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Who We Are

Centre for Enterprise Development and Innovation (CEDI) is a national non-profit organization regis Education, Enterprise Development and Environmental Protection, and is currently active in 4 regions of Kenya; Nairobi, Nyanza, Western and Coast. Our programs primarily target underprivileged children, women and the youth. We have our sights set on alleviating poverty among marginalized communities in Kenya through education, social protection and safety nets, innovation, and enterprise development

Thematic Areas

Livelihoods Support

Promote the achievement of sustainable Livelihoods through capacity building & Vocational skills, and mentorship programmes Targeting the youth and women amongst Marginalized communities.

Education Program

Development of childhood and Youth interventions In the community, private and public primary schools, senior schools and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions. Initiatives include imparting financial capability and entrepreneurial skills, and promotion of inclusive Education and Child safeguarding

Enterprise Development and Innovation

CEDI in collaboration with experts from various fields, seasoned trainers and experienced entrepreneurs, offers several business development services targeting youth and women led Micro Small and Medium Enterprises. These include entrepreneurship and business plan development, business coaching and mentorship, tax consultancy and training, feasibility studies, linkages to financial services and markets.

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Training of youth support groups, CBOs and children through the formation of environmental protection and conservation Clubs in schools and the community. We promote tree planting activities and conduct community education and advocacy on solid waste management and fighting climate change. CEDI plans to open a green hub n Kibera in 2020 which shall be a learning center for tree growers, students and environmentalists.

Previous Activities

News & Events

Business Development Services

  • Capacity building & training on entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Financial linkages
  • Market Linkages
  • Tax Clinics for Micro and Small Enterprises
  • Business strategy and planning clinics for Micro and Small Enterprises
  • Technology transfer
  • ILO Certified entrepreneurship training programs (GET Ahead, SIYB).
  • Gender mainstreaming training.
  • Organizational Strategic plan development.
  • Mentorship & Coaching programs.
  • Human Resources Management Solutions.
  • Financial Management & Book Keeping.
  • Conducting business feasibility studies.
  • Business plan development training.

Our Impact as at Dec 6th 2020:

Through the support of our generous partners, committed team and dedicated community collaborators. Since 2016, Our interventions have and continue to improve livelihoods, provide social safety nets, and alleviate poverty among communities we work with. Some of our key achievements include;

  • Development of an internationally accredited and child friendly financial capability curriculum for early childhood learning and young people.
  • Inculcation of financial capability and entrepreneurial mindset to 4,031 children (9 – 15 years old) in 4 public schools.
  • Development of 4 social enterprises in 4 public schools, meeting demand of essential goods for the school and neighbouring communities in rural parts of Western Kenya.
  • Training of 168 Teachers and Headteachers, and 1,192 parents on child friendly schools, financial capabilities and child safeguarding at home and school in Western Kenya.
  • 12 youth groups (of young people aged between 17 and 28) registered as self-help groups with relevant authorities.
  • Creation of sustainable dairy farming for 144 smallholder women farmers in rural parts of Eastern Kenya.
  • Supported 13 youth and women welfare groups access finance and procurement opportunities from Youth Enterprise Fund, and county governments of Siaya, Homa Bay and Kisumu counties.
  • Creation and sustenance of 27 community-based enterprises for young people in urban slums in Western Kenya.
  • Supported the reenrolment and admission of 22 males and 16 females into TVETs institutions to pursue and strengthen skilling in various technical and vocational programmes.
  • Supported the placement of 146 young people into apprenticeship and paid employment with different organizations and companies in the country.

We equally owe our success to the strong partnerships and alliances with various key government departments, private and local civil society who share in our common interests and work.

Our Partners

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