The BELA Team

Governing body/ Governance Structure:

BELA has two major wings. The policy making wing of BELA is known as the Executive Committee (EC) and is comprised of practicing lawyers and representatives from BELA’s staff.  The EC has the following members- Please click  Link-Executive Committee.

The implementation wing of BELA is headed by its Chief Executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan. Ms. Hasan is an enrolled lawyer of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and a member of BELA’s Executive Committee.

Membership and Networking

BELA is a member of a number of reputed international and national organizations. As a member of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (E-LAW), BELA hosts the E-LAW, Bangladesh office. It is a member of the Friends of the Earth International, world’s largest network of grass-root environmental organizations and is serving as Friends of the Earth, Bangladesh since 2004. BELA also has the membership of IUCN-the World Conservation Union, the Nepal based South Asian Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) and the Brussels based NGO Platform on Shipbreaking.

Presently, BELA is working to develop a national network of environmental activists the members of which will largely comprise of trainees of various training programmes organized/conducted by BELA.

BELA is an active member of the Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB).

BELA’s Presence

We are now operating from six divisional headquarters. You can reach us in the following addresses-


House-15A (4th Floor), Road-3

Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1205

Phone: +88-02-58614283, 58610311

Fax: +88-02-58612957




Fahmida Palace

House-147 (3rd Floor)

Sherail Kacha Bazar


Phone:  0721-770872



House-188, Road-08

Chandgao Residential Area

Block-B, Chittagong

Cell: 01819-625416



Afsana Cottage (4th floor), 17/17(Ka),

Anami Lane, Barisal

Phone: 0431-63359



House No. 55, Road No. 44, Block-C

 Shahjalal Uposhore, Sylhet

Cell: 01712-004528

Phone: 0821-727626



House No. 181, Road No. 1

Nirala R/A, Khulna

Phone: 041-813434


Our project office in Tangail is located at:

Delduar Road, Baparipara, Tangail

Phone:  0921-51785