The Kothowain organization (Vulnerable People’s Development Organization) was 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 against the indigenous peoples in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

Kothowain is a Tripura word that means ‘Hope for Survival’. It is officially registered as a non-government and non-political voluntary development organization in the Social Service Department of Bangladesh Government since 2007.

The organization aims to improve 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 communities to manage and implement projects in a sustainable manner, to have a voice in decision making processes, and dignity as a people. This has been achieved in partnership with local, national, and international agencies as well as government institutions.

Member category Nongovernmental Organizations
Country Bangladesh
Area Asia and the Pacific
Head Gabriel Tripura
Head title Executive Director
Focal Point title Executive Director
Focal Point Gabriel Tripura
Alternate Focal Point title Project Manager
Alternate Focal Point Azharul Islam Babul
Address Abdur Rahman Bhaban 3, no ward Kalaghata, Bandarban Municipal, Bandarban-4600, Bangladesh
Telephone 0088036162783
Email [email protected]
Email 2 [email protected]
Website http://kothowain.org/
Electoral Group Asia and the Pacific Major Groups
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