Who We Are

Centre for Knowledge and Development (CKD), is a not-for-profit, knowledge driven, community focused, partnership-building, forward-thinking organisation. We relentlessly pursue building the agency of women, adolescents and children by providing equitable access to health, nutrition, education and 21st century skills, livelihood and employability. With a commitment to leave no one behind, our key principles of diversity, equity and inclusion drive all our goals.

Genesis

Centre for Knowledge & Development (CKD) is a not-for-profit organisation, with a singular focus on women, adolescents and children. To address the developmental problems related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), CKD sustains its efforts across health, nutrition, education and 21st century skills, livelihood and employability.

CKD was incubated in 2013 by IPE Global Limited, an international development organisation with a track record of implementing multi-sectoral, large-scale, and high-impact development projects across continents. CKD leverages IPE Global's 20+ years of experience and knowledge for maximum impact.

CKD is mission-driven to co-create sustainable, cross-disciplinary solutions that are effective and scalable.

Our Values

Collaboration

Co-creating solutions with like-minded partners and communities to achieve sustainable transformation in the lives of women and girls at scale.

Learning

Learn from our work, partners and communities and apply learning as means of fostering innovation and experimentation.

Passion

Optimistic about what communities can do and seek excellence in the realisation of transformative change towards an equitable world.

Integrity

Non-partisan and respect differences, understand them and channelise our efforts in ensuring allegiance to the Mission and Vision.

Innovation

Propel technology for good, design solutions to promote innovation at scale, and stimulate creativity to think beyond the obvious.

Perseverance

See an opportunity to learn from obstacles and strive for results with resilience.

Vision

Creating a world imbued with values of diversity, equity and inclusivity where women, adolescents and children realise their full potential.

Mission

Empower women, adolescents, and children to get equitable access to health and nutrition, 21st century skills and education, equal employment opportunities.

Goal

Create an alliance of engendered and mission-aligned partners to support 20 million women and girls to realise their full potential by 2040.