Working for Socio-Economic and Cultural Development of Disadvantaged Coastal Communities in Bangladesh.

Community Development Centre (CODEC)


Since its establishment in 1985 as a people centered development organization, CODEC has been growing and evolving into efficient and effective non-governmental development organization in the coastal area of Bangladesh.

CODEC has been pursuing its development as community efforts through getting involve and fully participate in the social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of their development. CODEC learned through experience that poverty in coastal area is a composite syndrome of deprivation, discrimination, inequality, violence and non-accessibility to information, services and resources. Hence, its eradication requires a holistic development approach. As a community focused organization, CODEC realizes development is a complex process requiring a strong dedication to involve, learning, and being professionally responsive to the needs of disadvantaged men, women, children and adolescents.

Vision: A prosperous, empowered and healthy coastal communities with equal rights, dignity and social justice irrespective of caste, creed and gender.

Mission: CODEC is committed to;
i. Empower the disadvantaged coastal communities by undertaking appropriate socio-economic development interventions such as community institution building and leadership development, micro-finance programme, quality education, health awareness, environmental promotion, climate response activities and upliftment of social justice.
ii. Initiate and implement organization development and human resource development to enhance and develop organizational, technical and management skills of both CODEC staff members and community leaders.
iii. Undertake innovative activities as per situational needs and national priorities for the interest of the coastal communities.

                Latest News and Issues:

                1. CODEC Organizational Profile [Download]
                2. CODEC Auditl Report: 2013 [Download]
                3. CODEC Annual Report: 2012-2013 [Download]
                4. CODEC E-News [Download]


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