Members in Bangladesh

Spotted deer leaping across a creek, Sunderbans, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
Mission: A non-governmental, non-profit research, implementing and policy institute established in 1986. It works on the issues of natural resource management through community participation, good governance, poverty alleviation and economic growth as approaches for addressing sustainable development. Over the years it has emerged as a leading research and policy institute in Bangladesh at the local, national, regional and global level.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Education, Scientific Research, Sustainable Development
Contact Person: Dr Atiq Rahman, Executive Director
Address: House No. 10, Road 16A
Gulshan 1
Dhaka 1212
Tel: +880 (2) 885-1237, 885-1986, 885-2217, 01711-591066(M.)
Fax: +880 (2) 885-1417
Email: /

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
Aims are to: promote equitable environmental and ecological order to sustain development and conserve resources; develop appropriate environmental jurisprudence in Bangladesh using legal mechanisms; ensure public accountability of resource management agencies by enforcing various laws and policies; eradicate the incompatibilities existing between customary and other rights and to strengthen institutional capabilities; and to foster public participation in development programmes.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change
Contact Person: Ms Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Director (Programme)
Address: House Nº 15 A
Road No. 3, Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1205
Tel: +880 (2) 861-4283
Fax: +880 (2) 861-2957
Email:  /

Bangladesh POUSH
An NGO founded in 1985 and involved in the protection and improvement of the physical and cultural environment in Bangladesh. Based in Dhaka but working mainly in the Cox`s Bazar area. Main focus is on implementation of field projects.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change
Contact Person: Dr Sanowar Hossain Sarker, President
Address: Bangladesh Poush
10/10 Iqbal Road (2nd Floor), Block-A
Dhaka –1207
Tel: +880 (2) 811-2430
Fax: +880 (2) 811-5386
Email: /

Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)
Main objects are poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change, Management and Planning, Food and Agriculture, Forests and Forestry, Sustainable Development
Contact Person: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson
Address: 75 Mohakhali
Dhaka 1212
Fax: +880(2)8823542

Bolipara Nari Kalyan Somity (BNKS)
Bolipara Women`s Welfare Association
To empower poor and vulnerable people especially the women through programmes towards building capacity and utilization of local resources to meet their needs using skilled, trained and experienced staff.
Contact Person: Ms Hla Shing Nue, Executive Director
Address: Sadipara, Bandarban
Bandarban Hill District
Bandarban 4600
Tel: +880 361 62-944, 880 361 63-179, 880 361 62-660
Fax: +880 361 63-179

Brotee Samaj Kallyan Sangstha (Brotee) / Brotee Social Welfare Organization
Mission: Through People’s Action Research (Gono Gobeshona) strengthen democracy; build protection and participation of women and the ‘vulnerable’ (ethnic and religious minority) and alleviate ‘water poverty’ through right to safe drinking water and arsenic mitigation as peoples’ basic right to life.
Contact Person: Ms Sharmeen Soneya Murshid, Chief Executive Officer
Address: House No 6 (Apt No 5C & 5D),
Road No 14/A, Sector No 4, Uttara
Tel: +880(2)8933743, 01713-037492
Fax: 88-02-8960498

Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services
To support the management of natural resources for sustainable socio-economic development using integrated environmental analysis, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and information technology.
Contact Person: Mr. Giasuddin Ahmed Choudhury , Executive Director, CEGIS
Address: House 6, Road 23/C, Gulshan , Dhaka
1212, Bangladesh
Tel: +880(2)8821570-71, 8817648-52
Fax: +880(2)8855935, +880 2 8823128

Center for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS)
Mission is to conduct research, studies and actions towards restoration, conservation and management of environment and natural resources involving the community, people and NGOs for sustainable development in Bangladesh. Goal is to join with others in influencing the national strategy in directions that support a process of sustainable development, building on rather than destroying the nation`s environmental resources.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change, Management and Planning, Monitoring and Assessment, Scientific Research, Sustainable Development.
Contact Person: Dr Md. Mokhlesur Rahman, Vice-Chairperson, NC of IUCN Member & Executive Director
Address: House 19/B, Road 16, Block B, Banani,
Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh
Tel: +880 (2) 988-6154
Fax: +880 (2) 988-0928
Email: /

Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation
CCEC has the following objcetives: to mobilize local resources and disseminate messages on environmental conservation with particular focus on biological conservation; to work with local people to develop environmental ethics, skills, attitudes and commitment to environmental concerns; to initiate, identify and make public environmental problems; to assist in the promotion of actions for environmental protection; and to exercise management practices for the sustainable use of natural resources empowering indigenous knowledge, local initiatives and grass-roots participation.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Indigenous Peoples, Parks and Protected Areas, Sustainable Development
Contact Person: Mr Mowdudur Rahman, Director
Address: House #93 Road #2
Sonadanga R/A
Khulna 9000, Bangladesh
Tel: +880 (41) 810-982

Centre for Sustainable Development (CFSD)
Mission: Mission is to elaborate and/or implement policies, plans, programmes and projects in sustainable development in Iran and other developing countries, through a participatory approach with local communities and, where necessary, collaborative management of local communities with experts, government and international institutions and other stakeholders. The end result will be twin: practical, concrete improvements in both the health of ecosystems and species, and a better quality of life for humans that depend on them.
Expertise: Policy , Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples, Social Sciences and Socio-economic Issues, Species, Sustainable Development
Contact Person: Mr. Mahfuz Ullah, Councillor IUCN & Secretary General
Address: House 8/6 (1st Floor), Block B, Lalmatia
Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207
Tel: +880 (2) 911-6037, 911-9126, 01713-017227(M.)
Fax: +880 (2) 913-0083
Email: /

Coastal Area Resource Development and Management Association (CARDMA)
The objective of CARDMA, which was founded in 1987, is to promote sustainable and integrated development and the conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change
Contact Person: Ms Hasna J. Moudud, President
Address: 159 Gulshan Avenue
Dhaka 1212
Tel: +880 (2) 988-8694
Fax: +880 (2) 882-2676

Development of Biotechnology & Environmental Conservation Centre (DEBTEC)
Mission: 1. To aim in advancement of Biotechnology and Environmental Concerns for Public goods.
2. To assist commercialization of research results concerning environmental degradation, conservation aspect and Agricultura1 Biotechnology.
3. To extend support for the use of innovative homegrown technology.
4. To offer assistance to activities that relate to teaching/research/training on Biotechno1ogy.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change, Tenure and use rights, Forest, Markets and Incentives, Poverty Reduction.
Contact Person: Dr. Ferdousi Begum, Plant Biotechnologist, Executive Director
Address: House N°90, Road N° 11/A
Dhanmondi R/A
Dhaka 1209
Tel: +880 (2) 811-4827
Fax: +880 (2) 811-5155

Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO)
ESDO was established with a clear mission to develop the country`s socio-economic & physical empowerment and work towards self-sustaining peace, safety for nature and life through advocacy & lobbying. With this goal, ESDO has organized and supported a large environmental movement in Bangladesh since the early `90S.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change
Contact Person: Dr. Shahriar Hossain, Secretary General (ESDO)
Address: House N° 8/1
Block C, Lalmatia
Dhaka 1207
Tel: +880 (2) 912-2729
Fax: +880 (2) 913-0017
Email: /  

Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB)
Mission: FEJB aims at creating awareness among the people to help maintain a friendly environment sharing professional know-how, capacity-building through training, workshops, seminars, field-trip programmes, publishing environmental reports, photo news and commentaries, regular newsletters and books, and making television and radio programmes. It promotes public-awareness of environmental issues, particularly working to organise dialogue with decision-makers and planners on environmental issues.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change
Contact Person: Mr. Quamrul Islam Chowdhury
Chairman Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB)
Address: 42/1, Kha Segun Bagicha
Dhaka 1000
Tel: +880 (2) 933-0354
Fax: +880 (2) 933-6987

Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF)
Policy, Climate Change
Contact Person: Mr. Mesbah ul Alam , Secretary
Address: Bangladesh Secretariat
Tel: +880 (2) 716-0481
Fax: +880 (2) 716-9210
Email:  /

Nature Conservation Management (NACOM)
Mission: Aims are: nature conservation for a better life; conservation of biodiversity and resource management; participatory community-based ecosystem management; awareness creation and human resource development for nature conservation.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change, Biodiversity, Monitoring and Assessment, Parks and Protected Areas, Sustainable Development
Contact Person: Dr Abdur Rob Mollah, Chairman, Nature Conservation Management (NACOM)
Address: No. 41/1, Flat-A5,
Block-A, Road No. 1, Niketan,
Tel: +880 (2) 8832073
Fax: +880 (2) 8832103

To create opportunities for sustainable resource management, livelihood security, geneder equity and human rights among the socially underprivileged communities
Contact Person: Mr Mostafa Nuruzzaman, Director
Address: House No. 157, Road No. 1
Mujgunni R/A
Khulna 9000
Tel: +880 (41) 860-329
Fax: +880 (41) 762-305
Email:  /


Unnayan Onneshan (UO)
Mission: The mission is to champion innovation for exploring paths of social transformation towards a world, free from poverty, injustice, gender inequality and environmental degradation.
Contact person: Mr Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir
Address: 16/2, Indira Road, Farmgate
Tel: +88 02 815 8274
Fax: +88 02 815 9135

Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh (WTB)
To protect the natural heritage of Bangladesh.
Contact Person: Mr. Md. Anwarul Islam, Chief Executive Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh
Address: Cosmos Centre
69/1 New Circular Road, Malibagh
Dhaka 1217
Tel: +880 (2) 966-1920 ext 7593