The greater Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) districts of Bangladesh is comprised by three hill district Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari and is inhabited by eleven different indigenous communities and the Bengali community. It covers an area of 5093 square miles, mostly hilly and inaccessible. The very different geography, culture and social practice of this region compared with the rest of the country has clearly side lined it in terms of national development. In addition to that, political trouble over the last few decades has destroyed any existing small local initiatives and drives for realizing positive social change. Until recently therefore this region has had no exposure to any development activities and the majority of the CHT population continues to be very underprivileged and poor.
Green Hill, an indigenous peoples non-political development organization was established on March 2, 1994 by some dedicated, selfless and highly educated indigenous social activists and philanthropists of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. It’s a noble initiative rooted deep down in the tribal social fabric of this region.