CODEC is an inheritor of DANIDA Bangladesh derived from couple of project intervention explicitly DANIDA Boat Building Project and Boat Rental Scheme. CODEC has been working as a people centered development organization from 01 October 1985 according to recommendation of Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and the Royal Danish Embassy. From the beginning of its development intervention, CODEC started its activities only with the fisherfolk communities (seven villages) in Chittagong but over the period CODEC now extended its working area with other disadvantaged coastal communities along with the fisherfolk.
As a organization committed to development, CODEC takes the pride in being the pioneer in representing the coastal and riverine community in general and fishing community in particular. Their woes and wellbeing are in the centre of CODEC’s thinking, sources of its aspirations and basis for existence.