Coastal Development Partnership (CDP) is a not-for-profit, public interest serving progressive development & environmental activist organization, working in Bangladesh. On January 01, 1997, CDP was instituted as a coordinating secretariat for a network of NGOs trying to relieve the sufferings of the people of the waterlogged areas in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. Begun as an information exchange and meeting place for advocacy NGOs, gradually CDP become part of the broader environmental movement. CDP has achieved expertise to assist both national & international development process on Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Sustainable Agriculture, Responsible Aquaculture, Pro-poor Environmental Governance, Biodiversity & Nature Conservation, Women Rights & monitoring International Financial Institutions and UN negotiations. CDP works with socially excluded, extreme poor people, & marginalized indigenous community and grassroots NGOs/CBOs to make a positive difference to the lives of the marginalized indigenous people, rural & coastal poor.
CDP actions address root causes (climate change, disaster, drought, deforestation, social conflict, unplanned shrimp firming, lack of alternative livelihood options, mangrove forest degradation, salinity intrusion, violation of human rights, chemical-based agriculture, irresponsible aquaculture and water logging) of the livelihood problems, human insecurity and environmental degradation of different ecosystems in Bangladesh.
CDP promotes community-based knowledge management practices for sustainable livelihood, vibrant culture & healthy ecosystem. CDP continuously monitor adverse affects of WTO & IFIs (ADB, World Bank) projects in Bangladesh. CDP also works with the leading academic institutions, local government, beneficiaries, and civil society groups for technical support and accelerating advocacy initiatives.