ASEAB

Background of the organization

Association for Socio- Economic Advancement of Bangladesh (ASEAB) is a non-government, non-political and a voluntary development organization formally came into being in 1993 and obtained registration with the NGO Affairs Bureau in 1995, Trust Act in 2002, Micro Credit Regulatory Authority in 2008, Joint Stock Company in 2009 though preparatory activities started in early 1990s. It is founded and run by a group of dedicated social workers, committed professionals, multi-disciplinary experts and the representatives of the target groups. The head office of ASEAB is situated in nearly two acres of its own land in a village named Khaerbagan, 10 kilometers away from the district headquarters of Pabna. The area is located in the catchments of the mighty river "Padma". The area is also characterized by acute poverty, malnutrition, lack of literacy, floods, river erosion, and loss of habitat and decrease in agricultural land by recurring floods. The miserable plights of the people are being now exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. The economy of the area principally depends on agriculture, which is again vulnerable to natural calamities, shortage of agricultural inputs and implements and decreasing cultivable land. In this backdrop, ASEAB devotes itís all out efforts with different program interventions to free the people from the clutches of persistent poverty and hunger.

ASEAB strives to create a well-being society that ensures social, economic, political, cultural, moral and environmental rights of the people. ASEAB aims at improving the living standard of the under-privileged and bringing about a qualitative change ensuring sustainable development in the society by emancipating the destitute, especially women, children and handicapped, from the clutches of multifaceted social deprivation, inequalities and injustices.

Vision

ASEAB strives to create a well-being society that ensures social, economic, political, cultural, , humanitarian ,ethical, moral and environmental rights of the people.

Mission

ASEAB aims at improving the living standard of the under-privileged and bringing about a qualitative change ensuring sustainable development in the society by emancipating the destitute, especially women, children and handicapped, physically challenge people from the clutches of multifaceted social deprivation, inequalities and injustices.

Core Values

ASEAB abides by the following principal values in its programs and plans.
  • Satisfying the Creator by serving the humanity.
  • Ensuring the right to participation of marginalized in development process.
  • Promoting the culture of good governance in all activities of the organization.
  • Upholding the values of mutual respect and cooperation.
  • Ensuring inclusive development approach through delivering services based on justice and equity irrespective of color, religion, ethnicity and sex.
  • Ensuring participatory decision-making process.
  • Encouraging and practicing higher ethical values at all levels of the organization and abstaining from immoral activities.

Target People

The target people, ASEAB has been committed to work with, consist of marginal farmers both male and female especially hapless destitute women, widow and divorced women, oppressed, landless or small land holders and physically challenge people. Besides, people of different occupations such as fishermen, rickshaw pullers, marginalized citizen and small traders also are the target people of the organization.

Program And Policy Strategy

  • Searching the root causes of poverty and deprivation and undertaking actions to address them
  • Giving priority to the development needs of the hardcore poor
  • Ensuring local ownership over policy formulation and policy implementation process.
  • Using local resources and indigenous knowledge as social capital
  • Giving preference to remote and inaccessible areas while selecting project areas.
  • Maintaining gender equity
  • Ensuring environmental protection in development strategies
  • Providing software [such as training, capacity building interventions etc. to bring change in mindset for development] before hardware [input support] to build constituency for development in community
  • Focusing on result orientation of program interventions

Monitoring And Evaluation Approach

ASEAB follows participatory approaches to conducting monitoring and evaluation of its projects and programs. Projects get started only after baseline surveys are done. Indicators are set to monitor the progress while tools and format prepared for reporting. Inputs, programs and outputs are evaluated to realize the objectives of projects or programs. Staffs are monitored through monthly meetings and progress monitoring workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASEAB