Background and Origin of SEDA


Socio Economic Development Alliance

Socio Economic Development Alliance (SEDA) is a non-government and nonprofit development organization established in 1996 with an aim to promoting human and socio-economical development for the disadvantaged community people in Bangladesh.


Target populations of SEDA activities are economically poor people


To improve the socio economic status of the disadvantaged people


Positive change of life of the person with disability, poor fisher folk, people.


To mobilize and organize the disadvantaged vulnerable group

To achieve the aim

SEDA undertake and organize rural and urban disadvantaged people who are living in poverty to improve their livelihood. This organization initiated by some likeminded development patrons, for the upliftment of the socio-economic condition of rural and urban communities as well as dissemination of information about development. The Chairman of this organization was involved with Rotary International, UNESCO Club, Cooperative societies and served in multinational companies including local govt. departments for long time. From his gathered knowledge he feels that the community peoples need support to release from poverty level through undertaking different issues. He founded this organization with along some volunteer friends to role play directly for solve the problems of community and bring some change in their lifestyle.

SEDA has an approved bi-laws to regulate and maintain all sorts of activities. It has a general body, which is mainly responsible to the government as well as the development partner and beneficiaries. There is an Executive Committee accountable to the general body, Chairman of the organisation is responsible for design, implement and handle all the income and expenditure related works. He is accountable to Executive Committee and he has to ensure all the necessary to the target groups for his activities too.

The philosophy of SEDA is based on the conviction the paramount need of the men, women, adolescent, children and disabled persons both urban and rural is not relief but release from the prison of poverty. Its main focus is to promote the socio economic conditions of the disadvantaged, out of education, disabled; landless and economically marginalised people especially women through organization, education, training, information, participation and joint activities.