Welcome to the website of Ethnic Community Development Organization-ECDO.
ECDO is a voluntary development organization working for and with the indigenous people of Sylhet Division of North Eastern part of Bangladesh.
ECDO was founded by some members of the indigenous community in December 2002, and all of ECDO’s staff are indigenous people. At present ECDO is working with the beneficiary of ethnic groups in three upazillas of Sylhet district; Jaintapur, Goainghat and Sylhet. ECDO’s target is to be working with all of the indigenous people of Sylhet division.
ECDO envisages a society where empowered, educated, aware and culturally diverse indigenous groups are able to ensure their own human development free from discrimination, poverty and exploitation. ECDO’s mission is to assist indigenous communities in working for a positive and sustainable change for those deprived of rights and opportunities by implementing both service delivery and rights based approaches. ECDO implements its activities in a fully participatory and bottom-up approach with an emphasis on empowerment from within indigenous communities. We are funded by several international organizations, including VSO Bangladesh, Oxfam GB, Manusher Jonno Foundation-MJF and Concern Universal Bangladesh.
Please follow the links on the left to learn more about ECDO’s work and impact. ECDO also works with academics to produce high-quality research on indigenous communities, so if you would like to learn more about the lives and cultures of the indigenous people of North Eastern Bangladesh, please browse our resources section, and get in contact with ECDO. We also have posted some pictures of our work in that section.
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