CYINDEP was established in 2009 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Greek Cypriot NGDO Platform ‘The Development’ and the Turkish Cypriot Platform Cyprus NGO Network. CYINDEP is the umbrella organization of two Development NGO platforms supporting the work of 25 Non Governmental Development Organizations (NGDOs) from all across the island. Our mission is to bring together NGDOs working on international development issues and active global citizenship, to assist them inbuilding their capacity, improve the effectiveness of their work and advocacy, as well as to network more effectively both locally and globally. CYINDEP is a member of the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD), whose membership includes 18 international networks and 28 national associations from EU Member States representing thus more than 1800 European NGOs. Individual organisations, members of CYINDEP, participate in a number of CONCORD working groups and events, with a view to playing a more active role at the European level, representing the interests and concerns of all Cypriot development NGOs.