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Community-based sustainable development of the Sundarbans coastal ecosystem in Bangladesh
by Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation (CCEC) (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
NGO CCEC (REGD 1085) is registered by the NGO Affairs Bureau, government of Bangladesh with vision, mission and value as follow:

@Vision: Community-based sustainable development of the Sundarbans coastal ecosystem in Bangladesh

@Mission: Environmental sustainability of the Sundarbans coastal ecosystem and poverty reduction of climate-vulnerable communities through grass-roots participation.

@Value: Raising the voices of people from grassroots, community-based action empowering women.

CCECs main activities are based on following thematic areas:

As part of the constitution of the organization, CCEC is committed to conserve mangrove Bangladesh Sundarbans involving Sundarbans coastal communities, especially by educating and training the Sundarbans resource dependent communities and teacher-student-parent networks of schools. By now the organization has developed training manuals, booklet, poster, leaflets on Sundarbans conservation and trained thousands of resource dependent community and teachers by using the education materials inviting resource person from the forest department and senior authority of the schools.

The organization has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a number of government and non government agencies such as, Soil Resources Development Institute (SRDI), Center for Integrated Studies on the Sundarbans (CISS), Khulna University, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) & Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) to facilitate the project and community development activities.

A nine member Executive Committee is the highest authority of the organization headed by the Chairman following by the constitution of the organization exists for every five years. A Project Management Team is formed involving executive committee member to oversee and follow up the project activities. Income and expenditure is audited annually by a certified Audit Farm approved by the government.
Progress reports
Educate 4000 Sundarbans Resource Harvesters on Sustainable harvesting practices by 2022.
48 km roadside tree plantation involving 575 beneficiaries consists of 2300 family members (July, 2008); Existence of at least 28000-30000 mangrove species {7 mangrove species: kewra (Sonneratia apetala), bain (Avicennia afficinalis), kankra (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza), passur (xylocarpus mekongenis), sundri (Heritiera fomes), khalisha (Aegiceras corniculatum), and golpata (Nypa fruticans)} boosted through plantation and regeneration, by leasing out 57 acres of land from BWDB in partnership with 150 Mangrove Protection Society Members.
Group/Association formation of Sundarbans Resource Harvesters (320 families of Mongla & Dacope Upazilla) integrating Development of Bangladesh Sundarbans Handicraft involving 70 rishi minority, 25 indigenous munda and 30 tiger-widow communities (Shyamnagar UPZ).
Development of Environmental Education (EE) consisting of teachers manual, students booklet, flipchart; about 800 primary school teachers have so far been trained as trainers, using EE package.
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Funding from AGIRE/WWF Italy and UNEP/Thailand Environment Institute ( start 1, April 2009- end 31 March, 2010- USD 30000
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Funding from Bangladesh Forest Department
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Funding from Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD)
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Funding support amount 12500 USD from The Netherlands Embassy Dhaka (start date- start date 1ST November 1998- End date 31 August 1999) and Mangroves For The Future (MFF) and WWF (Start date 15 May 2012 to End date Oct, 2013)
Basic information
Time-frame: November 1998 - December 2022
CAFOD- Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (NGO), IUCN- International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IGO)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
900 Sundarbans Resource Dependent Communities, 800 Primary School teacher, student and parents
Contact information
Mowdudur Rahman, Mr. , mowdud.ccec@gmail.com, 880 41 810982
Khulna, Bangladesh
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