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.

Latest publications

Climate Change and its implication on Women's Health in the Niger Delta Region

Awareness of Climate Change by Rural Women in the Niger Delta Region: Implication for Empowering Women on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives

Participating in Research Surveys in Rural Communities: Challenges Women Face and Recommendations for Improvement

Infrastructure and PHC Services in Nigeria: The Case of Delta State

Community Health Insurance Scheme and its Challenges: CPED Experience

“Empowering Women as Key Leaders in Promoting Community-based Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risks Reduction Initiatives in Niger Delta Region”

Improving Immunisation in Urban Slum Areas in Nigeria through Stakeholder Participation: Implication for Research

Primary Health Care as an Instrument for the Attainment of Universal Health Care in Nigeria

Promoting Climate Resilient Agriculture and Sustainable Livelihoods for Smallscale Farmers in Niger Delta Communities: Example of Delta State

Promoting Community-based Youth Participation in Peace Building in Niger Delta Region and Policy Implication

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