Bangladesh Resource Center for Indigenous Knowledge, BARCIK is a non-governmental non-profit development organization. Established in 1997 by a group of development practitioners, researchers and social workers, BARCIK has been working in the fields of environment and development with utmost commitment and purpose. Registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau under the Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Bangladesh, to operate foreign funds, BARCIK has been involved in exploring and incorporating indigenous knowledge and local practices into contemporary development programmes. Throughout these years BARCIK has been promoting the significance of local and indigenous knowledge through the education curriculum and independent research efforts in order to facilitate the empowerment of local and indigenous communities.
Currently BARCIK is striving towards the establishment of the BARCIK Institute for Applied Studies (BIAS) and now it is registered as non-profitable Trust namely “BIAS Trust”. Through the formation of this institution BARCIK hopes to create a space for dialogue and extensive study of the various dimensions of Ethnographic discourse, thus breeding an ever-growing thirst for new ideas from the fertile soil of older wisdom.
A society that is respecting the cultural and natural diversity and develops towards meeting the interdependent needs of humans, animals, plants and other natural resources.
The way how BARCIK is contributing towards this vision and its reason for existence are summarized in the following mission:
BARCIK’ Development Partners
BARCIK receives support from national and international organizations include:
MISEREOR (Germany), Diakonia (Sweden). Student Union of the University of Helsinki- Finland, The Swallows- Sweden and Women’s World Day of Prayer- German Committee