Bangladesh Resource Center for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) is a non-governmental non-profitable development organization. A group of development practitioners, researchers and social workers established BARCIK in 1997. BARCIK has been working in the fields of environment, biodiversity conservation and development with utmost commitment and purpose since its inception.
BARCIK was registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau under the Prime Minister's Office, Government of Bangladesh, to operate foreign funds. However, the organization is involved in exploring and incorporating indigenous knowledge and local practices into contemporary development program. Throughout these years, BARCIK has been promoting and presenting the significance of local and indigenous knowledge in development initiatives as well as in the empowerment process of local and indigenous communities through sustainable application of IK/LK.
BARCIK also facilitates independent research efforts with the participation of natural resource users which outputs are published, disseminated and shared with like-minded organizations and institutions.
BARCIK publishes two bi-annual journals namely Grassroots Voice and Trinamul Uddog. The journals cover the indigenous knowledge based practices and experiences of farmers and other natural resources users.