Civil Society Development Centre (CSDC)

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CSDC provides educational programmes and supports young people in Georgia.

Mission & Vision

Civil Society Development Centre (CSDC) was founded in 2010. The organisation’s mission is to support young people in Georgia and provide educational programmes for vulnerable groups such as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), victims of violence, young people, and other marginalized groups.

 CSDC’s aim is also to defend women’s rights and to increase public awareness of women's rights and gender equality. The organisation encourages women and girls to increase their civic participation through advocacy campaigns and by spreading information about their rights.

 History

CSDC was founded by young professionals and students. The founders of the organisation and its staff have successfully implemented best practices of the non-governmental sector in their project implementation, development, and management. CSDC has been a member of international organisations including Telecentre and the “Eurasian Network” since 2010.

 Target Populations

  • Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
  • Socially and economically vulnerable families
  • Conflict-affected youth
  • Homeless children
  • At-risk women and girls

 Projects Areas

  • Empowering vulnerable families
  • Protection of rights for homeless children
  • Youth civic engagement
  • Women’s leadership and civic participation

 Activities

CSDC has successfully organised the following projects:

  • Empowering vulnerable families in Mtskheta-Tianeti region
  • Securing integration of homeless children into formal schooling
  • Social media training for young IDP women in four regions of Georgia
  • Social media training for youth in the conflict regions of Georgia
  • Leadership, teamwork, and women’s rights training for participants in Young Women’s Club from Abkhazia and Tbilisi
  • Proposal writing and project management trainings for IDP youth from three regions of Georgia
  • Social media training IDP youth
  • Training of trainers for young women in conflict regions of Georgia

 Geographic Range

  • Tbilisi
  • Mtskheta-Tianeti
  • Shida-Kartli
  • Samegrelo
  • Abkhazia

 Donors

  • Austrian Development Agency
  • European Union
  • FRIDA
  • Georgian Association of Social Workers
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Ministry of Education of Georgia
  • Ministry of Labour, Health, and Social Affairs of Georgia
  • National Endowment for Democracy
  • Open Society Georgia Foundation
  • USAID
  • S. Embassy Tbilisi
  • Women’s Fund in Georgia

 Online Resources

More information about CSDC can be found on Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, and our website csdc.ge.


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