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We are accountable: doing what we say we’re going to do efficiently and on time.

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We respect everyone irrespective of age, gender and social status.

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We push ourselves to greater heights and act with confidence while growing gracefully.

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We are solution providers hence we work with a mindset of overcoming obstacles to achieve our set objectives.

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We are not rigid in our work, rather everywhere we go, we have an open mind to learn, recreate and improve.

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We motivate and empower the society to create solutions to real-life challenges

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We motivate and empower the society to create solutions to real-life challenges

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We collaborate with partners and focus groups to promote sustainable solutions.

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We are driven by truth and honesty at all times.

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Who We Are

...Information, Inspiration and Transformation

The Centre for Creative Development Strategies (CCDS) is a duly registered non-governmental organization based in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Our vision is to see a peaceful Nigerian Society where there is Opportunity, Prosperity & Equality for all.  

To achieve our vision, we drive a new era of creative, innovative and sustainable development strategies that will stimulate the positive social change, economic growth and empowerment of the most vulnerable groups, women, youths and the physically challenged.

Impact Stories

Ihioma's Been A Migrant Worker
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A Brighter Future — The Story of Nwidam
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Our inspiration is contagious and enables us to unleash creativity to help people achieve their goals. Our motivation and enthusiasm inspire others to succeed.

Grassroot Participation

At CCDS we promote active citizen participation in local governance, accountability, and responsive governance, improved service delivery through capacity development programs, town hall meetings, score cards, and system strengthening programs.

Gender Mainstreaming

In CCDS we ensure gender equity for small scale enterprises, promote participatory engagement and local content, through educational development, institutional support system, and policies implementation.

Our Initiatives

— Teens Camp

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— GOLD

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— Girls Can Lead

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— LEAP

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— GOLD

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— GWIM

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Teens Connect

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Our Partners

Program Briefs

Leadership & Good Governance
Teens Leadership and Technovation Conference 2021

We have been at the forefront of bridging the value gaps in young people, helping them to discover their potential, connect with it and ultimately …

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Environment & Local Economic Development
Rumuwagbara Women Poultry Project 2012

The Rumuwagbara women are so delighted to harvest their poultry during the Christmas and New Year festivities. They are looking at a possibility of expanding …

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Environment & Local Economic Development
Training and Facilitation Of Women’s Livelihood Enhancement Programmes

CCDS facilitated the setting up of Fish farms and Poultry farms for women bodies and co-operatives in Rumuolumeni, in 2010, thus improving their capacity to …

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Environment & Local Economic Development
Motivational Clinic for Secondary Schools

Center for Creative Development Strategies (CCDS) operates by carrying out motivational clinics for teenagers, workshops and seminars for the purpose of building and restoring the …

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