Center for Diaspora Development Work (Stichting CENDDOW)


Name of organization/institution

Center for Diaspora Development Work (Stichting CENDDOW)

Website URL

Organization details

UN System/Multi-lateral

Description of your organization/institution

Stichting CENDDOW is a migrant organization based in the Netherlands, that shares the ideals of migration and development. The organization started in 2005 as a call for the voices of African migrants’ partnership on international development cooperation. One of the core aims of Foundation CENDDOW is to mobilize the bond and knowledge of the African migrants towards ensuring an effective process of development initiative and the implementation of meaningful solutions. Our activities are centered on empowering women in situations of deprivation to stand up for their rights; economic, political and social rights. With our DIASPOINT project, we are also playing a central role in building communication bridges across African migrants communities and their range of stakeholders.

Description of your main WPS related activities

WPS activities include Identification of local situations, Creating awareness, identification of supporting resolutions and Strengthening women's associations.

Strategic outcome

1.Participation - More women hold leadership positions, and women participate equally and meaningfully in decision-making processes at every level in the interests of peace and security, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, protec

5. WPS Mainstreaming - A gender lens is applied to every reorganisation, improvement, development and evaluation of analysis, policy and policy implementation with regard to peace and security

Type of Investment


Building the capacity and integration of women in rural communities and, Strengthening the motivation of resourceful females into tasks of development cooperation and the best ways that will impact the lives of the underprivileged in remote situations.



Time of Investment

4 years - 2024