Striving for building social-ecological resilience

Conserving nature for benefiting people

Conserving nature for benefiting people

Public health alert!

“The first case of African Swine fever is detected in Bangladesh. African swine fever devastated pig industry in many low and middle income countries in Asia. In domestic pigs , the mortality may reach 100. It can transmit to wild boars also and has an impact on biodiversity. The outbreak occurred in a farm in Rangamati”.


Global Health Security Specialist



Our expertise

Environment and Climate Change

The "Environment and Climate Change" sector program focuses on enhancing resilience by co-creating knowledge and mphasizing sustainable resource utilization. It prioritizes themes such as Climate Change, Biodiversity, Waste Management, Water Resource Management, the Blue Economy, and Green Growth.

Food Security and Livelihood (FSL)

The "Food Security and Livelihood (FSL)" sector program aspires to boost the income and nutritional security of marginalized communities via technology, capacity enhancement, and market linkages. Embracing themes such as Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture, Capture Fisheries, Off-farm activities, Employment generation, and Value Chains.

Community Development and Governance

The "Community Development and Governance" sector program emphasizes social cohesion and diminished social disparity. Centered on themes like Gender Equality, and social inclusion (GESI), Pro-poor Governance, and Community Mobilization (irrespective of

ethnicity, race and religion), it aims to boost socio-economic empowerment, especially for women and person with disability/ special ability, empower grassroots organizations in decision-making, and enhance local governance responsive to environmental and climate concerns.

Disaster Management and Resilience

The "Disaster Management and Resilience" sector program aims to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of communities against climate-induced threats and non-climatic related natural disasters. With themes encompassing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Emergency Response, Coping Strategy, Preparedness, recovery and rehabilitation, the program focuses on eco-friendly disaster risk reduction, anticipatory actions, community empowerment, the inclusion of Eco-DRR in developmental strategies, and leveraging advanced technologies for risk mitigation.

Health & Nutrition

The "Health & Nutrition" sector program targets enhanced community health, well-being, and improved nutritional

status. Central to themes like WASH, health challenges, Traditional Complementary Integrative Healthcare (TCIH), antimicrobial resistance, lifestyle modification, and nutrition, it focuses on strengthening resilience against health threats, boosting nutrition, ensuring access to clean water and sanitation, and promoting well-being.

Diversity & Governance

Projects/activities aimed at influencing institutional and regulatory procedures in order to encourage good governance, defend citizens’ rights, gender equality, and resource management that benefits the poor (viz. local governance). Programs that attempt to influence policy and practices for the improvement of constituents fits in nicely with this theme, as does HAP’s (Haor Advocacy Platform), which works to allocate public resources for Haor.

Monitoring, Research, and Studies

Projects under this thematic area focus on preparing short-term surveys and studies which are commissioned by various clients, i.e., capacity assessment of co-management bodies or KAP. CNRS also supports Master’s, M.Phil., and PhD students and interns from Canada’s Manitoba University, BRAC University, and North South University to carry out their field researches in CNRS’ project sites. Under this theme, M&E is also included, viz. Process Monitoring of SDF, and IC activities.

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Waste Management

In the reporting period, CNRS started a new waste management project at Kanchan-1 Drilling Site, Maheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar, with the support of Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation. 

Installed Bacterial waste water treatment plant in Kutupalong Camp

Water pollution in Rohingya Refugee settlement camps are a major health concern as well as increases damages on ecosystems

Multipurpose center in Tahirpur, Sunamganj

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Improved access to Freshwater for Communities in Shyamnagar, Satkhira

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As per the agreement with WFP-DRR-FFA project, CNRS has completed all the assigned 11 DRR schemes in three camps (camp-17, camp 20-extension and camp 22) during the project period of three months (1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019).

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Research on Non- Communicable Diseases (NCD) in Bangladesh

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Words from our Climate expert and Executive Director

"I am wholeheartedly grateful to all the change-makers of CNRS working at different levels"

CNRS would not have been able to reach its goal without the effort of these change-makers. The CNRS family is also thankful to all the development partners for upholding their trust in CNRS. In this reporting year, we have implemented a total of 31 projects, which cut across all the thematic areas of CNRS. Our sense of urgency is always motivating us to avoid any kind of procrastination without being complacent. We are, indeed, content to inform our development partners and stakeholders that we have achieved most of our targets of the reporting year, which gives us utmost satisfaction. In the entirety of the reporting year, we face and overcame the outbreak of Covid-19 crisis, which had been the prime challenge of the year. By complying with the directives of the Bangladesh Government, CNRS prepared an operational modality during the Covid-19 pandemic and persisted with its organizational activities by following this operational modality. Staff members of CNRS donated one day’s salary to support people who were struggling to cope with the pandemic. It is worth mentioning that under two Covid-19 response projects, CNRS provided emergency response support to people affected for Covid-19 pandemic. We also provided cash for work support to both Rohingya and host communities through WFP and UNHCR supported projects. I believe the key ingredients for our success, are the resolute guidance from our EC and general body, the continual support of development partners and the sincere participation of the project participants and their firm effort to thrive for success. I take this opportunity to thank you all.

Dr. M Mokhlesur Rahman

Executive Director, CNRS




Offices across Bangladesh


Projects implemented till date


Present working districts of Bangladesh