Grameen Development Society (GDS)
The mission of GDS is to bring socio-economic & cultural development in the lives of minority vulnerable women & children in southern part of Bangladesh through forming village development organizations, strengthening their knowledge & skill to become self employed & independent. GDS is also committed to environment protection.
Other Organization Type
Self-reliance through self-help for minority vulnerable women & children as well as socio-economic development of our country.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Carbon Finance, Climate/Environment, Finance / Investment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Heating, Humanitarian/Emergency Response, Institutional Cooking, Livelihoods, Marketing, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Development, Research, Standards, Technology and Fuel R&D
Other Organizational Expertise
Technologies & Fuels
Biogas, Charcoal, Crop residues, Electricity, Natural Gas / Methane
Other Technologies Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
It was a dark, rainy evening when we first met GDS in Bangladesh. She was huddled over a choolah (firewood burning cook stove), preparing rice and daal (lentils) for her three children. Smoke enveloped the room, which also doubles as the family’s bedroom when it rains. And her daughter asked, "Why do I get tears in my eyes whenever you cook inside the room?”
While some countries are far ahead on the energy access curve, like Australia, which is mulling ways to install mega battery packs in 100 days, others like Bangladesh are still grappling with the fundamental cookstove challenge and the right answer to GDS daughter questions.
Getting to universal clean cooking, quite frankly, is one of the biggest challenges the global energy community has ever faced.
GDS about 3.04 billion others like her – mostly women – still use traditional, polluting cookstoves using fuels like firewood and cow dung to cook and heat their homes. Indoor air pollution affects 138 million people in Bangladesh. That is 89 percent of the population, concentrated in rural areas, contributing to 78,000 premature deaths every year. The smoke produced by using such fuels in closed spaces results in severe health implications for women and children.
But for women like GDS in Bangladesh, change is on the way.
We have the honor to you that Grameen Development Society (GDS) is a non Government Voluntary human development Organization. This Organization has been conducting various socio-economic development activities such as Water Supply & sanitation, Environment & Climate Change, Education, Health, awareness, legal aid, and protection to the persecuted women and children are worth mentioning.
As such if we get enlistment enrollment from you we will be able to speed up and extend and development our effort.
Under the circumstances we pray and hope that you would be kind enough to enlist enrollment our organization as member and oblige thereby.
Thanks & regards,
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
GDS - Grameen Development Society "Khan Villa" West Kawnia, Jail Bagan, Barisal- 8200, BANGLADESH
Barisal, South Asia 8200
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Zahid Hossain Khan
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Alauddin Howlader
Phone: +8801712105185Request an Edit to This Profile