Category: Organization

Board of the Organization:

General Committee (GC)

General committee is consists of not more than 50 and not less than 33 legal members of the organization. This committee has the sole authority to frame policy, prepare program and develop systems for   execution of the work. This committee shall organize two meetings a year. The president of the executive committee shall preside the General committee meeting. The General committee members will elect the officers of the Executive committee. This committee retains the power to monitor different accounts and progress of the projects


Executive Committee (EC)

The executive committee is consists of 11 elected officers of the organization (member of general committee), as per the rules of approved constitution. The duration shall be 2 yeas and are responsible to carry out programs of the organization. However there will be a need for approval of new project by the general committee and Advisory council.  The committee shall organize election two months before the expiration of the tem. Executive committee meets every 3 months where the members review the progress of the projects under implementation, financial report and decides various problems & approves the presented reports. The committee also approves new recruits, and new projects.


List of the EC members

Sl. # Name Designation in EC Contact Address with contact number Profession Total duration with EC in Year
1 Abul Kalam President 01757797927village: Assarbonia,   PO: Subrang, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Business 10 years
2 Nurul Hoque Vice President 01716659389village: Kayukhali para,   PO: Teknaf, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Business 10 years
3 Md. Umra General Secretary 01819323896village: Jaliapara,   PO: Teknaf, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Social worker 20 years
4 Adidul Islam Joint Secretery 01819091246village: Dail para,   PO: Teknaf, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Business 4 years
5 Nazrul Islam Treasurer 01819751218village: Mithapanichara,   PO: Teknaf, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Social worker 14 years
6 Rabwah Begum Executive Member 01819616825village: Kayukhali para,   PO: Teknaf, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Social worker 20 years
7 Md. Jamal Executive Member 01817274909village: Diglarbill,   PO: Subrang, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Business 10 years
8 Zahed Hossain Executive Member 01817268426village: Uttarpara,   PO: Subrang, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Social Worker 4 years
9 Abu Hanif Executive Member 01818130781village: Jaliapara,   PO: Teknaf, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Business 8 years
10 Md. Nurul Anin Executive Member 01740943593village: Mogpara,   PO: Subrang, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Farmer 8 years
11 Tahera Begum Executive Member 01819009845village: Tahera Begum,   PO: Teknaf, PS: Teknaf, Distric: Cox`s Bazar Social worker 4 years

An executive committee (EC), which is constituted by, recognized NGO leaders, academicians, social activators, women activists, community elite and professional govern SHED. The 11- members EC committee elected by General committee for 2 years period guides the policy and program decisions of SHED. Executive Director is the Chief Executive of the organization employed by the EC is also member secretary. HE is supported by a group of well experienced and professional. SHED has its own organizational constitution approved by the department of social welfare of the Government of Bangladesh.

Development Strategies of Organization:

SHED believes that utilizing and mobilizing local resources should of the people, by the people and for the people, supplement the development by external resources ensuring active participation of all classes of people in the society. So, the development and strategic issues of SHED has been confined to the followings.

  • Facilitating and promoting peoples participation in needs assessment, development community planning and control local resource.
  • Promoting and emphasizing local voluntarism for sustainable community developments.
  • Encouraging and developing local leadership through participatory approach.
  • Technology transfer for institution building.
  • Communication support services for keeping community people and community based organizations with latest information related to all stages of development.
  • Supplementing and complementing government development initiatives.
  • Organizational and institutional capacity building.
  • Health and Nutrition promotion.
  • Disaster Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response
  • Training and Human Resource development
  • Ensuring drinking water supply through innovative technologies
  • Livelihood and food security Development


Vision and Mission Statement

The organization Vision:

Oppression frees society that ensures and provides equitable scope and opportunities to all classes of people to meet the bare necessities of life.

The organization mission:

Enhance capacity building of the service providers and community people by providing need based support, technical assistance and oversights in order to effect positive change in the society through utilization and mobilization of local resources and community participation, directing towards a sustainable development where people can enjoy equitable development opportunities and services for leading a minimum standard of life.

Goal and Objectives

The organization goal: Strengthening, supplementing and complementing the effort and initiatives of the GOB in providing and managing high quality sustainable development program, with emphasis to integrated development, health, MCH-FP, poverty alleviation, education and human rights, policy advocacy related services at implementation and policy level.

The organization objectives:

  • Mobilize and organizes the disadvantaged people through information, education, awareness and consciousness raising about their status allowing them participate in various development programs to improve their lot.
  • Provides and organizes need based and planned training/orientation/workshop on a wide range of development for services community leaders and relevant other stakeholders
  • Plays the role of mediating, counseling and educating the donor, government and other relevant stakeholders for bringing positive change in development strategy and policy.
  • Provides technical assistance for capacity building, volunteerism and sustainable development to all stakeholders.
  • Takes initiatives for development of a strong network among different organizations/ network for sharing ideas, experience and views on all sustainable health and development sector for maximum utilization of resources and avoiding duplication of services.
  • Provides assistance to functional and non- functional child education, health, nutrition, sanitation, credit, legal aid, income generation and employment skill development training program for improving the quality of life of the undeserved and deprived section of the population.
  • Promotes and exchanges of information, ideas, views, facilities and expertise between and among development organization, activities and institution.

Details of Organization Constituency:

Initially the organization starts working only in Teknaf upazila where ICDDRB used to operate its research and service activities. In the span of time the organization has came in contact wit various donors and gradually extended its area working diversity as well as geographical location and in the process it could spread its area of work in different other places of the country. It worked in 4 upazila of Cox’s Bazar, 4 upazila of Chittagong district, 2 upazila of Bagherhat district, 5 upazila of Lalmonirhat district, 1 upazila of Nilfamari district and 1 upazila of Narshingdi. The organization duly secured legal permission from NGO Affairs Bureau and Social Well fare Department of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh to work through out the country with the status of national NGO. Side by side the constitution of the organization has been reorganized by updating to co opt the changes in status of the organization. How ever it is mentionable that considering the completion of some project the organization is currently working only in the district of Cox’s Bazar

Development Growth of the Organization

The organization was established in 1989 through joint initiative of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) and local elites with the closer of the former in the area of Teknaf. SHED started its operation since 1989 initially only in the ICDDR,B server area with the status of it’s ancestral organization and gradually under take various development programs of various sectors following the objectives set in the constitution of the organization. The time span of the working period of the organization has been described bellow as a segregation of 5 years interval where different projects are described.

Year Details
1989 -1994 ·     Registration with the department of Social welfare

·     Registration with NGO Affairs Bureau

·     Registration with Directorate of Family Planning:

·     Baseline Census and Vital Registration update with ICDDR,B

·     Community Based Health & Population Development Project funded by DFID through Bangladesh Population & Health Consortium (BPHC)

·     Reflect Adult Education Project with  Aid Bangladesh

·     Implemented Relief and Rehabilitation(cash disbursement) during cyclone of 1994 supported  by OXFAM

·     Stared Post Cyclone Rehabilitation Credit Project support with Aid Bangladesh at Teknaf and Moheshkhali Upazila.

1995 – 2000 ·     Established Micro Credit Project office at Nila

·     Extended Micro Credit Project branch office at Moheshkhali

·     MOU singed with NGO Forum for water and sanitation project in Teknaf Upazila.

·     Project stared of People’s Participatory Process for Human and Health Development at Teknaf  supported by  DASCOH-Swiss Red Cross

·     MOU singed and approval by MoH & SW for BNIP-NNP

·     Stared Foreign Literacy  through Empowering Community Techniques supported by Action Aid

·     MOU singed with  PROSHIKA  on Non formal & cultural education and micro Credit program with extended another  Micro Credit Project branch office at Ramu of Cox`sBazar.

·     Received & approval fund with Helen Keller International for two projects likes National Nutrition Surveillance Project and NGO Gardening and Nutrition. Education and Surveillance Project.

·     Received & approval fund for Strengthen GO-NGO Collaboration Project by BPHC.

·     Received fund a partnership program of Food Aided Rehabilitation program for routine maintenance of Coastal Embankment with BWDB financed by FFW.

·     MOU singed and fund received by Ministry of Education for Post literacy and Continuing Education Human Development Project-1.

·     Received fund a partnership program of Cyclone preparedness project by CONCERN Bangladesh

2001 – 2005 ·     MOU singed a sub-sect oral project of  Established Micro Credit Project office at Nila

·     Extended Micro Credit Project branch office at Moheshkhali

·     MOU singed with NGO Forum for water and sanitation project in Teknaf Upazila.

·     Project stared of People’s Participatory Process for Human and Health Development at Teknaf supported by DASCOH-Swiss Red Cross.

·     Fund received and approval fund a partnership project of Coastal greenbelt Project with Department of Coastal Forest.

·     Established 3 drop out center under STD, HIV/AIDS Prevention program, supported by CARE.

·     Awareness rising on the risk unprotected & unsafe sex in combating HIV/AIDS project implemented at Teknaf Powrashava supported by UNICEF.

·     MOU singed with Ministry of Agriculture for Household Food Security through Nutrition Gardening (HFSNG),

·     MOU singed with Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock for Poultry for Nutrition Project (PFN).

·     Participation of Adolescents in Nutrition Improvement (PANI) with Save the Children (Australia)

2006 – to date ·      SHOUHARDO & SHOUHARDOII Program with USAID through CARE Bangladesh

·      Disaster Risk Reduction Project with CONCERN Worldwide.

·      Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response (PEER) Project with CONCERN Worldwide.

·      Inani Protected Forest Area Co-management Project with Arannayk Foundation

·      Post Literacy Continuing Education and Human Development Project-2  supported by Ministry of Education

·      Improving Maternal & Child Nutrition Project with World Food Program (WFP)


It is mentionable that in the course of time the organization has experienced several cyclones in 1991, 1994 and 1997 excluding the minor ones that hampered normal running program activities as well as the infrastructures of the office buildings for which organization normal growth was loosed the usual momentum.

Background and History of the Organization:

SHED was established as the successor of the ICDDR,B Teknaf Station following the closer of the former in September, 1989. Since then as an outcome of the dedication, sincerity, tireless effort and contribution of all associated with SHED irrespective of staff, volunteers, local elite, community people, the organization has flourished and stepped into one of the reputed non-government national organizations in Bangladesh and engaged in transforming the lives of the community people towards positive changes in selected areas of the country.


It may be mentioned here that ICDDR,B had been working in the Teknaf areas since 1973 with interventions giving emphasis to treatment of Diarroeal disease with clinical and field research, water& sanitation, integrated health, MCH-FP. The realization of both ICDDR,B management and local community that such sudden action of withdrawing ICDDR’Bs activities would lead to a major health care gap in the area of Teknaf, Under the prevailing situation and considering the diversity of the local problem, ICDDR,B management, local staff and leaders like Member of the parliament, Upazila Chairman, other local elite and Government officials by arranging several meetings to find out an alternative to bridge the health care gap decided the formation of a non-governmental voluntary organization that could be an effective mechanism to address the issue raised by the local communities and the emergence of SHED was the out put of the said combination effort and collective thoughts.

The emergence and foundation of SHED was rooted on building upon voluntary, active and spontaneous participation of all classes of people, especially of the underprivileged. Ensuring gender balance, social justice, productive and sustainable development band safe gardening the rights of the deprived section of the population by establishing a society congenial for every one that is free from all sorts of exploitation. The mandated goal of the organization is to ensure need based development benefits the target poor, particularly women and children who always are deprived of availing benefit from the existing service providing facilities because of their ignorance and lack of capacity for raising voice against the powerful social system of the well to do people and local vested interest group. It helps people organize themselves and provides them with skill training, information, education and motivation, credit and various support services to enable them to undertake appropriate development action.

The main role and function of SHED are to undertake an intensive participatory sustainable development process through empowerment of the underprivileged by supplementing and complementing the GOB development initiatives through implementing various projects in different part of the country.

Basic Information (Legal Status and Registration details):

SHED- the “Society for Health Extension and Development” is registered with the Directorate, Social Welfare Services under the Regulations of Voluntary Organizations No. 46 of 1961, vide no. Chattro-1499/ dated 15th November 1989 and with the NGO Affairs Bureau under the Foreign Donation (Voluntary Activities) Regulations Ordinance No. 11 of 1978, being the registration no. 408, dated 14th November 1990.

In 1991, SHED was registered under the Family Planning Directorate being the No. Pa, Pa, Au/MIS/141/90/755, dated: 22.01,’91 and registered with Voluntary Health Services Society (VHSS) 27.02.2001.

SHED has a constitution approved by the Social Welfare Directorate, which has the provision of 11 members executive committee elected for 2 years, by the general committee.

Details of SHED’s Key management and technical staffs:

Details of SHED’s Key management and technical staffs:

Name Current position Joining date Key qualification Area of specialization
Mohammed Umra Executive Director Since inception in January 1989 as deputed from ICDDR,B More than 30 years experience in the field of various development with special expertise in demography and anthropology Disaster preparedness, Maternal & Child Health, Human resource management, Demography and Anthropology
Bathai Maung Director (Program) M.S.S Mother & Child Health and Family Planning, Water & Sanitation, Micro credit, Disaster Preparedness
Md. Showkat Ali Program Coordinator 19 march ‘07 Over ten years hand on experience in development sector particularly in poverty reduction and food security program management activities.M.A (History ) Food security program management, Health hygiene &nutrition, women empowerment, develop people organization, Disaster risk reduction Climate Change risk assessment and Community adaptation,  Alternative livelihood option development
Mazaharual Alam Mokut Project Coordinator 01 October’09 Over six years hand on experience in development sector particularly in poverty reduction and natural resource management activities.B.Sc (Hons.) & M.Sc (Thesis) in Forestry Natural Resources Conservation and Management, Poverty Reduction, Community Mobilization and CBO development, Climate Change risk assessment and Community adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Alternative livelihood option development
Mohammad Zashimuddin  Project Coordinator  2nd February’12 MSC He was an ex-high official of Forest Department of Bangladesh having a long time experience with the forestry and natural resource management, environment as well as a senior researcher on climate change and adoption.
Smita Shah Project Coordinator 21st Jan2012 Masters in Public Health She has a high skill on Nutrition Field project management.
Md. Alamgir Reza Business Development Coordinator 12 June, 2014 Masters of Social Science (MSS) He has a good dale of experience on development field as well as community mobilization and Income generating Activities oriented project management.
Abul Hossain Technical Coordinator (Nutrition) 16 July’13 MS in Nitration Science As a Nutritionist, he has almost 4 years proven experience on development Sector.
Saifuddin Ahmed Technical Officer (Health Hygiene and Nutrition) 1st April 2000 Masters of Social Science (MSS) He was an experience employee of National Nutrition Programme (NNP) with various development sector in NGO level.
Shourv Chakma Infrastructure Officer 3 July-2014 Diploma in Civil Engineering He has experienced on WASH related hardware installation and management as well as trainer and estimator having a proven technical knowledge.
Harun-or-Rashed Technical Officer Agriculture and livelihood 17 March’11 Bachelor of Science He has experienced on Agricultural development field on about 20 years as Technical personnel.
Abdul Mannan Technical Officer DRR(Disaster Risk Reduction) 18th May-1996 MA (Islamic History) Expert on community mobilization on Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction as well as Climate change adaption.
Rozina Akter Technical Officer Women empowerment) 1st September 2013 MSS (Political Science) As a Women Empowerment expert, she has about 6 years experience on field level activities.
Mohibur Rahaman Technical Officer Institution building 21st April 2012 BA A good trainer on different level capacity building as well community Mobilization.
Utpal Komar Chy Finance Manager 10 January’ 06 M.Com(Accounting) Financial & Administrative management, Budget & Budgetary Control, Internal Audit Over ten years hand on experience in development sector particularly maintained Finance & Administrative activities.
Md. Easin Finance Officer 1st July’12 MBA (Management) More than 11 years hand on experience in development sector particularly maintained Finance & Administrative activities
Uzzal Barua Uapzila/field supervisor 7th April 2011 MSS(Public Admonition) Over Seven years hand on experience in development sector particularly program implementing & management.
Monir Ahamad Uapzila/field supervisor 24th August 2011 MA (Islamic studies) About 15 years experience on community base development programme implementation as well as a good trainer.
Abdulla Al Mamun Commodity Supervisor March 2014 MA (Islamic studies)


About 13 years experience on community base development programme implementation as well as a good player of Commodity Management.


Organizational Management:


Finance Assistant/ Finance and Administration Assistant/Administration Assistant/ Accountant
Finance Officer/ Finance and Administration Officer
Consultant/ Hired Expert
Director (Program Development and Monitoring)
Field Facilitator (FF)/ Field Trainer (FT)/ Community Organizer (CO)


Service Staff /Support Staff –SS (Office and Field)
Team Leader (PTL)/ Coordinator of Program / Projects (PC)
Program Officer (PO) / Project Manager (PM) / Field Supervisor (FS)


Manager (Finance and Administration)
Executive Director (ED)
Internal / External Audit
General Committee (GC)
Executive Committee (EC)

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