Name ID No:Syed Nazim-Ud-Daula (L) 54Kaniz Fatema 82Abu Sayed Ziauddin 100Jesmin Sultana 128Md. Rofiqul Islam 138
Mr. Fazle Hasan Abed at a glance:Born 1936 (age 74–75) Baniachong, British India (now in Habiganj District, Bangladesh)Residence BangladeshNationality Bangladeshi / BritishEducation Naval ArchitectureOccupation Founder of BRACParents Siddiq Hasan (father), Syeda Sufya Khatun (mother)
Academic Life:• Initial Study St. Xaviers College• Matriculation Pabna Zilla school• Naval Architecture University of Glasgow• Chartered accounting Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in London
Professional positions• 2005 – Commissioner, UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP)• 2001 - President, The Governing Board of BRAC University.• 2001 - Chairman, Board of Directors, BRAC Bank Limited.• 1987-90 Chairman, South Asia Partnership.• 1998-2004 Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex University, U.K• 1994 - Member, Board of Trustees, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka• 1982-86 Chairman, Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB).
Formation of BRAC• Abed sold his flat in London and returned to the newly independent Bangladesh.• He selected the remote region of Sulla in northeastern Bangladesh to start his work.• This work led him and his organisation, BRAC, to deal with the long-term task of improving the living conditions of the rural poor.
Formation of BRAC(cont.)• BRAC grew to become the largest development organization in the world in terms of the scale and diversity of its interventions.• Abed ensured that it continued to target the landless poor, particularly women.• BRAC now operates in more than 69 thousand villages of Bangladesh and covers an estimated 110 million people.• In 2002, BRAC went international by taking its range of development interventions to Afghanistan. Since then, BRAC has expanded to a total of eight countries across Asia and Africa, successfully adapting its unique integrated development model across varying geographic and socioeconomic contexts.
Formation of BRAC(cont.)Under Abed’s leadership, BRAC has made remarkableachievements against enormous odds. Its work has beenrecognized internationally through awards such as the$1.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize in2008, which is the world’s largest humanitarian prize, aswell as the Swadhinata Puroshkar in 2007, the higheststate award in Bangladesh.
Risk Management • Risk of having a big Loss. • Appointing hard Working Persons. • Having trust over the people. • Deal with the long-term task of improving the living conditions of the rural poor. • International Recognition • Making people aware of improving their lot.
Business Strategies:• Direct Marketing affords.• Minimizing risk• Continuous Improvement Activities• Involving the target group into Business• Solving the problem of soceity by the voluntary activities.
An exclusive Interview of Mr.Abed:• Question: BRAC has recently expanded to several countries in Africa. In what ways do lessons from your experiences in Bangladesh apply and not apply in the African context?• Question: BRAC has participated in partnerships with the private sector. What kids of innovations do you see emerging from the private sector? How can the private sector be more engaged in reaching the poor in ways that benefit both business and the poor?
Awards & Achievements:•The Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, 1980•The Olof Palme Prize, 2001•The Social Entrepreneurship Award by the Schwab Foundation, 2002•The International Activist Award by the Gleitsman Foundation, 2003•The inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award, 2007•The David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award, 2008•Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Articles written by Mr. FazleHasan Abed:• "The Emergence and Present Status of NGOs in Bangladesh: A BRAC Perspective“ - December 2, 2002• "Bangladesh: Realities of Peoples Lives" - 1988, a UNICEF publication.• “Promoting Popular Participation: Some Issues”, in: Participatory Development and the World Bank: The World Bank, 1992.• “Coping with Disasters: From Diarrhea to Cyclone-New York, 1993.• “Social mobilization for EPI in Bangladesh- University Press Ltd., Dhaka, 1991.