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SeaweedCOAST publishes a research and experience sharing book on the seaweeds as an alternative source of nutrition titled “Potentials of Seaweeds”. A project funded by PKSF (Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation) titled “Finance for Enterprise Development and Employment Creation (FEDEC)” is being implemented by COAST in Teknaf, Ukhia and St. Martin where we are training up a number of seaweed farmer on how to grow seaweeds in a scientific method. Seaweed is not so popular in Bangladesh as a food item but it has a great source of nutrition and herbal medicine. We are also trying to make it popular by promoting it. We published the book to share our success and experience on it.

Download the book here as pdf.

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Annuel_rep_2012Having an aim of socio-economic and sustainable development of the coastal poor of Bangladesh, COAST Trust (Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust) starts its operation in Bhola on January 1,1998. Through a painstaking journey with a pertinacious endeavor the organization gradually develops and expands its operation to 6 more coastal districts of Bangladesh i.e. Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni and Patuakhali leaving footprint of development and empowerment of women and disadvantaged people. COAST plans to extend over 5 more coastal districts by 2015. All the programs and projects of COAST are divided into two core areas i.e. Economic Justice (EJ) and Social Justice (SJ). EJ

focuses on micro finance (MF) which is comprehensively driven by a Right Based Approach (RBA). EJ integrates Coastal Integrated Technology Extension Programs (CITEP) and Primary Healthcare and Nutrition entirely for the beneficiaries.

Download [Lighting the way – January to December 2012]

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anual_repoort2012The Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust(COAST Trust) started its operation in Bhola district since January 1, 1998, aiming for socio-economic and sustainable development of the coastal poor. As strategic part of organizational growth, COAST expanded its activities at Cox’sbazaar district (in 2001), Patuakhali district (in 2004), Feni, Laxmipur and Noakhali districts (in 2006), and Chittagong district (in 2010). It is a plan to include five more coastal districts by 2015. COAST is executing its programs and projects under two core divisions: i) Economic Justice (EJ), ii) Social Justice (SJ). EJ is focused on Micro Finance (MF) with integration of Right Based Approach (RBA), primary health care and nutrition and coastal integrated technology extension programs, community based disaster management. SJ division is aimed to build alternative power structure from the poor at local level who has the capacity for demand mediation, ability to organize issue-based local mobilization, empowers to challenge any irregularity especially in public service delivery. All the efforts of SJ section of COAST are directly implemented with the effective participation of the member participants and leaders. Major concentration of SJ is to establish People’s Organization (PO), local governance, development education, campaign and advocacy etc. For details please visit

Download [ A journey for integration – Annual Report 2010 – 2011 ]


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