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Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI)
Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI) is a Nigerian not-for-profit organization established in 2002. DDI complements the role of development agencies, donors, and other funding organizations by providing technical assistance in the design, planning, and implementation of various development initiatives. Our focus areas include business support and enterprise management, agricultural value chain development, renewable/off-grid energy support, youth employability enhancement, entrepreneurship programs, and grants management
DDI provides technical support and enterprise management services to organizations. We assist in business planning, product design, marketing, identification of marketing channels, and facilitation of market linkages. Our aim is to help organizations enhance their business operations and achieve sustainable growth.
DDI works with smallholder farmers’ groups, cooperatives, and producer groups to provide sustained value chain development and improvement. We offer a range of services necessary for enhancing agricultural products as they move from the farm/producer to the final consumer. Our focus is on increasing the incomes of farmers by facilitating efficient product marketing and access to commodity markets.
DDI supports the provision of sustainable power to underserved and unserved communities in Nigeria. We work closely with local energy entrepreneurs to deploy off-grid, renewable energy solutions across the country. Our aim is to improve access to clean and reliable energy, contributing to the overall development and well-being of communities.

DDI provides industry- and trade-relevant job-readiness vocational skills to youth, enabling them to either launch their small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) or take up available employment opportunities. We also facilitate support for youth and women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, providing them access to grant funding to launch and expand their businesses.

DDI provides technical assistance to donors and grant beneficiaries. Our services include screening grant applicants, conducting pre-grant award due diligence, financial record-keeping, disbursement tracking, project monitoring and evaluation, grant closeouts, and more. We ensure effective management and utilization of grants to achieve desired outcomes.
DDI’s mission is to build a society that provides equitable opportunities for self-actualization through economic empowerment and sustainable livelihood initiatives. Our values include accountability, transparency, dedication, commitment, honesty, integrity, empathy for the poor, humility, and professionalism.
Since its inception, DDI has worked in a total of 29 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. These states include Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and the FCT Abuja. We continue to explore opportunities to expand our projects’ reach and scope to all the states of Nigeria, depending on specific challenges, government readiness, private sector collaborations, and donor focus.

a. Donate: Individuals can contribute to DDI’s initiatives by making monetary donations. These donations help support the implementation of various development projects and empower communities in need. Information on how to donate can be found on our website.

b. Volunteer: DDI welcomes individuals who are passionate about making a difference to join as volunteers. Volunteers can contribute their time, skills, and expertise to support DDI’s programs and activities. Details on volunteer opportunities and how to get involved can be found on our website.

c. Spread Awareness: Help us create awareness about DDI and its mission by sharing information about our work through social media, word-of-mouth, and other channels. By spreading the word, you can help us reach more people and garner support for our initiatives.

d. Collaborate: DDI values collaborations with like-minded organizations, businesses, and individuals who share our vision of sustainable development and economic empowerment. If you represent an organization or have ideas for potential collaborations, please reach out to us through the contact information provided on our website.

e. Stay Informed: Keep yourself updated about DDI’s activities, projects, and events by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on social media. By staying informed, you can actively engage with our work and share the information with others.

f. Advocate: Be an advocate for the causes DDI supports, such as sustainable livelihoods, youth empowerment, and renewable energy. Use your voice to raise awareness about the importance of these issues and advocate for policies and actions that promote positive change.

g. Attend Events: Participate in DDI’s events, workshops, and conferences that are open to the public. These events provide opportunities to learn, network, and contribute to discussions on development initiatives and best practices.
– By being a part of DDI, whether through donation, volunteerism, advocacy, or collaboration, you can actively contribute to creating positive social impact and fostering sustainable development in Nigeria.

Do you have questions? Call or visit us.

+(234) 803 276 4536,
Suite D6, 3rd Floor, Rukayyat Plaza Plot 93, Obafemi Awolowo Way Jabi District, Abuja. Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.;


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