Message From Director General

It is a great pleasure for me once again to communicate to all our esteemed members of CDP, stakeholders and partner through our website. Our programme activity trend has been encouraging though low due to the global challenges on environmanet and Climate. Somehow we have worked to navigate the turbulent financial waters and frantic paddling has been the order of the day. Now that the turbulence seems to have subsided in some ways, we all are striving to return to some measure of stability and calm to our personal and professional endeavours. In the mid of all these challenges, we saw the first signs of a rapid increase in regional needs, CDP reached out to our collaborators and other organizations in human capacity development such as the World Bank, European Union (EU) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to share resources and partner in presenting the most needed interventions.


As advocate of poverty reduction through industrialization and human capacity development, our efforts are needed now more than ever before to help our region. You will read about some of these efforts in our website. Keeping in mind the challenging nature of poverty currently prevailing in the region, indications are that we will be faced by more challenges as we embark on the implementation of our mandate of poverty reduction through Industrialization and human capacity development. I look forward to your continued support in ensuring that CDP achieves its noble mandate of poverty reduction through Industrialization and human capacity development.

As you read through our website, you will find some links created to bring together various partners and collaborators. I am privileged to be part of this wonderful organization that brings together a group of diverse States and institutions all with a common mission. Member States who generously contribute their expertise, judgment, guidance and resources. It is through their vision that we see past our artificial boundaries and consider all that is possible.

Partners and Member States who willingly share their time, resources and guidance. Their contribution to the fabric of our organization is extraordinary. Donors and funders who are our partners in the truest sense of the word. We are enormously grateful for their generosity and we are deeply moved by their confidence in our Programmes.

And the dedicated members of Staff of CDP who make great things happen in our region. They are filled with pride for what each beneficiary has accomplished and hope for what they know they will achieve in the future.

CDP was founded with a vision of what it takes to help our region succeed in poverty reduction, and over the years, we have become an effective, results-oriented institution uniquely capable of making a difference in the lives of our people.

Thank you for your continued support.

Warmest regards,

Prof. Agbevor Yeboah Tagoe
Director General, CDP