COOPERATIVES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (CDI) is a skills development hub and research institute established based on the long experience of cooperatives development, research and training in Malawi and abroad by cooperatives practitioners. The institute has a broaden delivery scope to ably contribute to domestic driven development founded on self help and support. CDI services are for member-based organizations at both micro and macro levels, programmes/projects, trade associations, individuals and researchers. To capacitate micro level member-based organizations, Cooperatives Development Institute (CDI) uses rights based and participatory approaches to mobilize, advocate for and facilitate community dialogue and action. For general cooperatives training, a modular course has been designed that is delivered in workshops and also with an option of online/virtual delivery.
CDI has pooled experts from both public and private sector in and not limited to cooperatives development, academia, research, strategy development, rural outreach approaches, finance, agriculture, gender and climate financing.