Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD) is a non-government social development organization established in 1991 with the initiative of social workers, teachers, doctors and church leaders of different denominations. It is registered under Social Welfare (Dha - 03221 in 1994) and its registration number with NGO Affairs Bureau is 886 (in 1995). It is also registered under Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA), and Registration Number is: 05518-04426-00431.
BASD covers by its projects and programs the people of all faiths irrespective of caste, creed and religion. It serves all people in need putting more emphasis on the children, the women, the youth and the most vulnerable groups – landless, small land-holders, the indigenous, the elderly and the differently able people. BASD aims at holistic development that includes socio-economic and moral-ethical dimensions. All its projects and programs are located in the hard-to-reach areas to serve the people in need.
The General Council of BASD oversees all aspects of governance of organization and operation of programs. The General Council meets once a year to formulate policies, review BASD’s progress, approve annual report and budget, select auditor, etc. The Executive Committee meets on quarterly basis to follow up policy implementation, approve projects/programs and work-plan, monitor BASD’s progress and give guidance for financial issues. The Executive Committee also guides the Executive Director and the senior staff for ensuring quality services for people in need.
Addressing human sufferings, social injustices, poverty and inequalities was the main purpose of establishing BASD by its initiators. This purpose is still relevant in the present context of Bangladesh because for various reasons about 30 percent of people of hard-to-reach areas are yet to enjoy human dignity and fullness of life.
Mother Teresa Golden Award, 2019
BASD nominated for the `Mother Teresa Golden Award, 2019’ for its special contribution of Humanity. 5th October, 2019 BASD received the ‘Mother Teresa Golden Award, 2019’ and Certificate. On behalf of BASD, Mr. Boniface Subrata Gomes, Executive Director, received this Award & Certificate. This program was organized by the South Asia Social Cultural Forum at the Kochi Kacher Mela Auditorium, Segunbagicha, Dhaka.