Community Devlopment Association (CDA)

Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Joined August 2019

SHARED VISION: An United Agrarian Society through People Centered Democracy and land Governance, which is socially just and free from all discrimination, Human Rights are established with Political

Presence in: Bangladesh
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice

Community Development Association (CDA) is a highly secular, non-partisan-non-Government Development Organization (NGDO) established in the year 1985-1986 in North Western Part of  Bangladesh CDA gradually has been shifted its strategic position from charity to a Right based Organization now facilitating among the poorest, landless and marginal farmers along with the plain land indigenous people (IP) including the differently able men, women & youth with a view to empower, ensure and secure access to land Rights from its inception. Initially, CDA entered voluntarily in the rural poor communities in the remotest villages in greater Dinajpur district the then and it was committed to organize the rural landless poor with the concept of Integrated Community Development Program (ICDP) and tried to unite them in several small groups at their doorsteps in several villages from 1985-86 to 1988 -89 in association with OXFAM-GB UK&CAFOD-APHD-Hong Kong.

People Centered Development Strategy


 4th June, 1986


  • NGOAB, Registration number: 283 dated: 16/01/1989 bureau
  • Department of District Social Welfare Registration number: 258/86, dated: 14/06/1986


  • The Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB)
  • Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD)
  • CAMPE for Quality Education
  • Credit and Development Forum (CDF)
  • PHM Bangladesh for Right to Health
  • People, Land and Agrarian Reform in Northern Ecological Territory (PLANET).

Regional Level:

  • Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), The Philippines
  • Asian Farmers Association (AFA), the Philippines
  • Asian Health Institute (AHI),Japan.

 International Level:

  • International Land Coalition (ILC), Rome
  • FIAN, Germany
  • World Rural Forum (WRF)
  • World Forum for Access to Land
  • International Year for Family Farming ( IYFF+10).