The Center for Democracy and Community Development (CDCD)

The Center for Democracy and Community Development (CDCD) is an experienced practitioner organization working in Jerusalem. CDCD works towards: disseminating the concepts and experiences of community–based participatory democracy; promoting the practices and theories of just peace in the Palestinian community in North Africa, and the countries of West Asia; encouraging the participation of marginalized groups in decision–making processes; working with children, youth, women, and community groups to improve society; developing exchange programmes, research projects and policy initiatives for the purpose of community building, training, empowerment and rehabilitation; and coordinating with all local, regional and global institutions that conduct related work. In the project CDCD will analyze the push and pull factors in their local communities and develop an HS approach by coordinating interviews and collecting data from local populations, NGOs, academics and relevant ministries and security departments.