Chandradip Development Society, 1999

Chandradip Development Society –CDS is a woman headed community development organization working since 2000 in the southern coastal belt region focusing disadvantaged community empowerment on social rights, service and disaster vulnerability reduction issues giving special attention to women and children. To ensure all kinds of possible development efforts for the most disaster porn vulnerable, disadvantaged, poverty stricken community people of this region, CDS-Chandradip Development Society has been established in 1st July 1999 by its present chief-executive along with other likeminded enthusiastic fellows as a not for profit, non political and community based voluntary organization with a motto ‘we ensure development for all’. CDS has been registered with the Department of Social Welfare, NGO Affairs Bureau, Jubo Unnayan Adhidaptar (Department of Youth Development), Women Affairs Bureau & Joint Stock Company. Environment, Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation, Humanitarian Service and Disaster Management is one of major program components of CDS. Since 2007 after SIDR & AILa hit in southern coastal belt region CDS was active with this program and strengthened its capacity gradually under different project implementation on Humanitarian, DRR & CCA issues. CDS also remarkably promoted its organizational stand on humanitarian & DRR issues under national & international alliance or networks and currently member of ELHNA, NAHAB, South Asia Disaster Management Forum. CDS responsed SIDR, AILA successfully through implementing USAID, Netherlands’ donor supported project. Oxfam Humanitarian Capacity Building Project –OHCB Project implementation as partnership with Oxfam contributed a lot to promote organizational capacity on Humanitarian response. As a result CDS successfully responsed cyclone ROANU at Tazumuddin, Bhola district under UNFPA assistance. Currently CDS has been implementing CCA project under MJF support & SIDA finance in one of climate vulnerable area Tazumudin Upazila, Bhola of coastal belt region for 4 years duration based on capacity of CDS in Disaster Management Program. Besides, Child Health & Nutrition; Safe Water Supply & Sanitation; Preserving Rights for Women & Children; Legal Aid Support and Education; Literacy Education for the Underprivileged; Food Security, Safety Net & Social Protection; Hazardous Child Labor Elimination & Rehabilitation; Health Rights Establishment Advocacy;  Combating Violence Against Women & Children; Strengthening Local Government Institutions, Establishing Agricultural Rights of the Women Farmers; HIV/AIDS Prevention among Young Generation; National Level Advocacy & Campaign etc are major program implementation experiences of CDS covering 95 unions in 15 upazilas of Barisal and Bhola District under Barisal Division supported by different international and national donor partners. CDS has its Project Offices in all the working area’s focal point of Barisal and Bhola District including the remote and char areas. The organization is equipped with capable, skilled and committed manpower, adequate facilities & materials, modern information technology system.

Geographical coverage of the organization:

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Current Working Areas of Chandradip Development Society –CDS:

District (s)

Upazila (s)


Barisal Sadar, Bakerganj, Mehendigonj, Babuganj, Banaripara, Uzirpur Hizla,Muladi, Agoilzara
(9 Upazillas)


Bhala Sadar, Borhanuddin, Lalmohon, Tazimuddin, Daulatkhan, Charfasion, Monpura
(7 Upazillas)

Geographical area of operation (past & ongoing):


Name of  District(s)

Name of the Upazilla(s)

Name of the Union(s)

Project Thematic Focus

Barisal Barisal Barisal Sadar Charbaria, char-kauwa, Tungibaria, Chandradmohon, karapur (5 unions including Barisal City Corporation) Livelihood & Food Security, Lactating Mothers Support, Food for All Campaign
Bakergonj Bharpasha, Rangasree, Kalaskathi, Padrishibpur, Niamoti, Darial, Kabai, Nalua (8 unions including Bakergonj Municipality) Livelihood & Food Security, Health Rights, WASH, Disaster Management MCHN, Child Protection & NFPE,
Mehendigonj Chanpur, Mehedigonj, Char-ek-karia, Dari-char-khajuria, Char-gopalpur, Alimabad, Jungalia (7 unions) WASH, NFPE, Disaster Management  & Food Security
Babugonj Madhabpasha, Chandpasha, Rahamatpur, Kedarpur, Jahangirnagar, Dehergati (6 unions) , Health Rights Advocacy & Female Farmers Campaign
Banaripara Banaripara, Chakhar, Salia-bakpur, Baishari, Syedkathi, Iluhar, Udaykathi, Bisarkandi (8 unions) Livelihood & Food Security
Uzirpur Guthia, Sikarpur, Bamrail, Borakotha, Jalla, Satla, Solok, Harta, Otra (9 unions) Health Rights Advocacy & Female Farmers Campaign
Muladi Muladi, Batamara, Charkhalekhan, Gasua, Kazirchar, Nazirpur, Safipur (7 unions NFE
Agoiljhara Goila, Ratnapur, Bgdha, Raziher,Bakal VGD
Bhola Bhola Sadar Rajapur, Bapta, Beduria, Bhelumia, Chairsomia, Elisha (6 uninons including Bhola Municipality ) Child Protection, DRM
Daulatkhan Modanpur, Charpata, Char Khalifa, Syedpur, Dakhin Joynagar, Uttar Joynagar (8 unions including Daulatkhan Municipality) SDLG,Climate Change Adaptation
Lalmohan Lalmohan, Badarpur (2 unions) SDLG,  Climate Change Adaptation  & DRM
Tazimuddin Sonapur, Boromologchara (2 unions SDLG,   Climate Change Adaptation & DRM
Borhanuddin Gangapur, Hasan Nagar, Kachia, Daula, Tobgi (5 unions including Borhandddin Municipality) SDLG,  Climate Change Adaptation  & DRM
Chafasion Aslampur, Char Kalmi, Char Madras, Char Manika, Hazariganj, Jinnaghar, Kukuri-Mukuri, Nilkamal, Nurabad, Osmanganj, Rasulpur, Eajpur, Jahanpur, Abdullahpur, Abubakarpur, Nazrul Nagar, Mujib Nagar, Dhalchar (19 unions) VGD,  Climate Change Adaptation  & DRM
Monpura Sakuchia, Monpura, Hajirhat (3 unions) SDLG,  Climate Change Adaptation  & DRM


Vision, Mission & Objectives:


  • To establish a sustainable development ensuring equal community participation


  • To ensure a hygienic & balanced environment for the safe growth of new generation


  • Develop equitable and sustainable development process for ensuring community participation for sustainable development of ultra poor, poor, and marginalized population of the community


  • To establish and uphold the social ad human rights of the disadvantaged and vulnerable community people.
  • To increase active involvement of the disadvantaged and vulnerable community
  • To develop capacity of vulnerable community of disaster porn areas to mitigate the magnitude of natural disasters for safe lives and reducing of damages.
  • To promote democratization process for creating opportunity to increase accountability and transparency of the different segments of stakeholders.
  • To make people understand and aware about the way and path for changing their lifestyle for the livelihood development of the ultra poor, poor and marginalized community.
  • To assist the vulnerable communities to increase family income by engaging them in alternative income generation activities.
  • To develop the capacity of the organization to provide need based back up support to achieve policy issues reliant to socio-political and cultural issues

Core values:
Values of Chandradip Development Society -CDS:

  • Equality & equity:

Our development goal is to ensure equal community participation and promoting equity in case of justice, rights and accessing opportunities;

  • Respect to community and local culture:

Give values to local culture, tradition & customs and use those in the development Programmes. We welcome and respect people’s opinion always;

  • Participation & ownership development:

Active participation of people allow them voice out their needs and establish ownership in the development Programmes;

  • Democratic practices:

Allow people to exercise their rights to elect right person for the right position as well as to ensure better access to services;

  • Believe on people’s potentiality and capacities:

Recognize people’s potentials and they can give best output if they are facilitated properly and recognizing people’s contribution

  • Professionalism & service:

We provide the highest level of professional service and support to all our stakeholders;

  • Team work:

Everyone of the organization is equally important; group effort is the working technique to ensure maximum and effective outputs. We support and equip each team member for job success;

  • Good governance, accountability and transparency:

Operating organization and its activities in accordance with the policies, provisions and methods ensuring highest transparency at all levels;

  • Holistic approach (total/100%coverage):

Working with all segments of people is much better than an individual peace-meal;

  • Address disadvantage/disable:

Disadvantaged are most vulnerable and neglected by the community. They cannot establish their rights or protection without facilitation support from external sources;

  • Gender sensitive:

Participation of men and women are equally important for all development Programmes

  • Zero tolerance:

We do exercise ‘0’ level tolerance in case of any sorts of violence against women and children

  • Innovation:

We embrace ideas that move us forward and serve our stakeholders;

  • Environment friendly:

Environment should be preserved friendly for all living creature.


  • Community led sustainable development
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Measureable impact
  • Integrity


Chandradip Development Society –CDS has a General Committee comprising of 21 members and an Executive Committee comprising of 9 members. General Committee sits twice in a year and Executive Committee sits quarterly. Following sound democratic organizational constitution at every two years the General Committee arranges a fare election under the direct supervision of Social Welfare representative & elect Executive Committee members with their portfolio. The 7 members’ executive committee is the governing body of CDS and the elected Executive Committee is in charge for two years for all kinds of procedures & management of the organization. The Executive Director is responsible to ensure organizational accomplishment of the provisions of committee policies on “Results and Priorities” within the boundaries of prudence and ethics. The Executive Director always be responsible and accountable to EC and GC. Through organizing quarterly meeting the ED informed and shared all ins & outs of organization. Besides, the EC meets when as necessary to make plans or decisions called by the ED. The General Committee of CDS plays advisory role in assisting the EC to make organization more transparent, accountable and strong capacitated. The Executive Director with assistance of EC takes decision on overall management, planning & implementation procedures of all the activities of the organization and appoints all staff according to its necessity

Composition of GC & EC of CDS

Category of the Members




General Committee




Executive Committee




Composition of CDS Governing Body: 





Number of years involved  with organization
Khadiza Begum Chairman High School Teacher


4 years

Linkon Bayen Vice-Chairman Development Worker



Jahanara Begum Shapna Secretary Development Worker


15 years

G.M Mazaharul Alam Treasurer Development Worker


1 year

Advocate Paresh Chandra Dey Executive Member Lawyer


2 years

Adward Rabin Ballav Executive Member Development Worker


6 years

Sibani Chowdhary Executive Member College Tacher


2 Years

Website: Currently inactive

Contact Person & Address:
Jahanara Begum Shapna
Executive Director
Chandradip Development Society –CDS
Munir Bug, Nazir Mahallah, Hospital Road, Barisal
Contact No.: 01712 001088 (cell)