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 Member | General Assembly member

Manzoor Hasan, OBE

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

Board Member | General Assembly member

Md. Abdus Satter Sarkar

Treasurer || Partner, Mahfel Huq & Co.

Board Member | General Assembly member

Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman

Professional || Senior Consultant , BIRDEM Hospital.

Board Member | General Assembly member

Rafiqul Islam Rowly

Managing Director, CSL Software Resources Ltd.

Board Member | General Assembly member

Zahida Fizza Kabir

Development Practitioner || Executive Director, SAJIDA Foundation.

Board Member | General Assembly member

Prashanta Kumar Tripura

Professional || Faculty, BRAC Universtiy

Board Member | General Assembly member

Eshani Chakraborty

Professional || Professor History Department Dhaka University, Dhaka.

Board Member | General Assembly member

Showvik Das Tamal

Humanitarian Actor || Human Rights Lawyer

Board Member | General Assembly member

Raisa Gias ACA

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

Board Member | General Assembly member

Lamiya N. Jabbar

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

Board Member | General Assembly member

Farah Kabir

Ex-Officio Secretary || Country Dirctor - AAB

General Assembly member

Manzoor Hasan, OBE

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

General Assembly member

Md. Abdus Satter Sarkar

Treasurer || Partner, Mahfel Huq & Co.

General Assembly member

Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman

Professional || Senior Consultant , BIRDEM Hospital.

General Assembly member

Rafiqul Islam Rowly

Managing Director, CSL Software Resources Ltd.

General Assembly member

Zahida Fizza Kabir

Development Practitioner || Executive Director, SAJIDA Foundation.

General Assembly member

Prashanta Kumar Tripura

Professional || Faculty, BRAC Universtiy

General Assembly member

Eshani Chakraborty

Professional || Professor History Department Dhaka University, Dhaka.

General Assembly member

Showvik Das Tamal

Humanitarian Actor || Human Rights Lawyer

General Assembly member

Raisa Gias ACA

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

General Assembly member

Lamiya N. Jabbar

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

General Assembly member

Syed Nurul Islam

Development Practitioner

General Assembly member

Sajeda Begum

Grassroots Representative || VP, Asian Farmers’ Association

General Assembly member

Momtaz Ara Begum

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

General Assembly member

Miraj Ahmed Chowdhury

Professional || Business Editor & Special Correspondent, Maasranga Television

General Assembly member

M. Naseemul Hye

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

General Assembly member

Haoa Begum

Grassroots Representative || Grassroots Woman Leader

General Assembly member

Angela Gomes

Development Practitioner || ED, Banchte Shekha

General Assembly member

Sabina Malo

Grassroots Representative || Member Executive Council, Actionaid Bangladesh.

General Assembly member

Reefat Bin Sattar

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

General Assembly member

Rahima Sultana Kazal

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

General Assembly member

Dr. Md. Manzoorul Kibria

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

General Assembly member

Korvi Rakshand Dhrubo

Development Practitioner || Founder, JAAGO Foundation

General Assembly member

Jyotirmoy Barua

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

General Assembly member

Hla Shing Nue

Partner Organization || Executive Director, BNKS

General Assembly member

Begum Rokeya

Executive Director SUS Netrakona

General Assembly member

Onglay Rani Debi

Grassroots Representative || Teacher (Asst. Teacher)

General Assembly member

Farah Kabir

Ex-Officio Secretary || Country Dirctor - AAB