International Child Development Initiatives
Welcome to the website of International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI). We are a knowledge organization in psychosocial development of children and young people growing up in difficult circumstances. ICDI believes in the power of children and young people, supporting their rights and addressing the underlying causes for the problems they face. We invite you to discover more about our work!
New findings about the well-being of young children in 5 EU countriesJanuary 8, 2019
A study conducted in 5 European countries provides evidence that on average 75% of 5 year-old children are doing well in terms of their social and emotional well-being, while there is reason for concern for a cross-country average...
TOY for Inclusion: Care for children of disadvantaged communitiesDecember 21, 2018
Our project TOY for Inclusion is the gateway to education and care for many children of disadvantaged communities. The project has so far created eight Play Hubs for young children in the EU which have obtained extraordinary resul...
SPOTLIGHT ON: HER CHOICE
Building Child Marriage-free Communities
HER CHOICE is an alliance of four Netherlands-based organisations: Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland, The Hunger Project, International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI) and the University of Amsterdam. These organisations combine their efforts with 27 local partner organisations to combat child marriage in eleven countries. The programme runs from January 2016 to December 2020 and is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
ICDI will be active in 5 countries: Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Make sure you know the names and faces of the children you work for. In the end, that’s what ICDI is all about.
ICDI provided international expertise, networking and training, and as a result many villages in Pakistan are becoming child marriage free.
Saleem Malik, director of BedariLocal partner, Pakistan
All girls are valuable. Their development is the future.
Anke VervoordBoard member of ICDI and director of Vrouwen van Nu, Netherlands
Let’s do it together
To realize our dream of ‘a happy life for all children’ we want and need to work together with others who share our passion and professionalism. ICDI is always looking to build new partnerships.
At ICDI we believe in the power of cooperation. In partnership with other organizations we develop and implement projects that promote children’s well-being. Are you a local or international child rights organization? ICDI can support you through training, research and advice.
ICDI is a vibrant organization, constantly developing innovative initiatives that improve the well-being of children growing up in difficult circumstances. We need your support to turn our ideas into reality, scaling them up and making a difference.
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