Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO is a Bangladeshi organization working to spread the message about the need for environmental conservation – to ensure the protection of biological diversity and ecological balance. Since the official formation of ESDO in 1990, we have focused on generating knowledge amongst the wider community about how human activity can negatively impact on the environment of Bangladesh. As a service oriented non-profit, non-government organization, ESDO strives to improve the livelihoods, the socio-economic status and simultaneously the environmental education of some of the most vulnerable communities in Bangladesh. ESDO invests in the people to care for the environment through providing essential inputs and capacity building. Environmental and Social Development Organization want to ensure self-reliant rural communities who live in harmony with their environment.
The mission of ESDO is to promote and encourage an environmental movement through a participatory democratic framework involving diverse social groups, and to assist them with ideas, information, and leadership for promoting a safe and sustainable environment.
The vision of ESDO is to see Bangladesh achieve the Millennium Development Goals, and in contributing to this works to: Protect the environment; Reduce poverty; Increase literacy rates and education; Empower women in rural communities, and Improve sanitation and health services.