Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO is a non-profit and non-government organization based in Bangladesh. It is 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. 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 by providing essential inputs and capacity building. As a pioneer organization to ban Plastic Bags in Bangladesh, we want to ensure self-reliant urban and rural communities who live in harmony with their healthy 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, sustainable, and toxic-free world.
The vision of ESDO is to see Bangladesh, as well as all developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, achieved the Sustainable Development Goals, and in contributing to this works to protect and conserve the nature and life from toxic and plastic pollution; reduce poverty; increase literacy and education; empower women in rural communities, and improve sanitation and health services through sustainable environmental livelihood.