The Community Development Unit seeks to reduce the vulnerability of the poor in a sustainable and gender-sensitive manner of people and their communities:
· By promoting and strengthening the capacity of community organizations to initiate and manage change;
·To improving the human resource base through skills development and social re-adjustment; and
·To expansion and manage the stock of social and economic infrastructure, using labour and technology effort to intensive measures and community mobilization to enable access to a wide range of basic services.
Inner-city Computer Centre
The establishment of KCDI Vocational Training Centre in Kingston via Community Development Unit which address the training needs of the Greater Allman Town (inner- city) Communities and its environs.
Collaboration with agencies of the State
The establishment of a working relationship with the Departmental of Correctional Services for Orderees to complete their Community Service Order (sentences passed by the courts) at our facilities in Kingston and St. Thomas.
Community Development Unit's National Collaboration
KCDI's Community Development Unit collaborated with the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) for the construction of a multi-million dollar information technology center for farmers and the community in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica.
Empowering Rural Youths
Rural youth being trained in "Know Your Rights and Responsibilities under the Jamaican Constitution".
Empowering Urban Youths
Urban inner-city youth being trained in the use of information and communication technology (ICT).
KCDI represents Jamaica's position at the International ISO 26000 Conference in Denmark
KCDI Executive Director (center blue sweater) articulated the position of Jamaica's NGOs in the area of ISO 26000.