About Us

addu logoThe Institute for Socio-Economic Development Initiatives (ISEDI) envisions empowered communities and sustainable organizations by nurturing men and women to reach their full potentials and maximize their resources; are committed to serve God and the country, and are willing to become agents of change.

We are always open for collaboration. Call us and we can work with you on any of these projects:

• Enterprise Development • Environmental Planning and Management • Community Organizing • Institutional Strengthening • Project Monitoring and Evaluation • Area Development • Community Extension • Fund Management • Reforestation


We are here for the long haul…

community1Almost three decades – that’s how long we are in this development business – working with vulnerable communities: the upland farmers, subsistence fisherfolks, indigenous people, urban poor, micro-entrepreneurs, and yes, even the most economically challenged local government units (LGUs).

We focus on those things that matter most.  EMPOWERING people and their organizations so they can work together better.  DEVELOPING entrepreneurs so they can be their own boss, create employment and value to our local raw resources.  STRENGTHENING the capacities of LGUs so they can formulate more appropriate policies and make positive impact on their constituency.  GENERATING information through research and project monitoring and evaluation so development organizations and private corporations have solid basis for their interventions.

Our services include:
• Community Organizing
• Technology Transfer
• Technical and Management Training
• Marketing Assistance
• Linkage Building
• Capability building
• Enterprise Development
• Community-based Management Planning

Many trusted us to implement their development projects…

untitled1World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Canadian International Development Agency, European Union, US Agency for International Development and Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid – Netherlands have chosen us as their local partners.

DTI, DENR, BFAR, DAR, DSWD and Presidential Management Staf are some of the national government agencies we have worked with in the past.

For short term engagements, we were tapped by Philippine Environmental Governance Project, Upland Development Project, Agrarian Report Communities Project, Fisheries Resource Management Project and Natural Resources Management Program Community Forestry Project, among others.

We also partner with private corporations for their corporate social responsibilities activities.

Our experiences, our knowledge, our methods, our resources and our commitment + your deliverables at the level you most expected it – that’s how we got this far.

The Institute for Socio-Economic Development Initiatives (ISEDI)  – your preferred development partner in Mindanao.