Updated May 09, 2019

Coastal villages in Bangladesh are Brightened by the Solar Energy

www.bedsbd.org

Md. maksudur Rahman

Most of the coastal people living in dark at night due to lack of electricity and increased kerosene price. So, BEDS has taken comprehensive initiatives to solve these major problems without harming ecosystem.

Eco-village is an ecosystem based adaptation strategy which ensures sustainable management of natural resources and capacity building of the local community through innovative ideas. Through this project, electricity deprived local communities have been electrified while fuel efficient stoves have been distributed to reduce use of wood fuel from mangroves. Local technology has been improved and...
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Eco-village is an ecosystem based adaptation strategy which ensures sustainable management of natural resources and capacity building of the local community through innovative ideas. Through this project, electricity deprived local communities have been electrified while fuel efficient stoves have been distributed to reduce use of wood fuel from mangroves. Local technology has been improved and promoted to solve the drinking water scarcity of the Sundarbans community.
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Stage 6: Sustained Scale

Eco Village is to solve the csocial and environmental regional problems by the local people through comprehensive initiatives considering the ecosystem.

Focus Areas:

Energy Efficiency, Solar, Climate Change and Resilience and 5 MoreSEE ALL

Energy Efficiency, Solar, Climate Change and Resilience, Environment, Entrepreneurship, Clean Cooking, Social Services and HealthSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Bangladesh

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Problem

Sundarbans coastal people of Bangladesh are living in the dark. Villages are enveloped in darkness after the sunset. Women use kerosene lamps or have to cook food on daylight only. Students have to skip their study hours at night. Why? Most of the people in this area live below the poverty line. Their life and livelihood fully depend on the Sundarbans resources. They collect fishes, crabs, shrimp fry, honey, golpata (nypa frutican), and others, from the Sundarbans mangrove forest.

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Solution

The solution is to build an Eco-village to help protect the single largest mangrove forest in the world. Bangladesh Environment and Development Society have established a stable Eco-village as a model for sustainable development to improve sustainable management and operational capacity for Eco-villagers.

Target Beneficiaries

3000 Families approx 12000 people

Mission and Vision

To bring light to the Sundarbans coastal people of Bangladesh that are living in the dark.

Competitive Advantage

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) received the prestigious National ENERGY GLOBE Award 2018 for its outstanding achievement of the Eco Village Project in Bangladesh. It is an initiative of BEDS and Korea Green Foundation (KGF) in Banishanta Union of Dacope Upazila under Khulna district in Bangladesh since 2015 to find effective solutions for local community. Three components of the project include Green Housing, Green Education, and Green Business. All components are aiming to increase use of sustainable energy while conserving the mangrove ecosystem.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Creating an Eco Village is a theme to develop a model village that preserves nature and seeks sustainable development. Eco Village Project in Bangladesh is an initiative to solve the major problems of the Sundarbans coastal community and build environment friendly model village.
Funding Goal164,063
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted4,754
New Implemented CountriesBangladesh
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Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Nov 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Jun 2015
New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh
Jun 2015
Created

Supporting Materials

Article-on-the-impact-of-solar-energy-initiatives-in-Bangladesh.pdf
Eco-Village-is-an-adaptation-strategy-for-solving-regional-problems-in-order-to-conserve-Mangrove-Ecosystem-in-Bangladesh.pdf
EVP-2018.pdf