Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI)
Established in January 2010, the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization registered under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations.
Philosophy and Approach
SCDI deeply believes that each individual and community has great hidden potential, which can be used not only to tackle their own problems, but also to contribute to the development of the society. Through the approach of empowerment together with policy advocacy, SCDI aims to create motivation and an environment for these potentials to be realized in favor of positive goals.
SCDI aims to enhance the quality of life and the ability of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations to integrate into society through researching, designing, experimenting, implementing, and promoting community development models.
Implement research and support research on sustainable development, design comprehensive and sustainable development models with the engagement of the community.
Experiment, reproduce and promote models that engage and encourage the potential of different populations in the community… into the development of the country.
Carry out scientific and technological services: counseling, training, information disseminating in order to apply research result to reality.
Cooperate with organizations and individuals inside and outside of the country to implement activities related to sustainable development.
Improve the quality of life of marginalized and vulnerable populations.
Support the organizational development of the target populations in terms of both quality and quality, with the aim to help these groups to build the capacity to be able to propose and implement initiatives that benefit their own communities.
Advocate for policies to eliminate the barriers to the establishment and development of community groups and/or opportunities that enhance the quality of life for the community, including barriers in policy, awareness, social issues and resources.
Design, experiment, implement, disseminate, promote, and replicate models and initiatives that aim to enhance the quality of life of target populations.
Maintain and improve SCDI to be a strong NGO with the capacity to attract resources to fulfill its mission.