Economic growth is a fundamental requirement for the development of a country. Economic empowerment or Livelihood programmes are to seek directly help people to raise their incomes and standards of living through introducing linkages development, providing apprenticeship opportunities, increasing access to supply chain and establishing small enterprises. The particular emphasis will be on economic empowerment of women and youth which will increase their voice in decision making because economic growth is created by people.
CIFODE programme will focus its strategies on training to enhance right capacity and competence for self-motivated economic development. This will give opportunities to the community to identify their need and work towards addressing them through the training they will receive from the programme. The programme will integrate all groups in the community to ensure acceptance and sustainability.
Empowering the community and women on this to participate fully in social and economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities