Executive Committee of the Trust
The Executive Committee (EC) is the highest policy making body of the organization having meeting at least once in every three months. At present the committee consists of 7 members and they are 1) Abbas U Bhuiya, Ph.D (Mr.) (Dr. Abbas is the retired Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B. Mohakhali, Dhaka) as Chairperson, 2) Mr. Minar Monsur (Assistant Editor, The Daily Ittefaq) as Vice-Chairperson, 3) Mostafa Kamal Ahmed (Mr) FCA as Treasurer, 4) Jasmeen Sultana Paru (Ms) (Chief Executive Officer, ELLMA, Chattogram) as member, 5) Gawher Nayeem Wahra (Mr) (DRR and Humanitarian Accountability expert) as member 6) Jacob Kumar Sarker (Mr) (Free Lance Consultant) as member and M. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury (Executive Director, COAST Trust) as member secretary.
COAST Trust believes the Participation, Accountability and Transparency (PAT) in its own governance. It has written manuals on Human Resource, Field Operation manuals, Finance & Audit manuals maintaining internationally accepted standards, which are also being regularly reviewed. It has regular process reporting to local government, to all upper level and also has annual systematic review process interacting with all internal and external stakeholders including beneficiaries. There is a meeting system where all the stakeholders including the staff have the regular scope of participation. COAST has the initiatives to build institution of the poor families i.e. People Organization (PO) who also has the scope of participation in the COAST decision making process in all level. Thus in all these way, COAST believes that it is a people centred organization.
The accounts and financial systems of the organization are audited by the external audit firm enlisted by the NGO Affairs Bureau in every year. During the year 2017-18 and 2018-19 the accounts of the organization were audited by S.F. Ahmed & Co. and Howladar Yunus & Co. respectively. All the audit reports can be found in our website i.e. www.coastbd.net which is updated regularly.