Besides government, NGOs have contributed for advancing the UN Millennium Development Goals and they will play important role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals.
The government has established Bangladesh NGO Foundation (BNF) to support the NGOs, with a view to associate the Non-Governmental Organizations and mandated to take up socio- economic development activities and poverty alleviation initiatives through NGOs having previous experience of implementing similar programmes. BNF provides financial grants and need-based supports to develop their skills for stepping up such activities. Bangladesh NGO Foundation is under the Bank and Financial Institutions Division of Ministry of Finance.
With the support of BNF, Non-Governmental Organizations have been working at the root level countrywide and playing active role for sustainable development and making digital Bangladesh.
Government set vision 2021 and 2041 as a roadmap of development. To implement this initiative successfully, along with government, people from all walk of life including NGOs should work sincerely with the inspiration of patriotism.
Speakers said in a meeting with the partner organizations of BNF and Mr. Chandra Nath Basak, Managing Director of Bangladesh NGO Foundation, organized by YPSA held at YPSA Conference Room, Chittagong on 20 August.
Chief Executives/Executive Directors of all partner organizations of Bangladesh NGO Foundation were present in the meeting.
Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (SDP), YPSA presided over the meeting while Mr. Chandra Nath Basak, Managing Director of BNF was present as chief guest. Palash Chowdhury, Director (Finance), YPSA gave welcome speech and Md. Shahidul Islam, Program Manager, YPSA moderated the meeting.