Civic Driven Child Development
The concept of Civic Driven Child Development (CDCD) is based on the conviction that children can be agents of their own situation, who can provide deep insights into social relations and the factors that drive positive change. However, very often their knowledge and potential role is not taken into account, be it in social research, policy-making or practical programme implementation of donor organisations.
Civic Driven Child Development promotes a strong focus on children in understanding social change and puts them at the centre of development efforts.
Two central questions underlying the work on Civic Driven Child Development are:
- How do children view and understand change that is taking place in societies and what is their role in these processes?
- What are in their view drivers, triggers, enablers and hindrances of change?
The Centre involves children actively in research. It promotes a child-rights based approach that serves the empowerment of children.