Empowering Citizens to

WHO WE ARE

The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) is a leading national NGO and think tank in Nigeria registered to build strategic leadership for sustainable development in Africa. The Centre’s work is grounded on the understanding that the problems of the African continent can be located in leadership failures, wrong strategies and inappropriate development approaches. All Centre LSD’s programmes are built on the principles of catalytic partnership and rights-based approach

VISION

The vision of Centre LSD is an African Society with strategic leadership and sustainable development

MISSION

The mission of Centre LSD is to work with forces of positive change to empower citizens to transform society

WHAT WE DO

Centre LSD’s programmes are organised around three pillars namely: Leadership, Strategy and  Development.
Monitoring & Evaluation, Youth empowerment, Women’s rights and Disability issues are mainstreamed in our programming. There is a youth and women policy for the organization.

Centre LSD runs three leadership training progammes namely; leadership school which runs for one year; Leadership Institute (one-week intensive programme) for middle level managers and Executive Leadership Course (one week intensive programme) for Chief Executives.

Pillar 2: STRATEGY PROGRAMMES

Centre LSD staff have supported several organizations to develop strategy including developing a 4 year strategic plan for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (now UN Women); WaterAid Nigeria Strategy (2011-2015); ActionAid Nigeria Partnership Against Poverty Strategy; National Coalition on Women and AIDS (NAWOCA) 6 year strategic plan (2010-2016), Ekiti State Development Strategy (2011-2015), Christian Aid, INEC, Borno State government, TETFund, The Electoral Institute, NEITI, and Police Service Commission.

Pillar 3: DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Centre LSD implements development programmes across Nigeria from community level and state to national and international levels with the strategy of maintaining local-national-international linkage.
The Centre’s governance programmes are conceptualized to improve transparency and accountability and increasing citizens’ participation in governance especially in budget formulation and implementation.

CROSS CUTTING THEMES

  • Monitoring and Development
  • Gender and Women Rights
  • Youth empowerment
  • Disability and inclusion

Intervention Project

Enhancing citizens participation in the budget process in Bayelsa State, a project implemented with support from Pact/USAID under its ADVANCE programme – (2011 -2012)

Intervention Project

Achieving a healthy and sustainable environment in the Niger Delta project supported by Cordaid – (2016 – 2020), as part of effort to restore the social contract in the Niger Delta

OUR IMPACT

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Households in Kebbi state graduated out of poverty through Conditional Cash Transfer
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Youths in the Niger Delta transformed into agents of positive change
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Africans equipped with strategic leadership skills
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Communities in the FCT declared Open Defecation Free as a result of our intervention
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Niger Delta Youths equipped with skills and strategies for participation in politics

OUR PARTNERS

Get in touch

Head Office

Suite 26-29, 2nd Floor, Tolse Plaza, 4 Franca Afegbua Crescent (Formerly Lawan Gwadabe Crescent), Near Apo Legislative Quarters Zone E Gate, Apo, Abuja, Nigeria

info@centrelsd.org; 0812 255 6434

The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) is a leading national NGO and think tank in Nigeria registered to build strategic leadership for sustainable development in Africa.