ICDI believes that all children should grow up in loving, safe and supportive environments. Every child should have the chance to be(come) him/herself/themselves, having all opportunities to develop healthily, surrounded by people who care.
ICDI promotes the psychosocial well-being of children growing up in difficult circumstances by working in the fields of early childhood education and development and child protection and well-being.
As a knowledge organisation, we work at the intersection between research, policy and practice, developing meaningful, effective solutions so that all children can grow up in safe, loving and nurturing environments and lead happy lives.
We are a small but dedicated group of professionals with academic backgrounds in the social sciences and extensive experience in child and youth related issues.
ICDI’s board members do their work on a voluntary basis and do not receive any remuneration for their activities. The board meets at least three times a year and consists of between three to seven members, who are appointed for a three-year period (re-election possible).
Committee of Recommendation
The members of the Committee of Recommendation support the mission and vision of ICDI. They are renowned dignitaries and experts in their respective fields.
Our illustrated annual reports give a good overview of the wide range of initiatives that ICDI is involved in.