director
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