Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) has been involved with the implementation of environment-friendly energy technology
projects in Bangladesh. BONDHU has been undertaking projects aiming at mitigation and adaptation to climate change,
e.g. Improved Cook Stove (ICS) Bondhu Chula programme, drinking water supply in the coastal areas, installing solar home systems,
distributing solar lanterns, conservation and regeneration of forests, and agriculture.
Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) is also determined to conserve the environment, ethnic cultures and foster gender equality in the country. BONDHU also implements the following activities-
1. Recruitment of staff and their capacity building.
2. Development of Bondhu chula entrepreneurs/partners.
3. Training to Bondhu Chula entrepreneurs.
4. Awareness Building and Marketing Campaigns.
5. Production, Installation and Maintenance of Bondhu Chula.
6. After Sales Service.
7. Monthly meeting with entrepreneurs.
8. Coordination with local government.
9. Disbursement of Buy down Grant.
10. Improved Cook Stoves (Bondhu Chula) and Gender Perspective.
Bondhu Chula Programme aims to contribute to the betterment of our environment and tackle the adverse effects of climate change by partnering with local organizations, business houses, community leaders, development agencies and neighbors, creating a clean and safe living and working condition.
The programme supports access to modern cooking energy by promoting the sustainable production, marketing, installation and use of Bondhu Chula. Through this approach stove producers, installers and traders are trained in technical, marketing and entrepreneurship skills. First, the approach was dependent on Partner organizations and some private enterprises. The Partner organizations organize technical training for ICS manufacturers, produce and disseminate promotional materials, collect orders for ICS from the potential customers and assign the orders to the trained manufacturers. The Partner organizations are aiming at building up a financially viable ICS business. Again the program underwent a reorientation process, leading to a new approach that focuses more on the involvement of rural entrepreneurs and businesses, locally known as “Sanitary Shops”, instead of NGOs.