Welcome to CEGIS

The Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) is a centre of excellence situated in Dhaka, the Capital City of Bangladesh which is located in South Asia. The working domain of CEGIS span over Resource Management Planning (Natural and Intellectual), System Development, Capacity Building and Research activities.

In brief, CEGIS is:

  • a Public Trust and centre of excellence established by the Government of Bangladesh under the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR);
  • a "Not-for-Profit" organisation guided by a Board of Trustee headed by the Secretary of the MoWR;
  • an entity strengthened with an organised pool of experts and resources to serve humanity by excelling in the state-of-the-art technology in resource management planning, system development, study and research and capacity building;
  • an organisation aimed at achieving green environment, blue water and balanced development for better well-being of the nation.
Message from the Executive Director

Engr. Md Waji Ullah, Executive Director, CEGIS

Thank you for visiting the website of the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS). It is a great pleasure for me to communicate with all our valuable clients, donors and friends through our website.

CEGIS, a scientifically independent center of excellence and technically sound entity, is a Public Trust and not-for-profit organisation functioning under the aegis of the Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh. It started with intellectual services for natural resources and disaster management planning using GIS, Remote Sensing and database technology for integrated environmental and social analysis. Over the years, it has expanded the service areas to other development spheres. It provides solution to the issues and problems of water and land resources, agriculture, fisheries, power and energy, river morphology, climate change etc. and recommends technical options based on local realities that are feasible and sustainable from the socio-economic and institutional points of view.
CEGIS is a pioneer in Bangladesh in integrated environmental and social analysis and monitoring studies using the latest concepts and GIS and space technologies. Its services and projects include IEE, EIA, SIA, Resettlement Action Plans (RAP), analytical framework for integrated water resources management (IWRM), spatial analysis using GIS and Remote Sensing for flood monitoring, drought assessment and monitoring, monitoring of river planform changes, river erosion and accretion prediction, flood damage assessment, land use planning and zoning, urban planning, database and IT services such as the NWRD, development of metadatabase and web-based spatial database, MIS and Decision Support Systems for planning, designing, implementation and monitoring of projects, etc.
Support from the Government of Bangladesh through the BoT and strong cooperation from governmental organisations and international agencies are continuously paving the way for a better future for CEGIS.
I, as the Executive Director of this forward-looking scientific organisation, would like to invite you to consider CEGIS as your partner in achieving solutions to the different issues and problems in the arenas of technological and environmental development. I would also like to seek your support as well as cooperation with various national, international and regional donor agencies and research institutions.

Chairperson of CEGIS Board of Trustees (BoT)
Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Bangladesh

Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan has taken charge as Secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of CEGIS since 10 February 2014.

Important Events

CEGIS has celebrated its Annual Picnic 2016 on 8 January 2016 at Seagull Resort, Mawna, Gazipur.