Prodipan is a Bengali term which means ‘enlightenment’. Prodipan’s first step into the world of development as a voluntary organization was during 1983 when a group of zealous social activists organized by the founder Secretary decided to bring to reality their harbored dream of creating a society where the basic needs of the people would be ensured through socio-economic development initiatives. Prodipan’s initial effort was to mobilize the people of `Beel Dakatia` who were prone to long term effects of water logging in the districts Khulna and Jessore of the south-west part of Bangladesh. The focus was gradually expanded to deal with people’s vulnerability created through climate change impacts and environmental problems of the coastal regions. At one point of time Prodipan undertook limited interventions in urban areas while tracking the ‘climate refugees’. Whatever Prodipan does and wherever Prodipan is strict pursuance of gender, children and disability remains the governing principle.
Prodipan strives for a Society in which the every member lives with dignity and has social, environmental and economic protection.
Prodipan engages itself in the process that enables marginalized groups ensure basic rights despite resources scarcity, disaster risk and climate change.