While Bangladesh is making great strides towards holistic and sustainable development, CEGIS has been relentlessly trying since the inception of its predecessor EGIS in 1995 to support the country’s efforts for sustainable socio-economic development by providing scientific, technological and socio-economic know-how. It is a Public Trust under the Ministry of Water Resources of the Government of Bangladesh.
CEGIS is a scientifically independent organisation and performs integrated environmental analysis using technologies like GIS, RS, IT and databases. It provides solutions to issues and problems in a wide range of sectors, such as – but not limited to – water, land, agriculture, meteorology, forestry, fisheries, morphology, ecology, environment, climate change, archeology, socio-economy, power, transportation and disasters.
CEGIS has eleven separate technical Divisions each of which tries to meet the needs of its clients. It has highly qualified, experienced and multi-disciplinary groups of scientific, technical and socio-economic experts.
It works both independently (singly) and in close collaboration with government ministries, departments and organizations as well as non-government organisations (NGOs) of the country. It also maintains close cooperation and collaboration with regional and international agencies as well as with foreign nations.