managed by B. Khan
Crescent Development Foundation (CDF) is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, social welfare and development organization registered in 2006 under Pakistan Societies Act 1860 and is governed by a Board of Directors.
With its head office at Islamabad and regional office in Muzaffarabad, CDF has its operations throughout Azad Jammu & Kashmir. CDF has been established to function as lean organization, with professional management and globally consistent standards. The management reports, through its Executive Director, to CDF's Board of Directors, comprising intellectuals and professionals.
The vision of Crescent Development Foundation is a society with peace, harmony and prosperity, whereby all strata of the community get equal opportunity to improve their quality of life.
Improving socio economic conditions of people by supporting and motivating them to utilize their resources, strengths, capabilities through capacity building, programming, proper resource management and integrated community development initiatives.
The CDF has defined following areas of Programmatic focus of the organization:
Education: Universal Primary Education, Female Literacy
Health: Primary Healthcare, Reproductive & Adolescent Health, Family Planning, Population Welfare
Safe Drinking Water & Sanitation
Poverty Alleviation: Small-scale Enterprise Development, Vocational & Skills Development Training, Community Physical Infrastructure, Agriculture Development, Livestock & Poultry Development.
Rehabilitation of the People with Disabilities
Child Rights & Child Protection
Human Rights & Peace
Disaster Preparedness & Risk Reduction
Research, Advocacy & Publications
Crescent Development Foundation is the premier non-governmental organization working to promote reform and prosperity in Azad Kashmir. CDF is an active partner to change makers across the globe, promoting participation and initiative in the areas of Education, Health, Water & Sanitation, Child rights, women’s empowerment; economic reform and developments. CDF approach is to work for the change keeping in mind the sensitivity and understanding of the realities on the ground.
CDF focuses on reaching the deprived communities particularly in remote rural areas of the country, as is evidenced by the diversity of the projects in the target jurisdiction, which also reflect the variety of local needs and community preferences across the area.CDF projects, so far, have been concentrated in Azad Kashmir districts of Muzaffarabad, Neelum, Hattian and Bagh.