About IED

The Institute for Environment and Development (IED) is a non-profit organization committed for developing and promoting active citizenship among civil society members including community people with special emphasis to the poor, women, youths and minorities (ethnic and religious). It was established in 1995 and is registered with the Government of Bangladesh under the Directorate of Social Welfare of Government of Bangladesh and NGO affairs Bureau of Government of Bangladesh.

IED has strong presence in the area of the rights of indigenous people, women empowerment, community awareness raising, strengthening Union Parishad and Pourasava and its standing Committees, information dissemination, campaign, civic rights awareness, education system and curricula development, youth development, women empowerment, advocacy/lobbying, training and capacity building of government, semi-government, autonomous bodies and local government representatives through implementing various projects over the last couple of years.

Recent Affairs

Mini Hembrom an IP HRD young girl dreams to venture beauty parlor

Mini Hembrom is an energetic and dynamic young girl. She got admitted to class XIII. But she could no longer pursue her study. John Hembrom, father of Mini was died 5 years back. Their family consists of 3 sisters and Mother Maria Mardy and she is the second one among the sisters. There is no male member among the 4 members’ family. They built semi concrete house at 6.6 decimal lands at Mohishbathan, Rajpara in Rajshahi. Her father was automobile View More


Dilruba Akter represented poor people through contesting in local government election

‘My dream is not small due to born in slum, Madam. It is my dream that one day I will stand beside the slum people. I observed and felt closely that poor people suffer a lot. My father is a poor person too. Hence, I understand and feel their hardship and sufferings closely’- tears roll down from her cheeks while saying Dilruba Akter. She is the president of Shuktara women group at Ralirmour in Mymensingh City. She is a steady View More


Arju changed her economic condition

At present Arju earns Tk. 1000/- (one thousand) monthly from her tailoring profession. She is the member of Samata women group of Kristopur area under Mymensingh municipality. She was born in 1992 and her father’s name is Md. Ajil Mia and mother is Najma Begum. Currently she is 26 years old. She is the eldest among her 6 siblings. She was married off with Manik Hossain at the age of 13 in the poverty stricken family. Her husband is a View More


Swapna returns to her family

There is a women group named Samakal women group that is located at Pagladah area, Jashore. IED jashore runs awareness program with that women group. The group members are vibrant to take initiatives to make protest against injustices and inconsistencies being occurred in the areas or group members’ family. Shiuly, one of the group members married off her daughter Swapna at Jhumurpur. Ripon, husband of Swapna is a mason by occupation. Their marriage life is about 8 years. Swapna has one View More


Capacity development of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)

IED organized two daylong training on human rights and advocacy for HRDs during April 5-6, 2019 at IED office, Dhaka. Total 20 Adivasi youth comprising Khasi, Garo, Mahato, Manipuri, Marma and Tripura communities studying at colleges and universities in Dhaka received the training. The training was conducted by biodiversity researcher Mr. Pavel Partha. In the opening session of the course Mr. Habibur Rahman Mijan, Commissioner of 32 ward, Dhaka City Corporation; Mr. KM Shohiduzzaman, City social welfare officer, Dhaka zone-6, and View More


Adivasi Bangali Cultural Festival 2019 focusing ‘right to education in mother tongue of all ethnicities’

IED organized daylong Adivasi Bangali cultural festival on February 9, 2019 at Bokultola, precinct of fine arts faculty, University of Dhaka on `Right to education in mother tongue of all ethnicities’. The event graced by Mr. Md. Aktaruzzaman, vice chancellor, University of Dhaka; Prof. Dr. Muhammad Samad, Pro. VC, University of Dhaka; Pankaj Bhattarcharya, eminent politician and President, Oikyonap; Former minister Mr. Rashed Khan Menon, MP; Md. Abdul Mazid, Secretary of National Museum; KM Shohiduzzaman, Social Welfare Officer, Dhaka zone-6; View More


Sensitizing students through debate at Jahangirnagar University

A need based debate program was proceeded in 3 dimensions like, Solo/public, parliamentary and show debate in Jahangirnagar University (JU) Auditorium during December 13-15 and 17, 2018 for sensitizing students on effective use of social media. It was jointly organized by Institute for Environment and Development (IED), Janoudyog (peoples’ Initiatives) and Jahangirnagar University Debating Organization (JUDO). Students of 20 departments of JU participated in this program with the chair of Musfiq Us Salehin-President of JUDO and anchored by Faisal Mahmud Shanta. Inauguration View More


Citizens groups raised 7 points demand in favore of Bagdafarm’s Adivasis

A ‘citizen solidarity gathering’ was held on January 16, 2018 at Projonmo chattor, Shahbag, Dhaka for raising 7 point of Adivasi Santal of Sahebgonj-Bagdafarm, Gobindagonj, Gaibandha. Sahebgonj-Bagdafarm land recovery committee, Bangladesh adivasi forum, Jatiyo adivasi porishad, Adivasi-Bangali Solidarity Porishad, Janoudyog (JU), Bangladesh Adivasi Union, ALRD, Kapaeeng Foundation, Brotee, IED, CDA, Nagorik Udyog, Nijera Kori and BlAST jointly organized the event. Tarique Hossain, member secretary of JU facilitated the event with chair of Rabindranath Soren, President of Jatiyo Adivasi Porishod. In View More


Amena established rights in her family

Dalia group located at Barandipara Mathpara, Jessore and has total 24 members. The group formed in 2011. Afterwards the formation of group, team members discuss issues relating to women rights, women empowerment, stop violence against women and child, prevention of child marriage, dowry at group meeting and come forward taking initiative to solve local problems. Group members do actively participate during the meeting. They jointly take initiative to solve violence occurred in group members’ family as well as protest torture View More


Rima Akter- a dedicated activist to bring change

If poverty prevails in the family, it is difficult for the family members to think about the change in their life. But Rima Akter is exception who was born in 1992 at Charpara area of Mymensingh municipality. From her childhood, she thought to bring change of the condition & position of self and surrounding people. The name of Rima’s parents is Abdul Hakim and Achia Begum. Her father was a rickshaw puller and mother housewife. Together they are two brothers View More