CIDT has 40 + year track record in more than 120 countries worldwide.
CIDT provides consultancy, training and project management services in international development.
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The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) is unique in having the corporate backing and research support of an institution of higher learning, while functioning as a social enterprise deeply involved in the practice of international development. We have successfully adapted the traditional model of the University to meet the technical and institutional needs of developing countries.
Capacity strengthening is at the heart of our work at CIDT. For more than four decades, we have worked in over 140 countries worldwide to deliver programs, projects and consultancies aimed at enhancing capacity across a range of sectors. Our services are relevant to the needs of stakeholders in developing countries and professionals working in international development.
Our work is demand-driven, highly participatory and tailored to meet specific client-determined needs. Developing knowledge, facilitating learning and collaboration, and promoting best practices are key to our approach to promoting sustainable development.
The team at CIDT are highly experienced development practitioners. Alongside their technical specialisms in Forestry, Education, Social Development, Economics and more, they hold teaching qualifications and have academic experience.
CIDT operates as a social enterprise within the university. We use our academic experience to identify and deliver appropriate training and research, whilst engaging practically with partners and clients on the real issues that confront them on the ground.
Find out more about our team and the great work they are doing.
Professor Philip Dearden, Head of Centre