Resource Development Foundation (RDF) has started its philanthropic activities as a development organization since 1993. It is the brainchild of Mr. M Golam Mostofa, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RDF. The organization has got its physical shape in 1993 but it had been in the process of formation when the catastrophic cyclone of 1970 hit the coastal Barguna district resulting great miseries of the people. At that time, RDF founder was 10 years, who saw the devastation and the miseries of the distressed people that touched the soft soul of Mr. Mostofa seriously. Since then he decided to stand beside the distressed people. At present, RDF is becoming a giant tree where more than 1,708 loyal and committed staffs are working hard for improvement quality of life of distressed people.
RDF believes that every human being has some resources, potentialities and credibility. RDF has a rich justification on its title; the organization is a Foundation for Development through the utilization of available and scarce Resources.
By this time RDF get registration from Department of Social Service (DSS), NGO Affairs Bureau, Department of Women Affairs and Micro credit Regulatory Authority (MRA). In addition to that, RDF has established a very strong network with other national and international organizations those are well acquainted in the country and over the world. These organizations are: Nationalized and Private Banks, financial institutions through Bangladesh Bank (BB), Commercial Banks, GoB Research Institute,international and nationally reputed organization like BRRI, BLRI, BFRI, BARC, BARI, GIZ, Orphan Support International-USA (OSI-USA), CARE-Bangladesh.
Since its inception, RDF has been serving the distressed people by addressing their primary needs. Based on the priority of needs, RDF has been working for the targeted people with several renowned national and international organizations; Specially RDF has been focusing on agricultural development (crops, livestock and fisheries). Since Bangladesh is an agricultural based economy so except agricultural development no further development can be achieved. RDF is supplementing GoB efforts in reducing food deficiency in the country. RDF has been trying to integrate conventional and innovative approach to resolve this Food Security Issue. Agricultural development through micro credit support which is a conventional method and agricultural development through Solar Irrigation Pumping System (SIPS) is one of the most modern and innovative idea that could be incorporated to mitigate the food crisis from the country. These ideas and policies have been implementing by RDF.
RDF’s priority areas are: Poverty eradication, Women Empowerment, Green Power Development through alternative renewable energy, Green Resource Mobilization Program (GRMP) through Bangladesh Bank Refinancing Scheme, Entreprenureship Development Scheme (EDSc.) to encourage small & medium entreprenures, agricultural development to reduce food insecurity, human resources development, medical supports & services to ensure good health from nation building department, child development and education for a competent society, awareness building on health & sanitation, climate change & disaster preparedness.