Activity for Reformation of Basic Needs (ARBAN)
College Road, Rajpara,
Mobile: 01711-709572, 01717-840147
House 82/1 (1st floor)
Jafrabad Pulpar, Rayer Bazaar
Statement of ARBAN
Activity for Reformation of Basic Needs-ARBAN is a non government voluntary organization involved in development activities in the north-eastern region of Bangladesh. ARBAN started its journey in Purbadhala upazila under Netrokona district in March 2000. Gradually, it has expanded its activities in 4 upazilas of three districts covering 3500 beneficiaries. Since its inception,ARBAN is working hard to achieve its objectives and maintains innovation, efficiency, relevance, integrity and timelines whenever it embarks on any program initiatives to unfold itself as a people centered organization.ARBAN has diversified its activities based on the current reality and peoples’ need through assessment of its working area. ARBAN strongly trusts on “Holistic Approach” in development through active participation of the community people in planning, decision making and implementation phase of interventions. To maximize project impact the organization implements programmes by providing full cooperation to counterparts and other supports as needed.
In addition to development initiatives ARBAN is also proactively engaged in effective networking with reputed national and regional NGOs working in geographically remotest area and strategically important development sector.
ARBAN envisages an educated Bangladesh with democratic society which is free from poverty and exploitation with equal rights and respects for all in an equitable, justifiable and healthy environment.
The commitment of ARBAN is based on comprehensive development of back-ward, deprived, underprivileged and marginalized people (especially women, children, disabled and indigenous community) towards establishing a society with respect of full democracy, liberty, equality, justice, peace and solidarity by implementing service delivery and rights based activities through a participatory and multidimensional partnership approaches.
To contribute in establishing a self- reliant and developed society.
a) To promote awareness programme for deprived people of the society.
b) To initiate awareness programme for establishing human rights and good governance.
c) To assist poor, landless, marginal farmers with low income people especially the women through savings and initiating productive projects.
d) To assist to establish women and child rights, eradication of discrimination, protection of violence and supporting to stop child laboring.
e) To facilitate Adibashi for main streaming in the society, supporting cultural preservation and indigenous peoples’ rights.
f) To facilitate Adibashi for main streaming in the society, supporting cultural preservation and indigenous people’s rights.
g) To facilitate initiatives aiming ICT for development (ICT4D).
• Transparency and Relevance
• Equity and Justice
• Effectiveness and Quality
• Unity and Diversity
Basic Information of ARBAN
Name of Organization: Activity for Reformation of Basic Needs – ARBAN
Date of formation : Start formation on December 12, 2000, Registered -June 17, 2002
Head Office : College Road, Rajpara,
Mobile: 01711-709572, 01717840147
Liaison Office: 1st Floor, 82/1 Jafrabad Pulpar,Rayer Bazaar, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207
Number of Branch and location:
Number # Branch Location
Branch # 01 College Road, Rajpara, Purbadhala, Netrokona.
Branch # 02 House No. 03, Salambag, Nalitabari, Sherpur.
Branch # 03 Bagazipara, Netrokona, Netrokona.
Date of Registration : June17, 2002
Registration Number : Netro- 0358
Registration Authority : Directorate of Social Welfare,The Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh.
Type of Staff Total Number Male Female
Regular 21 16 05
Volunteers 11 08 03
Key Partners: International, National
Oxfam-GB, D-Net. World Vision Bangladesh, NGO- Forum, Bangladesh Bank, Microsoft, IVS.
ADAB- Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh, CDF- Credit and Development Forum, NGO Forum, CAMPE.
An Executive Committee comprising of 11 members is responsible to execute the program and policy of the organization. This is the decision-making body .It provides efforts on fund raising for the organization, plans and approves budgeting of the organization. The EC is responsible to form advisory committee for the organization. The EC Members meet six times in a year. The EC is formed through fair election process (by voting of the GB Members) in every 2 years.
A General Committee is accountable to the organizational beneficiaries, community people, any external audience and GOB on behalf of the organization. The GC appoints ED and assists EC to implement organizational goal, vision and mission. It also involves in the process of forming an Advisory Committee, auditor appointment, audit report review, annual budget review and approval. GC meets four times in a year. Majority vote (Two third) of GC can accept any significant change/result.
All projects/programs head are accountable to the Executive Director, Executive Director is accountable to the Executive Committee members and the EC Members are accountable to the GC Members. These GC Members are accountable to organizational target audience.
Present Executive Committee Members of ARBAN with following details
Name Designation Age Education Principal Occupation Number of year in EC
Naseem Ahamed Aleem President 48 MSc Biological Science Service 4 Years
Alamger Rahman Vice President 42 MSc. Fisheries in FBL Development Consultant 3 Years
Syed Arifuzzaman Secretary 35 MA General History Social Work 5 Years
Md. Ali Monsur Joint Secretary 34 MSS Political Science Service 5 Years
Anjuman Ara Begum Treasurer 33 MSS Economics
Service 1 Years
Marzina Begum Member 42
MSS Sociology Social work 1 Years
Shaymal Kanti Barman Member 36 MBA Development Consultant 1 Years
Khalekuzzaman Member 36 M.Sc Mathematic Service 3 Years
Jamil Mustak Member
36 M Sc in Psychology Service 1 Years
Motilal Hajong Member
45 BA Social Work 1 Years
Alpana Jambil Member
32 MA Service 1 Years
On-going Projects of ARBAN /Past Performance References
Sl. # Name of Program Geographic area covered Time-Line Donor/
1. Adibashi Development Programme Netrokona
2. Agriculture Netrokona Purbadhala, Durgapur
DFID, Development Wheel, Trade Craft
3. Education Netrokona, Sherpur Purbadhala, Durgapur, Kalmakanda, Nalitabari Oxfam, BRAC
4. Computer training and information center(BTN Resource Center) Netrokona Purbadhala D.Net, Microsoft
5. Disaster Preparedness and Management Netrokona, Sherpur Purbadhala
Nalitabari Oxfam-GB, Own Fund
6. Housing Netrokona Purbadhala Bangladesh Bank
7. Water and Sanitation Netrokona Purbadhala NGO- Forum, Own Fund
8. Arsenic- Mitigation Netrokona Purbadhala NGO- Forum,
9. Micro-credit Netrokona Purbadhala
10. Training Programme Netrokona Purbadhala World Vision Bangladesh
11. Handicrafts Netrokona Purbadhala
Durgapur Own fund
12. Awareness programme on :
HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Land Law, Family Law, Child Rights and Good governance Netrokona, Sherpur Purbadhala
Durgapur IVS, SARA,
& Own Fund
Office Space, Equipment and Facilities :??
Income and Expenditure of ARBAN in last 3 years: ??
Contact person : Syed Arifuzzaman
College Road, Rajpara, Purbadhala, Netrokona