Council for Social Development Foundation (CSDF) is a developmental, humanitarian and campaigning organization which is working for human security, sustainable integrated development, peace and communal harmony. We work with individuals, and other development and humanitarian partners to overcome people’s vulnerability and sufferings irrespective of their religion, race, ethnicity or gender. CSDF strives for creating poverty, extremism and injustice free society.
Our main focus is to ensure human security and spread the message of peace. CSDF argues that violent extremism would create serious challenges to human security and development. Moreover, we strongly believe in a faith-based approach to sustainable development and a tolerant society where differences of opinion and belief will be respected. Inclusivity is a fundamental element of sustainable development. It has an inclusive network of inter-faith leaders which includes female as well and organizations throughout the country. Many of its campaigning programs are geared to complementing different development interventions of the government and different NGOs and international organizations. It worked as a partner of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Bangladesh Government, Commonwealth of Learning (COL), USAID, UNAIDS, World Bank, Social Development Foundation, The Asia Foundation, BRAC, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Vision, Japan Water Forum and Management Systems International (MSI). It was a bidding partner with Family Health International to take part and win the RFA for the Bangladesh AIDS Program (BAP) from USAID to provide faith-based support to HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support.