About CDP - Kenya

Center for development and Peace-Kenya is a youth led, women led movement driven by a mission of enhancing local participation of women, persons living with disabilities and youths in governance and development of their local communities. Through championing for good governance, disability mainstreaming social justice, increased representation of women, and youths in government and community led initiatives, CDP envisions a faster achievement of the SDG’ s in peace-building and security, CDP focuses on a marriage between 1325 and 2250. Our core approach is to influence participation of this critical population to address challenges in their own communities and respond to them using as much local resources as possible

our core values


We believe in collaboration with
partners. We do more together.


We aspire to the highest standards in our field.


We adhere to our moral and ethical principles.

meet the founder

Dorine Akwiri

Dorine is a graduate of Moi University with a degree in Community Development. She has received admission to the University of British Columbia to pursue a master’s degree in Public Policy and Global Affairs through the support of the African Leaders of Tomorrow program.  Besides conventional education, she has undergone various trainings and fellowships within the country and beyond in the fields of Civic leadership, Governance, Public management, youth mentorship and social entrepreneurship all of which have further contributed to her knowledge base and her expertise in leading change. she is an Alumni of YALI, Political Leadership and Governance Program (PLGP 2016 Alumni) by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Girl Rising Kenya ambassador, Generation Change Global Fellow at United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Regional Resource Mobilization Coordinator for Africa and Europe region at the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN).  

cdp-Kenya people

Mathew Wandera

Finance Officer

Mathew is an avid champion for accountability and transparency of the county  government to enable the  community make informed decisions that leads to  development. He has a degree in finance and accounting and manages CDP’s financial expenditures and records with diligence and integrity

Alphine Nduku​

Programmes Officer

She is passionate about developing and empowering youth and persons with disability in the community. Alphine is a Community Development degree holder at Moi University with years of experience of project management. She has undergone various trainings programs facilitated by Rockefeller foundation and Kenya Climate Innovation Center. In the community she has been a champion against stigmatization of people living with Disabilities and has fought for their inclusion at invited spaces and children protection rights .Alphine is currently pursuing her masters.

Shamim Juma

Communications Officer

Shamim is a firm believer of the rule of law and a governance enthusiast. A deliberate civic educator who believes active citizenry can be achieved when the people are informed. Avid champion of young women in STEM and underwent the intensive program by Techwomen Kenya. To support and impart STEM skills to girls in senior schools across Mombasa County.  Attended the prestigious political leadership and governance program by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in 2016 and  balloon Ventures fellow.

She attended the first youth governance festival and young women in Governance by Ms Training for Development Cooperation. Besides being in the team of the TOT program to support human rights based approach by Global platform Nairobi. Has been actively engaged during the electoral process to carry out civic education at the grass root level. At CDP a women led organization, she advocates for inclusion of women in community led interventions.

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Bombolulu, Mombasa

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Phone : +254 715 129 867

Email : info@cdp-kenya.org

Our Hours

MON-FRI 09:00 – 17:00

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