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KOTHOWAIN (vulnerable peoples development organization)

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Joined March 2017

he organization aims to develop the socio-economic conditions of the most vulnerable and underprivileged people in the Hill Tracts. Through the years, KOTHOWAIN has strived to build the capacities of

Presence in: Bangladesh
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights

The KOTHWAIN organization (Vulnerable People’s Development Organization) established in 2003 by some social development activist in response to the issues of extreme poverty, low literacy rate, social and political conflict, eroding cultural identity, and high incidence of human rights violations among the indigenous peoples in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.


Vision: Socio economic development, promotion and empowerment among marginalized people in Bangladesh

Mission: “To bring sustainable positive change by reducing poverty among the marginalized people, especially women and children, through participatory process by undertaking needs- and rights-based development programs in the Chittagong Hill Tracts”




  1. Bangladesh National Youth Council, Dhaka
  2. Chittagong Hill Tracts Women Foundation Network
  3. Girls Not  Brides (ending early child marriage), UK
  4. Red Crescent, Bandarban Chapter
  5. YSA-USA
  6. Bangladesh Youth Network (BYN)’-Jaago Foundation and UNDP
  7. Servas International
  8. The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA), New Zealand
  9. Global Partnership to End Violence against Children
  10. The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) -CANADA
  11. Women Thrive Alliance – Washington, D.C
  13. United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  14. Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)


Development Partners:

  1. BRAC International
  2. HOPE’87 Bangladesh & Austria, UNESCO
  3. SONNE International
  5.  Manusher Jonno Foundation and DFID
  6. Prince Claus Fonds, The Netherlands
  7. Centre for Disability in Development& CBM International
  8. Australian High Commission, Bangladesh
  9. Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited

People Associated With This Organization

Gabriel Tripura

KOTHOWAIN (vulnerable peoples...
Joined March 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
I have been involving, working, experiencing and implementing the various significance community development programs individually and through organizational and local NGOs partners around more than 16 years. Throughout the years I have been serving successfully all the community development programs directly with entire indigenous groups and mainstream communities specially on communities livelihood development, Human and Indigenous rights, Good governance, Education, Health, Child and women development and empowerment, Youth and Adolescent development, Climate change, community empowerment, Social Awareness raising, motivation and mobilization, Advocacy and networking, establishment of community voice, sports for development, communication for development, rights of information and so on.
Gabriel Tripura is the network champion (main point of contact) for KOTHOWAIN (vulnerable peoples development organization).

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