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High Fives




CICED was established in November 2010 by a group of people with more than 20 years of experience in development cooperation primarily working as project managers and consultants of large scale DANIDA programs in education. 

CICED is established to:

  • support development of vibrant civil societies locally, nationally and globally;

  • support better education, and improved social condition and health care in poor and low-income countries.


CICED is engaged in projects or project planning in 6 countries:
Bolivia, Tibet-In-Excile/India, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru and Tanzania.



Quality education for poor children and youth in the Potosi region, Bolivia

The project aims to provide children and youth with linguistic, cultural and vocational competences enabling them to break out of poverty and engage in social life as active and equal citizens of Bolivia.  

The project’s primary target group is children and youth of the indigenous Quechua-people living in villages in four municipalities in the Potosí region, which is one of the poorest regions in the Bolivian highland.


CICED Support to Education for Tibetans-in-Exile

Since 1992 Denmark has supported the Tibetan Community-in-Exile in India. The overall purpose of the support is to contribute to the preservation of Tibetan culture and the democratization of the Tibetan Community-in-Exile. 


​Since 2006, Danish assistance is designed to support the Central Tibetan Administration-in-Exile (CTA) and its Department of Education (DoE) in implementing the Basic Education Policy (BEP), which aims at “developing a system of education having Tibetan traditional education as the core, and modern education as its essential co-partner”. 


​The  present project focusses on the fundamental right to education for all Tibetans and the preservation of Tibetan cultural and educational heritage and the Tibetan language.​

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Better School Start - Better School Life

This new joint MAPSSD-CICED project has two main goals:

  • Support home-based early childhood education for children of pastoralist families. Children who have no opportunities of going to kindergarten.

  • Support better and more family-like care and conditions in dormitories.


The project runs for three years starting 1 October 2019 and ending September 2022. It is financed by the Danish CISU – the organisation administering DANIDA funding for NGOs. The project budget is 2,750,000 Danish Kroners, approximately 1,000,000,000 tügrig.


CICED support to Children's Ger

Since its inception in 1997, Children's Ger has provided schooling to over 1,200 children and young people who would otherwise not have attended school. 'Ger' is the name of the traditional Mongolian felt tent, which has housed the Mongol nomads for centuries. Dozens of extremely poor and vulnerable families have been assisted through the project to move forward in life.


The project was originally established on a private initiative in a Mongolian-German collaboration, in response to the large amount of street children in Ulaanbaatar in the 1990es.



Helambu Youth Taking Their Place

The intervention follows in the footsteps on the project Putting Youth on the Centre Stage and will support young Nepalese built strong inclusive civil society platforms within their local communities. That they peacefully participate in their country’s social and economic development processes. 



Better Life – Educating & Keeping Children Safe in Helambu

Quality education is a cornerstone in the fight against poverty and inequality. It plays a key role in developing social and economic justice, gender equality, and robust democracy. Inclusive and equitable quality education, the right of all children to receive educational services within their local community with reference to their local cultural context is specified to the Sustainable Development Goal number 4.


On this foundation, CICED has entered a three-year project with our partner, The Just Nepal Foundation.  The project is being conducted in close collaboration with the Helambu Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchock.


Small funds - great impact

When the corona pandemic hit Nepal in the spring 2020, the JUST Nepal Foundation and CICED joined forces to protect the people of Helambu as best as we could.


There was a need for information and for support for the most basic hygiene in the public space.

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Micro-credits for youth in Helambu, Nepal

During the youth camps under the project 'Putting Youth on the Centre Stage' it was clear that several participants had great ideas about how to make a good living for their families and themselves. However, some seed funding was missing. Not a lot of money, typically around 1000 USD to get started. 

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Quality education for a sustainable future and living in the Peruvian Amazonas

Peru Amazonas is home to many indigenous people. Like others in the vast Amazon area, they are under enormous stress and pressure from mining, oil extraction and logging - and climate change. 


In close collaboration with the organization Formabiap CICED aims to design a project focussing on teacher education, teacher in-service training and related materials supporting sustainable preservation and utilization of the rain forest. 

Project awaits approval

17 Goals to Transform Our World

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.


CICED’s focus is on SDGs #1 No Poverty;  #3 Health and Well-Being; # 4 Quality Education; # 10 Reduced Inequalities; #13 Climate Action and #17 Partnerships for the Goals


Boosting Sign Language as the Language of the Deaf

Sign language is the language of the deaf. However, in Tanzania the options are weak to use sign language  in social life and when in contact with private and public services.

With CHAVITA, the Deaf People's Association in Tanzania, as the driving partner, CICED is supporting extensive capacity building and advocacy and awareness campaigning involving media and public administrations and CHAVITA local branches and members.




Supporting Quality Sign Language Services 

Access to quality sign language interpretation is critical for deaf people when engaging in e.g. education, social and public life, and work. In Tanzania, the quality and capacity of sign language interpretation and related services need significant improvement.

CICED is supporting the sign language interpreter's association TASLI in improving its professional and organizational capacities and in enhancing the access to quality interpretation services.


CICED projects that have been finalized.


Putting Youth on the Centre Stage

Putting Youth on Centre Stage seeks to facilitate the mobilisation and empowerment of Nepali youth to participate in the country’s social and economic development processes and actively participate in its governance.

The project area Sindhupalchok has been seriously affected by war, girl trafficking, youth migration and earthquake.

While 60 percent of Nepal’s population are below 25 years of age, cultural traditions, gender bias, and cast hierarchies effectively prevents the majority of youth from participation in politics and democratic conversations as well as key parts of economic life.



Mongolization of civil society develpment
in rural Mongolia

As the title indicates the project supported the development of vibrant civil societies in rural Mongolia based on Mongolian traditions of social collaboration in pastoralist communities.


57 rural districts (soums) across all 20 provinces (animals) with local branches of the Mongolian Association for Primary and Secondary School Development engaged in the project in operation 2014-2018 with a budget of 1.6 million DKK.


Sign language is key

Sign language is the key to inclusion of deaf in any society.

In Tanzania sign language in general and quality sign language in particular is rare. 

Together with the the Tanzanian organizations for respectively the deaf (CHAVITA) and sign language interpreters (TASLI) we supported training of sign language trainers and training of deaf in 4 locations as well as preparing the ground for an officially certified sign language course in Tanzania. 

The project was implemented 2017-June 2019 with a budget of 400,000 DKK.

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