The Environmental and Social Development Organization (ESDO) is one of Bangladesh’s leading organizations in policy advocacy, environmental capacity building and policy intervention. Since ESDO’s official formation in 1990, the organization has helped more than 150,000 people in three rural communities to achieve a sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle and live in harmony with their immediate environment. ESDO has also been influential in guiding national policy; the organization’s most significant achievement being the banning of plastic (polythene) bags throughout the country. ESDO has begun work with travel consultants in order to develop an eco-tourism program in the regional areas of Bangladesh.
As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability and the economic empowerment of the people of Bangladesh, ESDO has embarked on this eco-tourism project. Our aim is to build a sustainable tourism industry in Bangladesh, to expose a new generation of tourists to the wonders of this diverse country, while producing a new stream of income for the poverty stricken population of the rural areas.