ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

BACKGROUND, MISSION, VISION, GOAL, Major Target Groups; LEGAL STATUS

Unnayan Dhara (UD) is a non government voluntary development organization incepted in 1992 by a group of social activists with a vision of contributing to developing a peaceful and just society in Bangladesh where all people enjoy poverty free, happy, prosperous and dignified life. Since inception UD has been working with a mission to create a process of participatory development and social structural change towards equal rights and sustainable livelihood of the poor, marginal and underprivileged people with a goal of their empowerment and sustainable development. UD was registered under Department of Social Service (reg. no.77/93) in 1993 and under NGO Affairs Bureau (reg. no.1119/97) in 1997.

The activities of the organization is focused on Sustainable Development of rural poor people specially marginalized farmers containing the philosophy of sustainable agriculture (an integrated farming system based on holistic-scientific approach, which is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially & culturally just that secures farmer rights and leads to their sustainable development) by means of organic farming. Farmers’ rights and gender equity remains in the center of the development interventions while food security towards food sovereignty in ensuring right to food of the people in the face of climate change are the major issues for policy advocacy of the organization.

The inspiration behind the emergence of UD was the cognition & commitment of our liberation war in 1971 and the spirit the first constitution of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh specially the of article 19 where the State has to ensure equality of opportunity to all citizens and adopt effective measures to remove social and economic inequality between man and man and to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth among citizens, and of opportunities in order to attain a uniform level of economic development throughout the Republic and to ensure equality of opportunity and participation of women in all spheres of national life. On the other hand, Mr. Talib Bashar (Nayan), the founder of the organization, while he had been working as News Editor of “The Daily Rannar” came to know about deadly harmful impacts of chemical agriculture and about practices of organic agriculture through some articles being sent to publish in the Daily Runner by Agriculturist named Shekh Golam Mohiuddin. So, since inception Sustainable Agriculture has taken as core program of the organization.

Vision

Unnayan Dhara envisions a peaceful and just society in Bangladesh where all people enjoy poverty free, happy, prosperous and dignified life.

Mission

The mission of Unnayan Dhara is to create a process of participatory development and social structural change towards equal rights and sustainable livelihood of the poor, marginal and underprivileged people.

Goal

Empowerment and sustainable development of the poor, marginal and underprivileged people of Bangladesh.

Major Target Groups

Rural farm families (specifically landless, marginal & small farmers), persons with disabilities, women, children, indigenous and other disadvantaged people.

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LEGAL STATUS & REGISTRATIONS

1. Department of Social Services: Registration No. – 77/93 Date: 14/08/1993.

2. NGO Affairs Bureau Registration No. – 1119/97 Date: 08/01/1997 renewed in 2016.

3. Certificate of Registration (Lokaj Seed) as Seed Dealer from MoA Registration No. – SW/MoA/5815 Date: 02/01/2008.

4. Trade License of Lokaj Ecofirendly Agri-Enterprise (LEFAE) from Jhenaidah Municipality: License No. – 07188 Date: 07/03/2012

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