“developing and nurturing entrepreneurial skills among people with emphasis on starting income generating activities that are sustainable in communities.”
“creating a new generation of young leaders who are economically independent, socially responsible and politically active.”
Our belief is that:
“The strongest injustice facing Uganda and other African countries is not poverty, diseases, corruption, insecurity or lack of access to education, but, the more profound challenge is the failure of the education system to empower youth as leaders to solve those challenges.”
Our theory of change is that:
“As a movement of inspired, active, skilled and engaged women entrepreneurs is built, their thinking will be re-framed to confidently take charge of their lives, build strong business partnerships and create collective actions towards community development.”
First registered in 2009 as a Company Limited by Guarantee, Century Entrepreneurship Development Agency-CEDA International gained the Non Governmental Organization status in 2013. Based in Uganda, the Humanitarian Organization specializes in Education, Leadership, Mentoring and Social Entrepreneurship development for women and youth (girls and boys). It works in post-conflict areas of north and western Uganda, urban slum areas and economically disadvantaged rural communities throughout Uganda.
Through Mentorship, Training, Community Dialogues and Out-Reaches, it works on these interventions: financial literacy, employment creation for youth, gender economic empowerment, peace and security, quality education for girls, combating violent extremism, human trafficking and sexual exploitation, gender-based violence and human rights.
With the Mission of developing and nurturing entrepreneurial skills among people with emphasis on starting income generating activities that are sustainable in communities, the organization inspires and prepares people to become productive members of the society and succeed in a global economy as employees or entrepreneurs. CEDA International has become a centre of excellence for innovative entrepreneurship development in East Africa; and is greatly contributing to the bridging of leadership and employment gaps among youth and women by providing employment and job creation skills in order for them to become relevant and competitive in the job market.
With the Vision of “creating a new generation of young leaders who are economically independent, socially responsible and politically active,” the organization mentors youth and women to discover their life’s purposes, develop key leadership, vocational, entrepreneurship and life skills for a positive transition from school to work. Our fresh, bold and innovative programs in human capital development focus on inspiring, equipping youth and women with 21st Century Skills to enable them transform their thinking, take charge of their lives, lead change and make positive social impact in their communities.