About us

Who We Are

Our History, Believes, Mission & Vision, Aims and Objectives

Center for Rural Affairs and Community Development (CERACODE), is a private, non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Iba, Osun State. CERACODE, a duly registered NGO was formed in 2017 in response to the yearnings of rural communities for development in developed countries such as Nigeria. CERACODE provides unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural Nigeria.

CERACODE aim to spur public dialog and help policymakers understand the rural impacts of public policies and programs. The center builds the capacity of community leaders and policymakers by providing technical support, applied research, policy evaluation, dissemination and outreach, decision support tools and training across the state.

CERACODE is a clearinghouse for information on rural issues, coordinates rural research, and works with state agencies on issues of importance to rural communities. The institute programs and services is geared towards helping communities with effective and result-oriented training for sustainable development. Taking part in growing conversations around the globe regarding rural community and economic development informed the establishment.

CERACODE seeks to strengthen rural people, alleviate poverty and establish strong rural communities with innovative strategies partnering with public and private agencies on local development and enhancement efforts.
The CERACODE is a development institute which shall provide mechanisms to improve the quality of life of rural and peri-urban communities by the creation and implementation of integrated sustainable community initiatives that address the socio-economic needs designed for each specific community.


We have a program targeted at every class of people living in our various communities such as the

  • Men
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Children
  • Vulnerable groups

Aims & Objectives

The aims and objective of the Organization is to:

  • Identify specific socio-economic needs of the communities aiming at proffering aid
  • Provide integrated solutions and innovations for these communal needs including the establishment of community business and management structures and the training of community members.
  • Be a service organization that advocates rural development and work to raise support for rural women and girls.
  • Facilitate skills development and transfer thus ensuring self-employment and job creation
  • Enhance utilization of appropriate technologies that provide environmentally  friendly solutions.
  • Source for local and foreign funds to mobilize social investment schemes and structures for the above actions until they become self-sustainable
  • Provide administrative support, regular monitoring, evaluation and supplementary training for projects to ensure their sustainability
  • Advance, disseminate and preserve knowledge and culture.
  • Conduct, supports and publishes original, independent research by leading scholars from the institute and beyond on key issues to promote rural development.
  • Host annual conference(s), symposium, workshops, seminars and training that promotes rural development and other sustainable development programmes.
  • Provide consultancy services and serve as data bank for organizations, communities and towns for sustainable development.

our team

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.