PRAN is a non-profit organization searching development alternative to strengthen people’s initiative by promoting human rights, economic rights, governance, trade justice and sustainable livelihood.
PRAN was setup by a group of civil society activist, young researcher and journalists from the costal part of Bangladesh in year of 2003, when the initiators realized that the development situation of greater Noakhali area are lacking research, civil society activism, information technology; rights-base organizations to play essential role in promoting rights to development approach for sustainable livelihoods. The organizers decided to setup a research advocacy and ICT focused organization by grassroots leadership. The board members are also wise and highly experienced in the development sector. They are playing their roll to reduction of social tension in based on the convention that civil society could play a crucial role towards the end.