The Development Initiatives (DEVIN) is a leading Community Development Non-Governmental organization based in Port-Harcourt in the River Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The organization is created to providing sound, systematic and result oriented strategic framework and direction in development programs towards building the capacities of organization and groups. In providing community development services to the rural and urban peoples of Nigeria, DEVIN utilizes professional skills towards strengthening the capacity and participation of the local people in the efforts to develop themselves.
As a development-based organization DEVIN acts as conduit for transfer of knowledge through awareness and capacity building, policy advice, exchange of information on sustainable community development practices and innovative skills application. Integral in the activities of DEVIN is the organization’s contributions to the synergy between donors and the rural and urban communities. In this regard, DEVIN ensures that donor efforts in promoting local initiatives for sustainable community efforts are guided by sound professional and people involved implementation strategies, towards registering the most impact.
Established in 1996, DEVIN is registered with the Nigeria Corporate Affairs Commission, under companies and allied matters decree No. 1, 1990 (Part C – Incorporated Trustees) Decree. Presently in Nigeria, the organization is in collaboration with NGOs, Corporate institutions, local / international and other development agencies. DEVIN currently works with hundreds rural and urban, cooperatives and other community based organizations (CBOs) in the River Niger Delta region.