Community Initiative Society (CIS) is a non-governmental, community-based, self financed, International Humanitarian organization. The organization formed in 2014. CIS is registered with Joint Stock Company and NGO Affairs Bureau of Bangladesh. Since inception, CIS is supporting human rights, social empowerment, disaster preparedness, mitigation, disaster risk reduction, climate change, health risk management, capacity building, and relief activities that reduce the impact of disasters upon countries and communities for the low-income underprivileged people. CIS is a partner of Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) and Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network (ADRRN).
CIS aim to implementing an integrated and sustainable community based programs in both urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. CIS is run by a group of dedicated and experienced group of people led by Prof. Quazi Quamruzzaman. He is a public health specialist with huge experience in Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction sector.
CIS has a large experience to work disaster risk reduction and management both in nationally and internationally. Nationally, CIS support and implement rehabilitation programme during and post disaster like building collapse, cyclone, tornado and flood and CIS successfully responded Nepal earthquake in 2015. CIS has vast experience on emergency health response for Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh. In this regard CIS provided assistance for emergency health service in collaboration with DCH Trust since September 2017. Presently CIS is implementing “Capacity Building Project for the establishment and Sustainable Management of a Multi-sector Platform for Disaster Management in Bangladesh” with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan (MOFA) in collaboration with DCH Trust and A-PAD.