ECDO is a non-government and not-for-profit voluntary organization working for the development of different indigenous communities in Sylhet Division.
ECDO is a non-government and not-for-profit voluntary organization working for the development of different indigenous communities in Sylhet Division, the northeastern corner of Bangladesh.
Our aim is to ensure the realization of equality and empowerment amongst indigenous peoples and to eliminate the discrimination against these communities from mainstream society.
ECDO has extremely good links with the leaders of local indigenous communities, and as we are indigenous people ourselves, ECDO benefits from having a unique link and bond of trust with its target beneficiaries, and thus greater access in to indigenous communities than might be enjoyed by other, non-indigenous organizations. We utilize this advantage by involving the communities as much as possible in all decision-making processes, and we operate a right-based approach to development.
Our philosophy is to utilize everything from high-quality academic research to regular open-forum discussions in villages to try to understand the situation and needs of the indigenous people, and we always attempt to make their analyses as participatory as possible, to ensure a sense of community empowerment, ownership, and long-term sustainability to the projects.
From its inception, ECDO has formed its mission and vision from the opinions and needs of the indigenous people themselves.
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.
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