Organization Profile


Organization Profile 


  1. Organizational Basic Information:


a. Name of the Organization   Southern Gonounnayan Samity- SGS
b. Establish   1980
c. Contact Person   Sheikh Belayet Hossain

Executive Director, SGS

d. Contact Address   95/1, Hira Bari Road, Bank Para,

Gopalgonj- 8100


e. Contact Telephone Number    01930024776, 01700666835, 02-9132237 Dhaka Liaison
f. Contact E-mail Number
g. Legal Status   Registration Authority Registration Number
Social welfare Department vide registration # F-0240 dated 27 January 1983
NGO Affairs Burro 143 dated 07 June 1983
Director of Family Planning Faridpur-7 & Khulan-15.


  1. Brief description of SGS


SGS Southern Gonounnayan Samity  is a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) started in 1983 in Bangladesh. Their accomplishments focus on results in governance, poverty reduction, social rights and justice, education for all members of the society, health and family welfare, environment, energy and climate change, and disaster management. SGS works with GoB ministries and agencies plus bilateral and multinational donor partners to achieve progress in economic and social development in Southern Bangladesh. SGS has experience working with the World Bank, USAID, DFID, ADB, UNDP, UNICEF, CARE, BPHC (PHD), Pathfinder International, Bangladesh Breast Feeding Foundation, Save the Children Australia, Manusher Jonno Foundation, CDMP, BWSSP of DPHE, Chemonics International and other donors. SGS works on building the capacity of institutions and elected bodies as well as the community of people living in poverty, people with disabilities, women and children, and the elderly. SGS is involved in socio-economic issues of human rights, social justice, voter education, awareness of legal issues, adaption and mitigation measures due to climate change, and establishing community change agents and local volunteers. SGS work has covered 44 Upazila of 14 districts.


  1. SGS Mission, Core Values and Strategy


SGS has the Mission of ensuring fundamental rights: food, housing, education, humane treatment, social justice and the right of the people to have information that allows them to live with honor and dignity.

SGS works with the people of the community regardless of their gender, age, religion or race to remove discrimination and injustice. The community will work with SGS on initiating and building local capacity in development programs ensuring their sustainability.

Development goals are possible utilizing the limited resources and human skills through coordination with government agencies, private institutions, and civil society.

SGS works at the household and community level to help citizens build their lives with the opportunity for education, job training so they become contributing citizens to their country and themselves.

This strategic goal is built on collective experience within the community, learning and insight knowledge building, training and advocacy to enhance skills, and these initiatives are executed in a framework of collaboration and partnership to empower people to obtain their rights from providers in a transparent and accountable manner.


  1. SGS Experience


SGS started its development journey in 1983 with the help of donors and is currently a multi-funded NGO with a holistic approach to development having a special focus on community health and nutrition, disaster relief and agricultural governance. 

List of Major Programs/Interventions from 1983-2015 

Sl.No Name of the Project Funded by Duration
01 Girl’s  Student Stipend Project The Asia Foundation 1985-1992
02 Community Based Family Planning Program The Asia Foundation 1991-1993
03 Adolescent Family-Life Education The Asia Foundation 1992-1996
04 Integrated Fund for Destitute Women IFADEB 1992-1995
05 Relief and Housing & Agricultural Rehabilitation Salvation Army 1980,1988 &


06 Forth Population and Health Project (FPHP) ODA/BPHC 1993-1998
07 Disaster Management Project CARE Bangladesh 2000-2004
08 NHSDP/SSFP / NGO Service Delivery Project (NSDP) USAID and 1997-2015
09 National Nutrition Program (NNP) GoB and World Bank 2003-2011
10 Good Governance for  Agriculture Development Project DFID through Manusher Jonno Foundation 2006 – 2013


11 UPHCPII, Khulna Municipality. ADB, CIDA, UNFPA, ORBIS, DFID & GoB 2006-2011
12 Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Project. CDMP &CARE Bangladesh 2006- 2000
13 Human Resource Wing World Bank 2008- 2009
14 Rural Piped Water Supply Project GoB and World Bank 2006- 2008
15 Maternal Neonatal & Child Survival AusAID through UNICEF 2009- – 2013
16 Women Friendly Hospital UNICEF through Nari Pokkho 2010-2013
17 Water and Environmental Sanitation, GoB and World Bank 1993-1994
18 People Oriented Service Improvement Project- POrSI UKAID through Manusher Jonno Foundation 2013- Till date


  1. Governance

SGS is governed by a written Constitution , the principal guide book for the organization, that was approved by the Directorate of Social Services, the registration authority. There is a nine (9) member Executive Committee (EC) comprised of qualified people from diversified academics and professional businesses, voluntary and social development work and advocates including three women. The EC develops program activities and has special responsibility for Grants Management. They also work to promote the goals and objectives of programs are being met, and are selected in a democratic process with a mandate from members of the general body. The Organigram below shows the relations and lines of authority:

SGS Organogram


Below is the list of current Executive Committee of SGS



Name of Members


Designation Age


Principle Occupation


Relation to Chief Executive


01 Sheikh Ahmed Hossain Mirza


Chairman 58






02 Advocate Abu Taleb Sheikh Co- Chairman 57






03 Sheikh Belayet Hossain Member Secretary and  Executive Director 58 Development Professional N/A
04 Tushar Ranjan Biswas, ,


Member- Finance 54






05 Ahmed Ali Khan Member -Organization








06 Sayed Nazrul Islam Member 50






07 Shebani Gain Member 38


Social Worker




08 Shemu Habib Member 35


Social Worker






09 Sabita Rani Arinda Member 47 Social Worker




  1. Internal Control and Governance

Good governance means accountability and transparency at all levels with staff policies for hiring and release of staff. Performance reviews are required each year of all staff, and logistics and equipment must work efficiently and effectively to attain program objectives and mission of SGS.


  1. Coordination and Linkage with Local Government and Civil Society

SGS has established functional relationships with local government units and civil society organizations since both are required for sustainable development. SGS has ongoing working relationships with elected women unions, teachers and social worker unions, and considers “community” as the center of its development circle ensuring their involvement in program design, implementation and evaluation in its participatory approach. Because of this approach, SGS has an excellent acceptance and reliability at the community level with locals, civil society and local government agencies. For example:

SGS volunteers at the community level run MNCS meetings

SGS participates in monthly NGO Coordination meeting at the District level

SGS is a pioneer in Gopalganj in leading coordination with other NGOs

During natural disasters, SGS plays a key role in coordinating local government and NGO assistance at Upazila and at the district level


  1. Coalitions and Coordination with National Networks

SGS is a member of several national networks and forums which hold meetings, workshops and seminars, exchange views and information, and share information and best practices. We observe national and international days of action together, and we recommend practical and realistic solutions to common problems that arise. These networks are widely respected in their sectors and are influencing GoB policies through advocacy campaigns, and SGS is an active member of the following networks:

Sl # Name of the Network/Forums Designation
01 Network for Information, Response And Preparedness Activities on Disaster (NIRAPAD) Member
02 PHD Network Member
03 Credit and Development Forum (CDF) Member
04 World Food Program (WFP) Member
05 Social Accountable for Justice and Good Governance Member


  1. Compliance and Final Audit

SGS respects opinion and suggestions to improve its operation and to achieve its targeted goals. SGS must follow donor guidelines and follow compliance and reporting mechanisms. The financial internal controls and periodic internal review of accounting and financial management is an important SGS management process. A third party final audit will be shared with donors and the GoB

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