Coastal Development Partnership

Promoting Peace and Progress

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Programmatic Intervention

CDP has been implementing various pro-poor, gender sensitive project implementation, multidisciplinary action research & evidence based policy advocacy to ensure sustainable livelihood of the poor, safeguard biodiversity & ecosystem including the Sundarban Mangrove Forest, reduce climate change vulnerabilities & wetlands degradation, ensure food sovereignty, and establish poor people’s rights over the common ecosystem services, biodiversity & natural resources. Although CDP was established through grassroots environmental movement, it recognizes that environmental problems cannot be solved without addressing the interrelationships between the environment and development, population, and economics.

1. Climate Change, Environmental Justice & Conservation (Climate ECO)

 Program Of Coastal Bangladesh CDP The Climate Change, Environmental Justice & Conservation (Climate ECO) Program Unit addresses both root causes and associated barriers linked with the Climate Change & environment through effective and active participation of the poor, socially excluded & most vulnerable communities. It aims to increase capacity of the poor people to cope with the effects of climate change, reduce the risks of natural disasters and increase their resilience. The Climate ECO Program focuses on the process and seeking ways to involve the community in planning, decision-making and implementing adaptation actions to address immediate climate change vulnerabilities.


2. Climate Resilient Community Development (Climate RECODE)

Coastal Bangladesh Climate Resilient Community Development (Climate RECODE) Program is a community-driven approach for strengthening local ownership of local problems and solutions, as well as designing actions to deal with identified climate change challenges in the rural and urban communities.The Climate RECODE program put emphasis on increasing social capital (quality and depth of relationships among the community members) and human capital (competence to create and re-discover local resources for livelihood survival) without squandering natural capital (Biodiversity & Ecosystem) incorporating community knowledge partnership as the guiding principles. Development of eco-region specific local adaptive capacity is important for addressing & monitoring the actual impacts of climate change in different parts of the country.


6. Knowledge Management and Information Technology (KIT)

Knowledge Management CDP supports the development of media, information and technology resources to advance human achievement and understanding. Indigenous Ethno-botanical knowledge Managementcan serve as an effective development tool to improve the living conditions of indigenous communities without degrading the environment. Proper documentation of ethno-botanical knowledge produces a written cultural heritage that can be passed on from generation to generation.

3. Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD)

Climate Change Education by Coastal Development Partnership

The process of the greening carbon-addicted economy both at global and national would not be accelerated without qualified climate professional and such process require specialized climate change education for taking actions to solve real-life problems linked with climate change. Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) is about the development of Climate Resilient capacity- thus increasing the abilities of individuals, groups or organizations to address opportunities, risks or vulnerabilities associated with climate change.


7. Aid Accountability, IFIs Watch & Development Effectiveness (AID)

Aid Accountability, IFIs Watch TheAid Accountability, IFIs Watch and Development Effectiveness (AID) Program Unit addresses the major governance challenges for Bangladesh such as poor deliveries of basic services, corruption, lack of transparency, inefficient parliamentary oversight, and weak public institutional accountability etc. CDP facilitates citizen’s participation to improve the effectiveness and quality of Government decisions. CDP Development Effectiveness activities include monitoring the quality and evaluate the impact of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs)supported government program as well as the IFI role in policy reform using grants and loans on the various conditions in the context of good governance.Through this program unit, CDP hasproven herself as an activist and peoples’ advocate organization both in the national and international arena.

4. Social Peace, Economic Justice & People’s Empowerment (SEE)

Social Peace, Economic Justice in coastal bangladesh The Social Peace, Economic Justice & People’s Empowerment (SEE) Program Unit is working with the poor communities & their supportive grassroots NGOs/CBOs to build their capacity for promoting social peace and economic justice by reducing social conflict regarding use of natural resources within and across generations.CDP is one of the pioneer NGO in terms of working with the indigenous “Munda” people to promote their identity and raise their unheard voices to the Policy makers as well as in the national development agendas' since inception in 1997.


8. Innovative Community Micro-Enterprise (INCOME)

Innovative Community Micro-Enterprise Innovative Community Micro-Enterprise (INCOME) is a specialized form of community-based organization that has both commercial and social aims and objectives. INCOME is a process by which poor people build profitable business organizations with value chain approach & partnerships with ecological responsibility. The INCOME Program manages CDP Organic & Rural Development Enterprise (CORE) as an income generating project and Community Micro-Enterprise Resource Centre (COMMERCE) as the capacity building project.

5. Reorganizing & Empowering Person with Disabilities (RED)

Reorganizing and Empowering Person with Disabilities in coastal Bangladesh CDP has taken the challenge for empowering the people with disabilities through partnership with Disabled People’s Organizations. CDP RED Program aims to ensuring that disabled people are always included and consulted on all matters, so that they can fully participate in society as “Differently Able Person (DAP)”.

9. Gender-sensitive Research, Education, Advocacy & Training (GREAT)

Gender-sensitive Research, Education CDP supports research to strengthen social values for building healthy, pluralistic societies. CDP perceives that knowledge empowerment process could enhance the self-identity and social recognition of women regarding their contribution as a person as well as for keeping development ahead by nurturing future generations.