The Organization:

 

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.

Vision:

To promote ecological balance and create harmony between human and nature

Mission:

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.

 

Objectives:

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.

Registration

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.

 

Awards:

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

2.Livelihoods

3.Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

4.Clean/Solar Energy

5.Water and Sanitation

6.Wildlife Conservation and Protection

7.Women and Child Rights

8.Gender Development

9.Relief and Rehabilitation:

10.Seminar/Conference

11.Consultancy

12.Nature shop

13.Nature trip

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;

  

Members

International Living Lakes Network

Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)

GOBESHONA

Global Network of Civil Society Organization for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Wetland Link International (WLI)

Energy Globe Award

NatureForAll

Connect4Climate

AidHub

AVPN

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

Netzkraft Movement

GREENWILL FOR A GREEN GLOBE

The Communication Imitative Network

  

Collaborators

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

Balipara Foundation

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  • JoinedJuly 2017
  • OccupationChief Executive, Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)
  • HometownKhulna
  • Current cityKhulna
  • CountryBangladesh

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