The Development Initiative of West Africa (DIWA) addresses critical long-term issues affecting vulnerable communities in the areas of access to education, health and nutrition, water, capacity-building, good governance, emergency relief, other social services, and peaceful co-existence in a multi-religious and multi-cultural environment. DIWA takes pride in its grassroots consultative approach to problem-solving, vast indigenous partner network, and careful monitoring of projects. Our donors are especially concerned with making a contribution to the lives of the most vulnerable communities in the world, and gain satisfaction in making meaningful and lasting impacts with meager amounts.
Building Bridges to Opportunity
A West Africa that is literate, skillful, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous.
To increase the quality of life of vulnerable communities by providing opportunities for improved long-term health, education, capacity-building, social justice and peace
- We openly share information and promote creativity, learning and safety in an environment of integrity, quality and mutual accountability.
- We believe people to be the foundation of the Development Initiative of West Africa and commit ourselves to encouraging each other by listening and treating one another with respect, fairness and honesty.
- We are motivated by compassion to work for the reduction of world-wide inequity in the distribution of resources, and the enhancement of opportunities to disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.