The Chartered Institute of Development and Social Studies is a multi-disciplinary institute that focuses on the core issues of socio-economic development and social cohesion for the promotion of national consciousness and patriotism and the general well-being of the citizenry in line with the core tenets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Chartered Institute of Development and Social Studies (CIDSS) is a professional and educational body established preliminarily through registration with Plateau State Government with a bill HB 18.06.1492 No 36 enacted by the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Institute was established primarily to fill the gaps in the specialist professional disciplines of development practice and socioeconomic research thereby complementing the novel contributions of individual, academia and other professional bodies in enhancing the development of the society. The evolving highly competitive global economic scenario with its demand for top flight efficiency and effectiveness have made it essential for specialist professional focus on development and social studies as in the case already in the more advanced countries and a number of emerging economies of the world.
Established as an independent, non-political, non-religious international body, the Institute is governed by the Board of Trustees and Executive Council (EXCO) and recognizing that development and social studies is a multi-disciplinary field, we also work closely with other specialist Institutes and associations across the world and seek to represent an increasingly broad and diverse set of stakeholders. The membership is drawn from industry, commerce, consultancy, public sector and government services. In addition to setting professional standards, the Institute provides opportunities for short-term training and certifications to persons desiring to professionalize in fields of development and social studies. CIDSS was established to champion the process by which nations improve the economic, political and social wellbeing of their people through infrastructural provision, education, occupation and skills acquisition, improved incomes and standard of living. The process that fosters the creation of growth, progress, positive change and in addition demographic, physical, economic, environmental and social changes for the advancement of man’s wellbeing which are seen to be grossly lacking in families, communities, associations and government at all tiers and levels and the result is the decadence in values, community conflicts and gross infrastructure inadequacies.
The institute came into being in March 2018 resulting from some experts from different disciplines in development and social studies converging to brainstorm and identified the many problems and challenges of development facing Nigeria, Africa and the world over. The Institute has created great opportunities to core professionals to harness wide range of benefits of belonging to multidisciplinary professional association and or institutes in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
Apart from plans to establish presence in other parts of the world, the Institute is to be affiliated and will go into partnership with Institutes with similar vision and mission in America, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Ghana and other parts of the world.
Our Aim and Objectives include:
i. Creating a platform for meaningful discourse on citizen-based developmental issues
ii. Developing a roadmap for sustainable social interaction and cohesion
iii. The promotion of national consciousness, patriotism and good neighborliness
iv. Promoting awareness and advocacy in areas of leadership roles and responsibilities for national development
v. Promotion of research on sustainable national values and corporate identity
To be the EPITOME and CITADEL of Development and Social Studies
To Promote Excellence in Development Research and Social Cohesion
Strengthening structures for social cohesion
WHY JOIN CIDSS?
Membership of CIDSS is ideal for professionals looking for innovative and affordable ways to develop their career. CIDSS membership status provides recognition of competency and commitment to management development as a professional manager. You can join the CIDSS if you are committed to making a difference in your personal development, organization, or team. This brings a great opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, while benefiting from a wide range of resources, support services and career enhancement alongside professional recognition.