Governing Body

PROSHIKA Management : How it works

A registered body as an NGO, PROSHIKA’s general body is made up of 20 members. The body is required to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). The general body is the highest authoriy in the hierarchy of the organization. This general body elects 7 (seven) members as governing body for 3 (three) years to oversee the governance of PROSHIKA. The seven (7) members of Governing Body elects the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasure to see that all sectors of the organization if functioning smoothly and efficiently. The governing body holds a meeting 4 times every year to evaluate the performance of programs and expenditure of the given quarter, according to the approved annual budget by the general body. The general body approves the annual audit report, appoints auditor and approves the yearly budget in the (AGM).

The governing body appoints the Chief Executive Officer of the organization who is given the power and mandate to represent and maintain all matters related to the organization. The CEO guides and directs the overall activities including administration and finance with the support of other staff who are involved in the implementation of programs, projects, policies and procedures of the organization. The Chief Executive also has to maintain liaison, fund raising, obtaining necessary approvals with donors, the government, and all level of relevant local, national and international bodies. The Chief Executive is also the appointing and discharging authority for the organization.



Ms. Rokeya Islam

Chairman

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Born on 4th February, 1959 at Tangail District of Bangladesh, Ms. Rokeya Islam is the life partner of the brave freedom fighter Md. Asaduzzaman. She started her career as a teacher and she has established a school to make education available to the children of the poverty stricken families. Ms. Islam is a poet, a novelist, drama and short story writer. She won a number of awards including Nazrul Sommanona Award, Dr. Ashraf Siddiki Award, Aroni story competition award, Poet Suvash Mukhaphadhai Award (West Bengal), India and Aparajto Award for her remarkable contribution to Bengali literature.

Several of her books were published among them- Sorger Kachakachi (novel, 1995), Akash Amar Akash (poem, 2004), Chue Jai Megher Akash (novel, 2006), Tumi Ami Tepantar (novel, 2008), Tabuo Tumei Simanto (novel 2010), Josna Jole Snan Sondha (poem 2011, published from Kolkata), Dipro Tajri O Apujaner Golpo (children novel, 2011), Ekbar Dako Samubro Bole (novel), Keno Dako Barebar (novel), Surje Fere Din (novel, 2016), Atoppor Dhruba Tara (novel, 2018) are mention-worthy. These works became popular and widely appreciated by the readers of all walks of society.

About 35 dramas were staged and cinemas were made based on her popular novels and story. Those were telecast through several different television channels and shown in the cinema halls of Bangladesh.

As a mark of recognition for her achievements; different organizations honored her by giving membership in their organization. Bangladesh Awami League made her its honorable member, life time membership was given by Tangail Public Library and she is an executive member of DORP, a renowned NGO in Bangladesh.

Ms. Islam has been elected as Chairman of PROSHIK’s Governing Body (GB) on June 09, 2020. Before the date, she was vice-chairman of the Governing Body since 2012. Her dynamic leadership quality and understanding of social development perspectives helped PROSHIKA to achieve its organizational vision and objectives.



Md. Zahirul Islam

Vice-Chairman

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Mr. Zahirul Islam was born at village named Biswas Betka, Dhaka road, in the district of Tangail, in 1950. Mr. Islam was a freedom fighter and joined sector 11 under company No. 2 and his freedom fighter No. is 0118100828. Upon the call of freedom of the motherland in 1971, Mr. Islam left the country for India where he was trained in Guerilla warfare. He is being honored in the society for his immemorial contribution to the war of independence.

Mr. Islam has completed his Primary Teacher Training Course from Primary Teachers Training Institute (PTI), Tangail. After completion of the course successfully he started his career as a primary school teacher. Being a teacher, he became well known as “Zahir Master” in the locality. Mr. Islam is a veteran politician and also takes part in different social works and different initiative to help the disadvantaged people of the society.

Mr. Islam is a well wisher and good friend of PROSHIKA. Mr. Islam has been elected as Vice-Chairman of PROSHIKA Governing Body on June 09, 2020. Earlier, he was the treasurer of the body since 2018. PROSHIKA is pleased to get his valuable contribution to PROSHIKA’s governance and policy making forum.



Ms. Rafiqa Aktar

Treasurer

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Ms. Rafiqua Akter-a well-known women activist and development practitioner in Bangladesh. She came from a highly regarded family of Comilla District. Ms. Akter possess a brilliant career as a development thinker, especially on women empowerment strategy. At one time, she was working with ‘Rangpur-Dinajpur Rural Services (RDRS) as “Project Administrator”. Ms. Rafiqua Akter has been graduated from Jahangirnagar University in Economics. Having practical and conceptual knowledge in women empowerment, Ms. Akter has written an article which is full of information with regard to balancing process and strategies between man and women. The article bears tittle is “Creating a Balance between Men and Women”. As recognition of her conceptual capacity regarding women development this article was circulated in the Beijing Conference that held in 1995.

Earlier considering her capacity and experience, PROSHIKA had elected her as a member of PROSHIKA Governing Body. Upon reshuffling the structure of Governing body Ms. Rafiqua Akter has been elected as “Treasurer” in the Governing Body’s meeting no. 142 that held in the month of June 2020.



Md. Aslam Uddin

Member

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Md. Yakub Miah

Member

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Md. Abul Basher

Member

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Mr. Abdul Matin

Member, NGO person

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Md. Abdul Khaleque Talukder

Member

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Ms. Renuka Biswas

Member, NGO person

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Md. Nurul Islam (Tuhin)

Member, Businessman

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