CESPAD is a Kenyan NGO whose mission is to narrow the gap in accessing opportunities so that all people can enjoy a better life in a transformed society by stopping the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. . It has been involved in alignment to the New Constitution with respect to provision of water and sanitation services and financing mechanism for rural settings.

CESPAD has also been involved in water and sanitation, health, education, poverty, gender, and natural resoucres’ governance programs in Kenya and several other African countries. In addition CESPAD has been committed to the understanding of the social, economic and cultural dynamics that have led to decline in people’s living standards, and innovate a national movement for self-criticism and forward looking development by the people with the support of the county and national Governments, the private sector, the civil society and other partners.