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Centre for Youth and Development is a local developmental Non-Governmental Organization with an innovative people-led approach to delivering Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We were established in 2012. Today we are one of Malawi’s growing local NGOs, working in partnership with local government and communities across 8 districts of Mzimba, Karonga, Chitipa, Likoma, Nkhatabay, Rumphi, Lilongwe, Zomba with possible extension to 3 New districts in the Central region.

Over the years we have developed a trusted reputation with beneficiaries, communities, partners, local councils and funding partners. Over the past 6 years we have gained significant experience in Education, ICT for Development, Sustainable agriculture and food security; Microfinancing and Entrepreneurship; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); health; community mobilization and capacity building.

We have a very hands-on, vibrant and skilled team of 37 dedicated employees and volunteers.

Vision, Mission and Values


Our Vision The Vision of CYD is a society, which allows every marginalized person to grow and develop to his or her full potential.


The Mission of CYD is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized persons, their families, communities and work/collaborate with the government to provide them with the best environment for sustainable development.


People Centered, Inclusivity, Innovation, Partnerships, Transparency and Accountability:
We are committed to being transparent; we work with integrity and are accountable for all that we do.

Our mission is delivered in a three-tier development process below :

VALUES (in detail)

  • People Centered: We are committed to participation in decisions which affect their lives and the way in which we talk about what we do, in particular safeguarding, is central to everything we do.
  • Inclusivity: We work inclusively and value diversity.
  • Innovation: We are an innovative organization, continually learning through new ideas.
  • Partnerships: We respect each other, our partners, beneficiaries and supporters as important and valuable assets for sustainable