Community Development Association (CDA)

Community Development Association (CDA) is a highly secular, non-partisan-non-Government Development Organization (NGDO) established in the year 1985-1986 in North Western Part of  Bangladesh CDA gradually has been shifted its strategic position from charity to a Right based Organization now facilitating among the poorest, landless and marginal farmers along with the plain land indigenous people (IP) including the differently able men, women &youth with a view to empower, ensure and secure access to land Rights from its inception. Initially, CDA entered voluntarily in the rural poor communities in the remotest villages in greater Dinajpur district the then and it was committed to organize the rural landless poor with the concept of Integrated Community Development Program(ICDP) and tried to unite them in several small groups at their doorsteps in several villages from 1985-86 to 1988 -89 in association with OXFAM-GB &CAFOD-APHD-Hongkong.

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Vision

An United Agrarian Society through People Centered Democracy and land Governance, which is socially just and free from all discriminations, Human Rights are established with Political stability, and Communities are economically productive with ecologically balanced Environment with gender equality.

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Mission

Building Institutions of the Rural dis empowered landless poor, argil- Labor  and the Marginal peasants including the Differently able, Old-age, Ethnic & Religious minorities and IPs to ensure and secure their access to and control over the public & Natural resources (Land, Water and Forest).

Approach

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PARTICIPATORY
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BOTTOM UP DECITION MAKING
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ESC,Civil, Political & HR
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Learning by doing
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Networking & Linkages

Values

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Living with People
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MUTUAL RESPECT​
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ACCOUNTABILITY​
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PROFESSIONALISM
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TEAM WORK​

Strategies of CDA

Facilitated to Human Rights defenders (Activism)

Advocacy and Communication

People centered land Governance through institution building

Facilitated to Human Engagement with CSOs/NGOs (networking)

Convergences Building and partnership

CDA's Contribute to SDG

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What We Do

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Institution Building
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Land Right
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Agrarian Reform
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Climate / Ecology
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Women Empowerment
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Youth Empowerment
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Empowerment of IPs/Ethnic Minorities/DA
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Sustainable livelihood

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