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!
25 years of ICDI: “If you mobilize the community, nothing is impossible”July 19, 2019
Reflections on community based research in practice. A blog by Dr. Margaret Kernan, Senior Programme Manager (ICDI). Knowledge and research is an important part of what we do in ICDI. In our collaboration with local pa...
ICDI facilitates lively discussion about SEED at the ISSA ConferenceJune 25, 2019
Members of the SEED project team from Hungary and the Netherlands led a lively discussion at last week’s ISSA International Conference in Leiden about how teachers can support each other to reflect on children’s social and e...
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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