Human Development Initiatives (HDI) was conceived in 1996. It had its first public event in 1997 and was registered as a not for profit organisation in 1998. The main objectives of the organisation are to build human capacity with emphasis on development; promote human development ideals; propagate and disseminate information on human development ideals and civic education at the grassroots and other levels of education; engage in developmental/educational activities such as research studies, seminars, conferences, street law programmes; investigate social malaise, prepare reports and publication.

HDI’s clients comprise women-especially widows, youths and teenagers – especially in-school adolescents, and children especially those in worst forms of labour. In fulfillment of its objectives, the organisation provides five broad category of services to its clients.