About Us

Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative (BYEI) is a youth nonprofit organisation working to raise awareness about the ongoing ecological and climate crisis and inspire youth environmental actions to protect and improve the life-supporting nature and ecosystems.


Our vision is to build a more just, fair, equitable and prosperous Bangladesh through nurturing planetary stewards. 


Our mission is to empower Bangladeshi youth with consciousness, knowledge and leadership capacity needed to tackle the emerging socio-economic and environmental challenges, and contribue towards building a thirving society. 


We are a values-driven organisation. The basic foundations of our work ethics are formed by:




Shared leadership

Our Approach

BYEI was established in 2009 by a group of university students keen to improve awareness and engagement among their peers. BYEI has established itself as a key youth organization in the environmental sector of Bangladesh, run by youth, for youth.


BYEI has a strategic focus in contributing to SDGs 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 17 with a specific focus on engaging the youth in environmental actions. BYEI seeks partnerships and alliances with the Government, Civil Society, Development Partners, Academia and Private Sector to scale up and strengthen its youth engagement toward long-term and systemic change in environmental actions.