Empowerment of Coastal Fishing Communities for Livelihood Security (BGD/97/017). The model developed by the Empowerment of Coastal Fishing Communities for Livelihood Security (ECFC) provides a platform for the inherent ability of coastal communities to organise, mobilise and manage human capital towards achieving collective economic, social, educational and political goals. There is keen and justifiable interest within government agencies, community organisations as well as donor agencies in expanding this model to the rest of the country and an application to the donor agencies towards this effect is in the pipeline. ECFC's philosophy was based on a sustainable livelihood approach, implemented in Cox's Bazar and aimed at empowering coastal fishing communities.. This was a Technical Assistance (TA) type development project piloted in 118 fishing villages of the district.