The Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF) is a community based developmental organization serving the communities of Egbema and Gbaramatu kingdoms in Warri North and Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.
In 2011, EGCDF was officially incorporated after operating since 2005 with initial funding from Chevron Nigeria limited. Since inception the foundation has been committed to promoting peace, indentifying and addressing community based needs through infrastructural development and promoting community access to basic needs including health services and education.
To create a peaceful and friendly environment for socio-economic activities in the Niger Delta
To promote sustainable development in egbema and gbaramatu communities of Warri North and Warri South West LGAs of delta state through wealth creation, human capital development and peace building.
The Foundation Work Is Also Guided By Basic Principles…
- Participatory partnership
- Transparency and accountability
- Sustainable community development
- Peace building
- Capacity building
- Promote stakeholding in the business of the company
- Community ownership of projects
- Monitoring and evaluation
The foundation is a membership based organization led by 15 executives selected and supported by community members. The day to day operations of the foundation are guided by the executives with a strong staff component.
This organizational frame work ensures that the communities’ priorities drive the interventions and activities of the foundation.
The foundation has built and commissioned over 123 infrastructural projects which have provided greater access to health care services; basic sanitation, and educational opportunities. In addition the foundation has built communal meeting places used to promote dialogue and peace.
The foundation has supported economic empowerment of its constituent communities through capacity building in the area of agriculture i.e poultry farming. In the area of human capital development, the foundation has empowered youths and women through skills acquisition in areas well sought-after such as crane operations, welding, fabrication and aluminum fabrication.
The foundation has also carried out economic empowerment schemes in which hundreds of indigenes have benefited. It has continued to explore development opportunities broadly with private and public development agencies within and outside the Niger Delta region.
It is our determination to undertake aggressive advocacy for third party collaboration in view of complimenting the available financial resources from CNL our sole sponsors.
It is also our focus to create enabling environment for the conducive and smooth operation of CNL to increase their revenue base and attract new projects that will cater for the employment/empowerment needs of our Communities.
In a similar vein, we look forward to CNL in order to review their current funding level to reflect present economic dynamics. In addition, we shall be taking more of economic empowerment projects and capacity building programmes to strengthen our sources of livelihood. This administration shall be executing projects equitably across all constituent communities but in phases vis-a-vis available resources.
Finally, my warm appreciation to all our esteemed stakeholders for the unflinching support to the GMoU process, the Foundation’s activities and programmes. We remain indebted to your show of love and kindness.