Grassroot Initiative for Sustainable Development

(GISDEV)

Building inclusive, sustainable communities and the environment for all.

Our Vision

We envision a society in which all children, women, girls and disadvantaged women have access to the opportunities and resources they need to build inclusive, sustainable communities and the environment.

Our Mission

Our mission at GISDEV is to take all initiatives that enables young people, children,  vulnerable women and girls including persons with disabilities overcome barriers that prevent them from realizing their full potentials and thrive.

Our Values

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Our Programs

Environment

GISDEV promotes initiatives that combat Climate Change and its impacts. We work to foster initiatives that contribute to climate justice such as Climate Change mitigation/resilience, biodiversity conservation/restoration, access to clean energy and climate education.

Agriculture

GISDEV’s agricultural program aims to promote regenerative agriculture and agroforestry production methods, Innovations that promote efficient water and energy usage, Integrated Pest Management Technology and access to quality farm inputs.

Gender and Social Inclusion

We design gender sensitive programs which aim to promote gender equality, the protection and empowerment of women and girls including disadvantaged groups in all aspects of life.

Women and Youth Empowerment

 This program seeks to improve women and youth employability through the provision of quality vocational training and life-skill development and livelihood initiatives.

Health

This program aims to ensure healthy living and promote well-being for people at all ages. The organization implements preventive and responsive strategies to improve the health situation of vulnerable population.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

This core GISDEV program aims to enhance sustainable access to safe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene knowledge and amenities within vulnerable communities.

Climate Education for Children

We implement initiatives which supports vulnerable children and young people with the resources that they need to promote environmental conservation, contributing to addressing Climate Change at local levels.

About GISDEV

Grassroot Initiative for Sustainable Development (GISDEV) is a Voluntary, nongovernmental, Apolitical, Non-profit Development organisation with headquarters in Bamenda, Cameroon. GISDEV was founded early 2017 and registered on the 10th of October 2018 with registration number 86/E.29/1111/VOL.8/ALPAS in conformity with law No 90/053 of 19th December 1990.

Our Awards

The Executive Director has received the Youth4Climate Award, which is an initiative co-led by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Rome Center and the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security, Italy. This was awarded during the Youth4Climate: Sparking Solutions Event held in Rome, Italy in October, 2023. This award includes financial support and an opportunity for capacity building.

Our Partners

Our Core Values

Accountability

We foster an environment of trust throughout all organizational programs by being transparent, open and honest. We hold ourselves responsible for what we do and the impacts we create on others and the environment and ensure the satisfaction of all.

Equality and Inclusiveness

We strive to create a fair environment for all. We aim for a society in which all children, women, girls and disadvantaged women have access to the opportunities and resources they need to build inclusive, sustainable communities and the environment.

Collaboration and Shared Purpose

We promote collaborative partnership towards the achievement of sustainable development within the communities where we work. Our works are community led and asset-based and includes community members at all phases of the program cycles.

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