The nature does not need you, but you need the nature.





Vision

The vision of the Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) is to contribute towards the environment-friendly and humane development of Bangladesh.

Mission

The mission of the Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) is to undertake activities -to replace traditional stoves with Bondhu Chula in all the households of Bangladesh. -to disseminate renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. -to protect the environment. -to mitigate and adapt to climate change. -to empower women and underprivileged people. -to foster human values.

We Are A Team

Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU), also abbreviated as BBF, understands itself as a team with its advisors, board members and staff members in different roles to be fulfilled. It is led by the executive board where the advisory board provides suggestions. The executive board is the highest authority to undertake projects which are implemented by the decision of the executive members of the board.

HISTORY

In December 2005 GIZ started the promotion of improved cookstoves (ICS) of clay developed by IFRD of BCSIR. The major focus of the GIZ intervention was on the establishment of a self-sustaining supply chain for stoves; this included massive training of stove builders (more than 10,000 persons were trained). Dissemination of the improved stove was quite rapid but monitoring showed that the quality of the stoves was not always according to design. In 2010 to overcome the quality problem GIZ introduced concrete as the material for manufacturing ICS. This allowed mass production and significantly better adherence to quality standards. Now GIZ supported all stoves are made by its partners with concrete. In 2012-2014 to expedite the penetration of Bondhu Chula, BCCT and GIZ undertook the joint project "Market Development Initiative for Bondhu Chula." The aim of the project was to create 5000 entrepreneurs, who will produce, sell and install Bondhu Chula as a part of their business. The project was successfully implemented jointly by DoE and GIZ and completed on 31 March 2014. After the establishment of BONDHU, BCCT approved the second phase of the project ‘Market Development Initiative for Bondhu Chula’. Under this new phase, 400,000 Bondhu Chulas are expected to be installed in the period 01 July 2015-31 December 2016. This project is also being implemented jointly by DoE and GIZ (through BONDHU). Now Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU) is implementing the Bondhu Chula Project by the entrepreneurs who are supported by the Republic of Korea all over the country. The local Government is directly cooperating for implementing the project.


Advisory Board

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Sandeep Roy Chowdhury

Sandeep Roy Chowdhury is a co-founder at VNV Advisory Services, a social enterprise working with communities & climate change. He is also a director at the “Carbon Initiative forum “, a non-profit working on climate change awareness. He heads VNV’s ownership on low carbon social development projects such as sustainable agriculture, social forestry, clean cooking, rural energy access and waste management. His work encompasses over 4 million in the South Asia region and over 40 NGOs and implementation partners. He has worked in the carbon markets for over a decade and has extensive experience with Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Voluntary Carbon Reduction (VCR) projects worldwide. He has recently been working with multiple stakeholders for the development of climate finance in Asia.

Sandeep Roy Chowdhury

Sandeep Roy Chowdhury is a co-founder at VNV Advisory Services, a social enterprise working with communities & climate change. He is also a director at the “Carbon Initiative forum “, a non-profit working on climate change awareness. He heads VNV’s ownership on low carbon social development projects such as sustainable agriculture, social forestry, clean cooking, rural energy access and waste management. His work encompasses over 4 million in the South Asia region and over 40 NGOs and implementation partners. He has worked in the carbon markets for over a decade and has extensive experience with Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Voluntary Carbon Reduction (VCR) projects worldwide. He has recently been working with multiple stakeholders for the development of climate finance in Asia.

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Erich Otto Gomm

Erich Otto Gomm is an energy consultant. His company is Freelance Consultancy and he has been working in this organization from January 2015 to the present. He works to promote renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency improvement, and organization and HR development in developing countries. Besides, he works in the field of energy strategy and policy development. He worked as a Programme Coordinator at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Bangladesh. He served in GIZ for 10 years and 7 months since January 2004 to December 2014. He went at Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and graduated in 1969.

Erich Otto Gomm

Erich Otto Gomm is an energy consultant. His company is Freelance Consultancy and he has been working in this organization from January 2015 to the present. He works to promote renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency improvement, and organization and HR development in developing countries. Besides, he works in the field of energy strategy and policy development. He worked as a Programme Coordinator at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Bangladesh. He served in GIZ for 10 years and 7 months since January 2004 to December 2014. He went at Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and graduated in 1969.

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Dr. Sanaul Mostafa

Dr. Sanaul Mostafa is a freelance Senior Management Advisor in International Development. During his 30 years’ career since 1990, he has been a programme designer, strategic planner, RBM advisor, and policy development expert, trainer, researcher and facilitator. He is a member of the advisory board of the Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU). He also held a senior academic position (BRAC Business School and Jahangirnagar University. Dr. Mostafa studied Business and Economics in Germany (1982-1990) leading to MBA, MSc in Economics and Ph.D. in Business Administration.

Dr. Sanaul Mostafa

Dr. Sanaul Mostafa is a freelance Senior Management Advisor in International Development. During his 30 years’ career since 1990, he has been a programme designer, strategic planner, RBM advisor, and policy development expert, trainer, researcher and facilitator. He is a member of the advisory board of the Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation (BONDHU). He also held a senior academic position (BRAC Business School and Jahangirnagar University. Dr. Mostafa studied Business and Economics in Germany (1982-1990) leading to MBA, MSc in Economics and Ph.D. in Business Administration.