ActionAid International (AAI) has chosen to adopt a federal model of governance which means that ActionAid belongs to and is governed by its collective membership.

In accordance with the federal nature of AAI, individual national organizations have a clear mandate, authority and responsibilities but also an obligation to observe, accept and comply with the mandate, authority and responsibilities assigned to AAI in relation to national territories and supranational and international spaces.

In 2002, it was first proposed by AAI that AA Bangladesh will be international for:

  • greater influence, affluence and impact at local, national and international level
  • Internal democratic governance
  • Deeper legitimacy and accountability

In 2005, nominations for Board Members came from Partners and Staff and legal consultant appointed to look after the application process and drafting/reviewing and executing relevant documents.

In 2009-2010, an Advisory Board was formed initially to start up the process of Affiliate Membership and Local Registration of the AAIB. The management and partners were asked to propose names for this purpose. Around 100+ names were proposed which in turn was shortlisted.

ActionAid International Bangladesh was formed to carry out its activities and functions as a Member of ActionAid International so far as the values, aims and objectives of the Society shall be identical to those of ActionAid International. To this end, the constitutive documents including but not limited to the Constitution, bye-laws and regulations, terms of reference and bilateral agreements with ActionAid International, as amended from time to time, shall be binding upon ActionAid International Bangladesh.

Timeline

2009-2010

An Advisory Board was formed initially to start up the process of Affiliate Membership and Local Registration of the AAIB. The management and partners were asked to propose names for this purpose. Around 100+ names were proposed which in turn was shortlisted.

2011-2012

  • Registration completed under the Societies Registration Act 1860 with the RJCS
  • The AAIB-General Assembly were formed
  • AAIB obtained Associate Membership with AAI federation

2013

  • AAB started their journey towards their Affiliation Status by completing their Self-Assessment and developing their Membership Development Process Plan (MDP) to be supported and endorse by their Board.
  • AAIB Governance review and General Assembly orientation was held

2014

Full Affiliation of AAIB in to AA Federation

2017

Current Executive Board took the office

Board and General Assembly Members

Board Members | General Assembly members

Farah Kabir

Ex-Officio Secretary || Country Dirctor - AAB

Board Members | General Assembly members

Zahida Fizza Kabir

Development Practitioner || Executive Director, SAJIDA Foundation.

Board Members | General Assembly members

Showvik Das Tamal

Development Practitioner || External Relations Officer, UNHCR-Dhaka .

Board Members | General Assembly members

Raisa Gias ACA

Finance Professional || Manager– Accounts and Finance, ACI Godrej Agrovet Private Limited.

Board Members | General Assembly members

Rafiqul Islam Rowly

Managing Director, CSL Software Resources Ltd.

Board Members | General Assembly members

Prashanta Kumar Tripura

Professional || Faculty, BRAC Universtiy

Board Members | General Assembly members

Md. Abdus Satter Sarkar

Finance Professional || Partner, Mahfel Huq & Co.

Board Members | General Assembly members

Manzoor Hasan, OBE

Civil Society || Executive Director, South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal & Human Rights Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Board Members | General Assembly members

Lamiya N. Jabbar

Professional || Assistant Manager – Business Development, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC).

Board Members | General Assembly members

Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman

Professional || Adviser, Square Hospital Dhaka and Senior Consultant , BIRDEM Hospital.

Board Members | General Assembly members

Eshani Chakraborty

Professional || Professor History Department Dhaka University, Dhaka.

General Assembly members

Farah Kabir

Ex-Officio Secretary || Country Dirctor - AAB

General Assembly members

Syed Nurul Islam

Development Practitioner

General Assembly members

Sajeda Begum

Grassroots Representative || VP, Asian Farmers’ Association

General Assembly members

Momtaz Ara Begum

Partner Organization || Executive Director, Mukti Nari-O-Shishu Unayan Sangstha

General Assembly members

Miraj Ahmed Chowdhury

Professional || Business Editor & Special Correspondent, Maasranga Television

General Assembly members

M. Naseemul Hye

Finance Professional || Senior Executive Director & Company Secretary, Bashundhara Group

General Assembly members

Haoa Begum

Grassroots Representative || Grassroots Woman Leader

General Assembly members

Angela Gomes

Development Practitioner || ED, Banchte Shekha

General Assembly members

Zahida Fizza Kabir

Development Practitioner || Executive Director, SAJIDA Foundation.

General Assembly members

Showvik Das Tamal

Development Practitioner || External Relations Officer, UNHCR-Dhaka .

General Assembly members

Sabina Malo

Grassroots Representative || Member Executive Council, Actionaid Bangladesh.

General Assembly members

Reefat Bin Sattar

Program Operations Director (Country Management Member), Room to Read Bangladesh.

General Assembly members

Raisa Gias ACA

Finance Professional || Manager– Accounts and Finance, ACI Godrej Agrovet Private Limited.

General Assembly members

Rahima Sultana Kazal

Partner Organization || Executive Director, Association of Voluntary Actions for Society (AVAS).

General Assembly members

Rafiqul Islam Rowly

Managing Director, CSL Software Resources Ltd.

General Assembly members

Prashanta Kumar Tripura

Professional || Faculty, BRAC Universtiy

General Assembly members

Md. Abdus Satter Sarkar

Finance Professional || Partner, Mahfel Huq & Co.

General Assembly members

Dr. Md. Manzoorul Kibria

Professional || Professor, Department of Zoology University of Chittagong.

General Assembly members

Manzoor Hasan, OBE

Civil Society || Executive Director, South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal & Human Rights Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

General Assembly members

Lamiya N. Jabbar

Professional || Assistant Manager – Business Development, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC).

General Assembly members

Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman

Professional || Adviser, Square Hospital Dhaka and Senior Consultant , BIRDEM Hospital.

General Assembly members

Korvi Rakshand Dhrubo

Development Practitioner || Founder, JAAGO Foundation

General Assembly members

Jyotirmoy Barua

Barrister-at-Law and Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

General Assembly members

Hla Shing Nue

Partner Organization || Executive Director, BNKS

General Assembly members

Eshani Chakraborty

Professional || Professor History Department Dhaka University, Dhaka.

General Assembly members

Begum Rokeya

Executive Director SUS Netrakona

General Assembly members

Onglay Rani Debi

Grassroots Representative || Teacher (Asst. Teacher)