Resource Development Foundation (RDF)


Poor and vulnerable people are organized with strong leadership, having control over society, culture, market and adaptation strategies for natural disasters.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Md Abul Kashem
Secondary Contact
Mr. M Golam Mostofa
Address 12/1 Prominent Housing, Pisciculture
Road No#3, Adabar,
Dhaka, Dhaka
Phone 0088029134541
Fax 0088027194387
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

• To provide assistance to develop, create & multiply the resources and to improve socio-economic conditions of the targeted group members.

• To provide training, technical and operational support for improvement of Education, Health and Human Resources for building efficiency, productivity, quality & skills of the targeted beneficiaries.

• To protect and promote rights of the ethnic communities including fisher-folk and to improve their livelihood and lifestyle.

• To create awareness and assist in implementing programs that will ensure a clean environment and environmentally friendly atmosphere.

• To assist and develop systems for effective communication and information between RDF and the less privileged targeted group members for an effective working relationship.

• To maintain income generating activities for the landless and marginal farmers, Tribal communities and the disaster affected peoples.

• To develop, design and organize skills development for the beneficiaries through proper training on management, marketing, technical, financial, accounting and management of small businesses enterprise.

• To provide support for health, safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion for the rural poor for improved livelihoods.

• To develop, design and organize technical training and support on homestead gardening, vegetable farming, poultry rearing, beef fattening, milk cow rearing, goat/sheep farming, and pond fish culture.

• To develop non-formal, vocational education and to create awareness in building family institutions for mutual cooperation and peaceful living.

• To strengthen the capacity and capability of staff and beneficiaries to protect and promote rights of ethnic communities, children and other less privileged like fisher-folk.

• To create a favorable environment for lobbing and advocacy with the government and other related stakeholders.

• To study, research, counsel & develop support services for innovation and further development. These support services are offered to any private & public sector group.

Fuels/Technologies: Other
Improved Cook Stoves (Bandhu Chula)
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Behavior Change
Carbon Finance
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Small Business
Child Rights Protection
Countries of Operation: Bangladesh

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

Illiteracy, Poverty, Disaster, Climate Change, Political Unrest, Political Conflict

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

Provide training & technical support to the beneficiaries about Improved Cook Stoves (Bandhu Chula). Biomass Energy is the main energy source used in Bangladesh. It is the source of cooking energy in almost all households of Bangladesh. Unfortunately biomass is becoming scarce and there is a latent fuel crisis in this area. The people cook with biomass fuels in traditional stoves, which utilize biomass fuel very inefficiently and cause health hazards to the users. To improve the cooking efficiency and mitigate health hazards RDF, under the GTZ/German Technical Co-Operation Projects "Sustainable Energy for Development" (SED), is working on Popularizing the Installation and Uses of Improve Cook Stoves ie Bandhu Chulla.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

We are continuously upgrading our Bandhu Chula for the improvement of cooking, heating & ventilation.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

We continuously monitor the Bandhu Chula on a weekly basis. Experience is gathering for a variety of use of Bandhu Chula.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We can share our field experience & manufacturing technologies among the participant beneficiaries.