Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI) is a youth-focused nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that advances good governance, democratic rights, public policy, and public engagement. We do this by building informed and active citizens through capacity development, advancing public policies, data-driven advocacy, and reforms that give a more supportive environment for citizen-led development.
Since March 2014, KDI has worked hand-in-hand with local and international bodies to promote peaceful elections and active citizen engagement in democratic processes and reforms. KDI has administrative structures and partners in all the 36 states of Nigeria.
Our Mission: To inspire citizen-led democratic development that is anchored on the principles of participation, data-driven advocacy, strong democratic institutions, and public policies.
KDI believes that democratic governance is one of the keys to development. Good governance is a result of effective and strong democratic institutions. KDI views the development of these institutions as a critical component of its mission. It is through improved governance that the benefits of democratic development most directly impact the lives of citizens.
The rising Insecurity and instability in Nigeria have continued to remain a daunting challenge. With the understanding that there can be no sustainable development without peace, KDI believes her programs and initiatives can bring innovative peacebuilding interventions. Ultimately resulting in tranquility.
Youth development represents one of our core focus. We believe that the youth in any society is the engine of growth and development; they are the critical masses of people whose action and inaction can develop or destroy the hegemonies/fabrics of their society. Young people can be relevant even if they double their age. A youth of 25years old today, if the age is doubled or multiplied by 2 will still be relevant to the nation at 50 years old. Our youth program targets female and male youth, youth with disabilities, rural youth, out-of-school youth, unemployed youth, youth in conflict, illiterate youth, and youth in diaspora.
“Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.” –Kofi Annan.
KDI uses in-depth research, capacity development, and public policy advocacy with a bottom-up and holistic approach, which focuses on individual attitudinal change amongst citizens and systematic change in policy and practice towards a more supportive environment for citizen-led development.
We support government and policymakers to engage citizens in the decisions that affect them. Also, we build the capacity of other organizations to work more effectively with and for young people.
The Institute for Social Change is embedded in the Department of Socio-economics, which has a established focus on issues of sustainability in its teaching programmes.
Indeed, the Department hosts a number of Chairs and Institutes specialising on particular aspects of sustainability.
What is being considered as sustainable, where societal perceptions of unsustainability emerge
Sustainability is an idea and project that is based on determined and socially negotiated values which keep societal development proceeds.