Nazrul Smriti Sangsad
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About NSS


BACKGROUND

Nazrul Smriti Sangsad-NSS, a social development organization established in 1977 after the name of Nazrul Islam, a progressive student leader of Barisal B.M College and a journalist of the Daily Ittefaq who was fighting against poverty and for a society where equal rights will be practiced. To make his dream happen a young, sincere and committed group with full of dedication has started interventions in 2000 to serve the drawback and vulnerable rural people with special attention to women and children.

VISION

A dynamic society influencing policies and actions at all levels where people can practice their equal rights and opportunities.

MISSION

The mission of NSS is to strengthen civil society partnership by enhancing, contributing to policy and stimulating action. Empowerment and capacity building of poor marginalized, ethnic minority and underprivileged people for ensuring participation in policy making process as well as in power structure by improving their socio-economic state. It also emphasizes the gender equity, access and ownership over public resources, transparency and accountability in LGI and CSDI with special attention to basic human rights and rule of law. It promotes indigenous knowledge, best practices, innovative technology for livelihood, democratic values and mobilization of local resources. Organizing social mobilization and policy advocacy at different level to ensure peoples interest in national and global issues and enactment of pro-poor laws and policies.

Core Values

NSS believes and upholds the principles of justice, gender equality and equity tolerance, respect and authority in all aspect of people’s life. We put emphasis on right-based approach to fulfill practical needs towards the people we are working for. We do believe and practice transparency, accountability in the governing process and democratic practices at all level. We welcome and respect people opinions through equal participation for the betterment of the society, which we dream in a holistic development approach.

Gender and CP Focal Point

A management level staff is assigned to ensure gender mainstreaming including planning, implementation and reporting to the management for action. Make sure that gender mainstreaming strategy; policy and monitoring system is in place that includes the environment, physical facilities that secures gender-based violence with child protection.

Thematic Area

 Poverty Reduction and Livelihood
 Health, Sanitation and Nutrition
 Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
 Rights and Governance
 Sustainable Agriculture and Value Chain
 Education and Information Technology
 Globalization and Economic Justice
 Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
 Emergency Response and Rehabilitation

Strategies

 People Organization
 Social mobilization
 Capacity building and institutional development
 Policy and Media Advocacy
 Networking and Coalition Building
 Service Delivery
 Social Accountability
 Enterprnership Development and Market Linkage

Objectives

1. To extend financial and adaptive technological support to the poor communities with special attention to women and climate vulnerable for generating income and alternative livelihood options for their living standard as well as poverty reduction.
2. To develop capacity through ensuring non-formal primary education, pre-school, adult literacy, quality education, Technical Education, Information and Communication Technology.
3. To provide technical support to the LGI’s and CSDI’s to make them more functional and ensure social accountability and transparency.
4. To provide health, WASH and nutritional facilities to the under privileged communities as well as to make linkage them with service providers.
5. To raise awareness about human rights covering reproductive health rights, social and political rights among the under privileged groups, specially person with disability, ethnic and religious minority.
6. To provide training on gender and women empowerment for capacity building.
7. To mobilize community people through popular theatre and cultural activities in folk and traditional culture for social political and religious harmony.
8. To raise awareness on social issues especially STI, HIV/AIDS, drug water borne and infectious diseases.
9. To campaign against gender based violence especially acid throwing, rape, sexual harassment, child marriage, domestic violence, trafficking , safe migration and to create a social protection mechanism.
10. To deliver humanitarian services during disaster with an emergency response and rehabilitation as well as to emphasise DRR appoacrh for sustainable development.
11. To develop economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, market linkage, value chain considering climate vulnerability.
12. To make policy advocacy at different stages on national and global issues like globalization, climate change and economic justice and its adverse effect on social and economical state.

LEGAL STUTAS

NSS is registered under the Department of social service, Government of Bangladesh. The registration number is Barguna-01/84, Dated 27 September, 1984 and affiliated with the Department of Youth Development, Government of Bangladesh bearing the number Ba-1852, Bar-07, Am-01, Dated. The organization also obtained registration from the NGO Affairs Bureau under Foreign Donations Act of 1978. The FD registration number is 1922 Dated 20 April 2004.It has renwed on 18th May 2014 for further 5 years period.

GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE

• VAT REGISTRATION # 9111128030
• ELECTRONIC TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (ETIN) # 1516001092

GLOBAL/UN AFFILIATION

• United Nations Global Marketplace-UNGM, Registration # 212348
• DUNS/SAM # -731576075
• PADOR Registration # BD-2012-BPA-2105821689

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP

• Grameenphone Ltd.
• bKash Ltd.
• bdjobs Ltd.

WORKING

The NSS operating its programs at different areas of Amtali, Bamna ,Betagi, Pathorgata and Barguna sador upazila of Barguna district and Patuakhali sador, Mirjagonj,Galachipa Dasmina and Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali district and Monpura upazila of Bhola district Earlier NSS has implemented a training related program at Pabna, Sirajgonj and C.Nawabgonj district with the financial and technical support of IDSL.

DONORS AND PARTNER


NAME OF DONORS AND PARTNERS

 Family Planning Association of Bangladesh- FPAB
 Naripokkho and Sangkalpa Trust
 Gender Train Project-IWTC, New York
 Steps Towards Development
 Amtali Pourashava/Danida
 CSRL, Oxfam -GB
□ Concern-Universal
 Plan Bangladesh and USAID
 Oxfam -GB
 Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital
 Save The Children
 Naripokkho and ICPD+20
 Wave Foundation and Oxfam
 PRICE and USAISD
 NGO Forum and European Union
 Bangladesh Technical Education Board
 CCCP of Palli-Karmo Shahayaok Foundation-PKSF
 Manusher Jonno Foundation-MJF and NGO Forum
 Steps Towards Development and Danish Church Aid
 Action Contre La Faim-ACF International
 NGO Forum and Manusher Jonno Foundation
 Manusher Jonno Foundation
 Ministry of Information
 Department of Women Affairs

NETWORKING MEMBERSIHP

 ADAB- Patuakhali Chapter (Member)
 Credit and Development Forum-CDF (Member)
 National AIDS/STI Network- (Member)
 Southern NGO Network – SNN (Member)
 Association for Land Reforms and Development- ALRD (Member)
 Bangladesh Shishu Adikar Forum – BSAF (Member)
 Forum for Coastal Development Initiatives- FCDI (Secretary)
 Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance-BATA (Member)
 Self Help Promotion Group (EC Member)
 NGO Network in Bangladesh (Member)
 Campaign for Popular Education -CAMPE (Member)
 Bangladesh Gender and Trade Network- BGTN (Member)
 Stop Violence Against Women – SVAW (Jt Convener)
 Barguna Coastal NGO Forum- BCNF (Secretary)
 We Can Campaign (Member)
 Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood -CSRL (Member)
 Governance Coalition (Member)
 Barguna DRR Network (Member)
 White Ribbon Alliance -Global Network for save motherhood (Member)
 Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (Member)

LEAD AND FOCAL ORGANIZATION

 Governance Coalition, Barguna
 CSRL, Coastal Campaign Group, Barisal Divison

Governance and Management


Governance

The organization has a General Committee comprising of 31 members and an Executive Committee comprising of 9 members. General Committee sits twice in a year and Executive Committee sits bi monthly. The Executive Director is responsible to ensure Organizational accomplishment of the provisions of Committee policies on “Results and Priorities” within the boundaries of prudence and ethics.

Transparency and Accountability

NSS is always transparent in financial transactions as well as any breach related to management and program. The members of General and Executive Committee, Central and Program Management Team discuss and take decisions through regular meetings, which circulated to the concerned members to execute the decisions accordingly. There is a structured system exists to ensure accountability of every individuals in the organization following the organ gram.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

There are two styles of management i.e. Central Management Team-CMT and Program Management Team -PMT formed with program and management personnel of different program and project of NSS. Both the team sits to review the implementation weekly and monthly basis following the decisions of Executive Committee. The Executive Director is coordinating CMT and Project Coordinator is looking after on PMT.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Three separate wings of NSS accounts, admin and internal audit are working together to ensure transparency and accountability in financial management system. All dealings related to finance are being strongly maintained based on the organizational policies. Both internal and external audits have been taken place periodically. Monthly and quarterly reports prepared as regular basis and submit as per the requirement of donors and for other purposes.

MONITORING,EVALUATION AND LEARNING-MEL

MEL is an integral part of our internal control mechanism.Its a management tool which is used to track inputs ,outputs ,outcome process and constrains. NSS has a separate MEL unit and it conducts periodic analysis, enabling the management to determine whether the key activities are being carried out as planned ,and whether they are having the the expected outcomes and changes as per LFA and TOC. MEL system analyzes the strength , weakness, outcomes and impacts of the overall process of the project and programs.

POLICY AND PRACTICE

The organization has 10 years long Strategic Planning Action Vission-2010 which developed in a participatory manner for the period of 2011-2020 which being tried to follow up strongly. The organization has also introduced policies on Organizational Development Policy, Financial Management Policy, Human Resource Policy, Gender Policy, Rehabilitation Policy for Disable, Child protection Policy, Micro Finance Policy, Humanitarian Charter, Disaster Management Guideline and Contingency Plan for Disaster.These policies are open to all and being practiced regularly.

GENDER AND CP FOCAL POINT

A management level staff is assigned to ensure gender mainstreaming including planning, implementation and reporting to the management for action. Make sure that gender mainstreaming strategy; policy and monitoring system is in place that includes the environment, physical facilities that secures gender-based violence with child protection.

Contact


NAZRUL SMRITI SANGSAD- NSS

Address

Sweden Palace (1st Floor)
Pallabi Residential Area
Post -Amtali , Upazila -Amtali
Dist - Barguna, Bangladesh, Post Code No - 8710
Phone - 04452-56054, Fax- 04452-56164, Cell -01712-795359
Email: nssngo@gmail.com, Url: www.nssngo.org
Contact Person: Shahabuddin Panna, Executive Director