The Bangladesh Environment and Development Society is a non-profit, non-government, development organization committed to maintain ecological balance and create harmony between humans and nature.
BEDS was established for solving complex environmental and social problems in Bangladesh such as the adverse impacts of global warming, unsustainable use of natural resources, drinking water crisis, Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem and biodiversity destruction, increasing uses of dirty energy, gender inequity and human rights violation etc. BEDS is contributing to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
General Members: 39
Executive Committee Members: 07
History of the Organization
Established on July 26, 2010 when an enlightened group of environmentalists, activists, academics, researchers and nature lovers came together from different disciplines and areas of society with the idea of advocating to protect the ever-degrading environment and ecosystem of Bangladesh for establishing a unique organization BEDS (Bangladesh Environment and Development Society) to work with the grassroots-level. The organization promotes the long-term co-existence of people and natural ecosystems on our planet, creating harmony among all living beings. The strategy of BEDS is to establish networking and partnership among local, national and international government and non-government organizations, individuals, donors, research institutes, universities for solving the regional social and environmental problems by the local people without harming the ecosystem.
To promote ecological balance and create harmony between human and nature
To build the capacity of the most vulnerable communities in the region to ensure sustainable use of natural resources, provide eco-friendly means of living, reduce the adverse effects of climate change and improve their socio-economic condition while maintaining the ecological balance.
1.Advocate to preserve existing natural treasures;
2.Conduct research to maintain the ecological balance;
3.Reduce the adversities arising from climate change;
4.Provide sources for clean energy;
5.Implement disaster risk-reduction strategies among the most vulnerable communities;
6.Establish human rights through good governance;
7.Create livelihoods opportunities for the most vulnerable populations;
8.Improve integrated water resource management and eco-habitat;
9.Ensure proper water, sanitation and hygiene within communities; and
10.Enhance women’s empowerment by emphasizing equitable development.
In 2013 BEDS was registered from the NGO Affairs Bureau, Prime Minister's Office, Government of Bangladesh. In 2011 BEDS was registered from the Department of the Social Service under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of Bangladesh.
BEDS has completed more than 50 projects and received the following prestigious awards: Energy Globe National Award in 2018; Annual Balipara Foundation Award in 2018; Divisional Environmental Award in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; Top20 District Development Award in 2018. In addition, one of the BEDS implemented projects "Eco Village in Bangladesh" has been selected to be showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai's Global Best Practice Program.
Sectors of Interest:
BEDS have been working to develop the capacity of the local people for long term co- existence between human and nature. BEDS is interested to work on the following sectors;
1.Environment and Ecosystem
3.Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
5.Water and Sanitation
6.Wildlife Conservation and Protection
7.Women and Child Rights
9.Relief and Rehabilitation:
14.Indigenous knowledge and culture
Network and Partnership
Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has strong network with government of Bangladesh as well as others regional, national and international organizations. Our donors, partners, collaborators and networking organizations is given bellow;
International Living Lakes Network
Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)
Global Network of Civil Society Organization for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
Wetland Link International (WLI)
Energy Globe Award
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net)
Global Alliance for Clean Cook stoves
Global Water Partnership (GWP)
Poverty and conservation (PCLG)
The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)
Water Action Hub
GREENWILL FOR A GREEN GLOBE
The Communication Imitative Network
Department of Forest, Government of Bangladesh
Department of Education, Government of Bangladesh
Department of Environment, Government of Bangladesh
Department of Fisheries, Government of Bangladesh
NGO Portal, Khulna District, Khulna, Government of Bangladesh
Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI)
CISS of Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh
Local Government of Bangladesh
Khulna City Corporation
Mangrove Action Project
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