Helping people find their own path to development
The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) is a department within the University of Wolverhampton (UoW), based in the United Kingdom. CIDT sits in a unique position, 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.
Higher education is about pushing at the frontiers of knowledge, to enable economic growth and create a democratic and inclusive society. CIDT is at the edge of this frontier, practising a dynamic and alternative approach to research and practice. 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.
We are a lean team comprised of inter-disciplinary, multi-lingual staff that are all capacity strengthening experts with proven skills in training and facilitation, providing technical assistance and advisory services, and designing, managing and supporting the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) of project and programmes. Working in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our highly experienced staff members have technical specialisms in: Natural Resources Management; Forestry and Forest Governance; Climate Change; Education; Public Health; Gender, Results-Based Management (RBM), monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL); and more.
Our staff works closely with a small network of trusted Associates and a wider network of specialised Consultants worldwide. We also work with many different strategic and implementing partners at global and local levels. This includes organisational partnerships across public and private sectors, academia and civil society. Our assignments have enhanced capacity at global, regional, sub-regional, national and/or local levels.