Compact Township Foundation(CTF) is a non Government and non profit organisation working in Bangladesh since 2012.
The general objective of the CT Foundation is to provide an Institutional Platform to address the problem of land use in Bangladesh, with the focus upon a particular solution, called Compact Townships, involving the provision of urban facilities in rural areas in small, flood protected and eco-friendly townships. While Land is posited as the fundamental constraint in the development process, it is recognized that there are many resource constraints facing Bangladesh, particularly Water.
To maintain and develop the “CT Foundation” as a research, policy, teaching, training institute.
To conduct research and disseminate policy ideas on social, political, environment, governance, poverty, human rights and others development issues
To raise awareness among the general public about the programs/activities that are beneficial for them.
To engage in evaluations of project and programme activities of the foundation and other organizations.
To work for the benefit of the environment in terms of focusing on environmental pollution, land use change, forest management, access of the people to common property resources and to promote biodiversity conservation.
To participate in disaster management in different localities and to assist in encountering post-disaster impacts by promoting Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities.
CT Foundation envisions the planned and governed society through its activities (e.g. policy research, advocacy, awareness & promotions) for a better society addressing all sorts of challenges and possibilities
Bangladesh (BD) has 150 million now and is expected to grow till it has 250 million. Where will the people live?
To provide homes for the new people, BD is losing 1-2% of agricultural land every year—how will the people be fed if this continues?
And yet, BD can grow at 10% for the next thirty years. The CT foundation seeks to turn this vision into reality in three steps. Each step is based on the thought that the fundamental constraint in BD is land.
First, turn BD into a rice exporter within five years(this is the best guarantee of food security)
Second, provide urban amenities for rural people through Compact Townships, or CT’s for short(a solution to the problems of urbanisation, floods, industrialisaton and agro production).
Thirdly, to change land acquisition laws by giving ‘shares’ to the losers and thus converting land acquisition into a ‘win-win’ proposition(advocate a win-win model of land acquisition for public projects)