Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED)

The Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED) is an independent Think Tank organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development and reducing poverty and inequality through policy oriented research and active engagement on development issues. The organisation which is located in Benin City, Nigeria, was formally registered by the Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 1999. CPED is a member of different Think Tank Networks among which is the “West Africa Think Tanks Network (WATTNet)” and also a beneficiary of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI), a multi-donor program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions – or “Think Tanks”- in developing countries, enabling them to provide sound research that both informs and influences policy. CPED core programme areas can be broadly categorized into: Action Research; Policy Engagement, Communications and Advocacy; Intervention programme; and Capacity Building for Policy makers, CSOs and Mentees from allied institutions. CPED research agenda covers (1) Climate change with particular reference to the wetland and coaster regions (2) Gender and development (3) Health Systems and Health Care Delivery (4) Research on Education and Development (5), Growth, Development and Equity (6) Peace Building and Development in Nigeria. CPED’s vision is to be a key non-state actor in the promotion of grassroots development in the areas of population and environment in Africa through knowledge generation, knowledge translation and capacity building of key stakeholders.

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