About Us


With the vision to create Ocean literate citizenry, the Bay of Bengal Ocean Literacy Network is committed to working with all stakeholders in all littoral countries of the Bay of Bengal; Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The network is currently facilitating knowledge-collaboration and capacity-building activities supported by the in-kind contributions of the members and other donors. All specific projects/initiatives that require direct financial supports must have to be hosted under an additional arrangement by a member or a group of members.

Join the network

The network is open to all organizations that are committed to promoting Ocean Literacy and Bay of Bengal Literacy. We particularly encourage educational and research institutions, NGOs, mass-media organizations, businesses, development partners, and all organizations that provide any type of learning environment to join the network! Write to our email address opinion at bayofbengalliteracy dot net expression your interest.



This network is a result of multi-organizational collaboration— ‘Bay of Bengal Stewardship’.

The names of the current network members are as follows;

  • Aquatic Bioresource Research Lab of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
  • AMR Solutions’ Marine Extension Service
  • Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative BYEI
  • Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association
  • Center for Critical and Qualitative Studies of the University of Liberal Arts
  • EarthLanka
  • Global Youth Biodiversity Network GYBN
  • Riverine People
  • Radio Lokbetar
  • Radio Naf
  • Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment VOICE

AMR Solutions’ Marine Extension Service provides the network with secretarial and technical support.


International Collaboration

We have knowledge-collaboration arrangements with the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) of the U.S.; one of the pioneering organizations promoting Ocean Literacy. NMEA has particularly committed to supporting ‘the development of Concepts, Principles and a Framework for Bay of Bengal Ocean Literacy’.

We have also received financial support as part of a project run by our member VOICE which was funded by the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.


Program Leads

  • Md Kutub Uddin (Program Lead of Informal Education)
  • Dr. Kazi Ahsan Habib (Program Lead of Formal Education)

Focal Points

  • Dr. Din M. Sumon Rahman (Focal Point at CQS-ULAB)
  • Kazi Ahsan Habib Ph.D. (Focal Point at ABR-Lab of SAU)
  • Md Kutub Uddin (Focal Point at Marine Extension Service)
  • Pyaephyo Aung (Focal Point at BANCA)
  • Shamir Shehab (Focal Point at BYEI)
  • Sheikh Rokon (Focal Point at Riverine People)
  • Sudarsha De Silva (Focal Point at Earth Lanka)
  • Swetha Stotrabhashyam (Focal Point at GYBN)


Last updated on 25th October 2019

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