Centre for Development and Population Activities Reviews
There are now more than 5400 alumni of CEDPA's training and other programs in more than 100 countries (including the US). These alumni are now working at the community and national level to make a profound difference for women and children in their country, and to a person they tell us that they wouldn't be where they are without the leadership training CEDPA provided them. There are, in addition, tens of thousands of adolescent girls and boys who are leading safer and healthier lives as a result of CEDPA's unique BETTER LIFE OPTIONS programs, which have been implemented in Africa and South Asia. In terms of value for money, CEDPA is in a class by itself.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have seen the impact of CEDPA's work through participating in training programs held in DC and in meetings with women leaders around the world. CEDPA is much better known outside the US, where in almost any poorer country you can name, CEDPA is known for its quality leadership training and its commitment to women. In an international environment where women-focused organizations come and go, CEDPA has remarkable and somewhat unique staying power.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would build CEDPA's endowment so that it could reach even more adolescents and women, with less dependence on grant funding.
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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
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How did you learn about this organization?
I have known of this organization since its founding 35 years ago.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Building its unrestricted reserves so that it can provide more women with leadership training and more adolescents with information and training about healthy life options.
What is its top priority in the long run?
Improving women's health care and economic independence around the world
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?