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Through its People Development Training Center, Bala Vikasa hosts four international training programs annually in Community Driven Development (CDD). Drawn from our own experiences and best practices in the field over 40 years, and designed to be positive, relevant and practical, the CDD program is gaining international recognition as an excellent foundation in sustainable community development.

The CDD program aims to create development leaders by improving knowledge, enhancing skills and changing the attitudes of development professionals, bureaucrats and students, from around the world and especially developing countries in our methodologies and approaches. Through a cohesive combination of theoretical modules and field visits to various Bala Vikasa projects, participants are exposed to learning anchored in ground realities.

For information on eligibility, dates and application process, download the respective brochure from the column on the right.

2019-2020 CDD dates:

  • 15 – 27 July 2019
  • 9 September – 3 October 2019
  • 18 – 30 November 2019
  • 6-30 January  2020


To spread the reach of the Community Driven Development program and to cater to the requests of South East Asian NGOs, Bala Vikasa conducts annual training programs in Community Driven Development in various neighboring countries. So far, we have partnered with South Asian Partnership in Nepal, Village Education Resource Center in Bangladesh, CARE International in Sri Lanka and Caritas in Myanmar.

If interested in hosting a similar program in your country, write to,

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