Board of Trustee

The Board of Trustee (BoT) is the highest policy making body of the organization having meeting at least once in every three months. At present the body consists of 7 members and they are 1) Begum Shamsun Nahar (National Consultant, Gender Specialist, LGED) as Chairperson, 2) Mr. Minar Monsur (Assistant Editor, The Daily Ittefaq) as Member, 3) M. Zahirul Alam FCA (Senior Financial Management Specialist- Bangladesh Insurance Sector Development Project- Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority -IDRA ) as Treasurer, 4) Dr. Abbas U Bhuiya (Dr. Abbas is the retired Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B. Mohakhali, Dhaka), 5) Tofail Ahmed PhD (Vice-Chancellor, Britannia University), 6) Ms. Ruma Akter (Peoples Organization Leader, COAST Cox’s Bazar Region) and 7) Ms Halima Begum (Peoples Organization Leader, COAST Bhola Region) as Member in the board. A part from this M. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury (Executive Director, COAST Trust) has also been acting as Ex-officio Secretary of Board of Trustee.

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 2002 (Jan-Dec) our annual financial account was audited by S.F. Ahmed & Co, during 2003 (Jan-Dec) and 2004 (Jan-Dec) it was audited by Masih Muhith Hoque & Co., during 2005 it was by A. Wahab & Co, during 2006, 2007 and 2008 (Jan-June`6 month) was audited by HudaVasi Chowdhury & Co., during FY 2008-2009 was audited by SF Ahmed and Co, during FY 2009-2010 was audited by HudaVasi Chowdhury & Co., during FY2010-2011, FY 2011-2012 and FY2012-2013 was audited by SF Ahmed & Co. All the audit reports can be found in our website i.e. www.coastbd.net which is updated regularly.

Board of Trustee Profile

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Chairperson

Name Begum Shamsun Nahar
Date of Birth 1st July 1963
Fathers Name Alhaj Md. Nurul Islam Mian
Mothers Name Alhaj Begum Jahanar Islam
Spouse’s Name Mr. C.K. Majumdar
Educational Qualification Master of Social Science (MSS); Bachelor of Laws
(LLB) and Post Graduate Diploma in General
Management Course (Denmark)
 Profession address Gender and Development Specialist (in LGED
for ADB-IFAD project), in  Dhaka.
Email: rahans@gmail.com

Short Brief
Ms. Begum Shamsun Nahar, a Bangladeshi Social Scientist and Gender Expert, works as an Independent Consultant since 1987 having more than 27 years of experience through the 37 long term and short term assignments (14 as Team Leader) of internationally funded projects. She is capable to lead and coordinate policy initiatives through the full cycle of research, policy development, financial and option analysis, and executive approval processes; and ensures that policies developed are consistent with government direction and takes into account the Ministry’s legislation, regulations, and programs relating to projects objectives. She has expertise in project management, policy analysis, project design, implementation and evaluation of projects and NGOs. She also has expertise and long experiences of conducting training and preparation of training module and materials from grass root to policy level people and travelled abroad for presenting papers in the international conferences, seminars and conducting training on Gender so she has been in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), etc. as well as she has visited all 64-districts and more than 90% of Bangladesh including Islands and outreach areas. She is a founder member (and the member of First Steering Committee) of the “Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)” since the creation in 2000 at the 2nd World Water Forum in the Netherlands, the GWA has grown to an international network of almost 2100 members, organizations and individuals, in 120 countries worldwide. She is also heading women organization and coordinating national / international networks with strong inter-personal and communication skills. She is currently Chairperson of Coast BOT and contributed as member and Treasurer from the year 2003.

 


PP_Minur_monsurVice-Chairperson

Name Mr. Minar Monsur
Date of Birth 31 December 1959
Fathers Name Abdul Mahbub
Mothers Name
Spouse’s Name Tahminara Begum
Educational Qualification MA
 Profession address Assistant Editor, The Daily Ittefaq, 40-Kawran Bazar,
Dhaka. Email: minarmonsur@gmail.com

Short Brief
Minar Monsur obtained his BA (1983) and Masters (1984) in Bengali Language and Literature from the University of Chittagong. He secured 2nd class 1st position both in BA (Hons.) and Masters. He started his career as acting editor of a national weekly, DESHBANDHU and worked with Family Planning Services and Training Centre (FPSTC) as acting editor of a developmental monthly magazine, PROJONMA. From 1988 to 2004, he worked for Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB), an apex organization of NGOs, as a senior program manager. He was publishing and editing monthly newsletter (ADAB SANGBAD and ADHUNA) and preparing annual reports along with other responsibilities in ADAB. From 2004 to 2007, he worked for the Daily SANGBAD as an Assistant Editor. He developed many educational materials on Democracy, Voter Education, Human Rights, Constitutional Rights etc. He has also written several articles, columns, and editorials/post editorials on development, politics and literature. One of his research work, `Hasan Hafizur Rahman: Eternal Lighthouse in the Bleakness’ was published by the Bangla Academy. Besides, he is the author/editor of some important books/publications. Currently he is working with The Daily ITTEFAQ as an Assistant Editor (from December 2007).


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Treasurer

Name M.Zahirul Alam, FCA
Date of Birth 1st January 1952
Fathers Name Azahar Mia.
Mothers Name Late Feroza Begum
Spouse’s Name Mrs. Dilshad Alam
Educational Qualification MSc (UK), FFA, FCA
 Profession address Senior Financial Management Specialist-
Bangladesh Insurance Sector
Development Project- Insurance Development
and Regulatory Authority -IDRA.
Email: zahirulalam15@yahoo.com

Short Brief
Presently he has been working as Senior Financial Management Specialist- Bangladesh Insurance Sector Development Project- Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority -IDRA. Earlier he was the Sr. Consultant & General Manager (Internal Audit), Janata Bank Ltd, Dhaka-1000 and also the Director (Finance), Titas Gas T & D Co. Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh, He has widely experienced in public and private sectors accounting, financial, and auditing, also experienced in procedures of the World Bank, ADB, DFID, KFW, DANIDA, OCEP, and other donor.


Name Dr. Abbas U Bhuiya
Date of Birth 31st December 1951
Fathers Name Abdul Gafur Bhuiyan.
Mothers Name Late Arsennesa
Spouse’s Name Mrs. Ismat Ara Bhuiyan.
Educational Qualification Ph.D in Demography
 Profession address Retired Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B. Mohakhali, Dhaka
Email:

 


Short Brief
Dr. Abbas is the retired Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B. Mohakhali, Dhaka and also worked as a Senior Social Scientist and Head of Poverty and Health Programme and Social and Behavioural Sciences Unit of ICDDR,B. Have nearly 25 years of professional experience in the field of community health research with special focus on monitoring and evaluation, equity issues, behaviour change, and community development oriented action research for the improvement of health of the poor and reduction of social disparity in health. Had played active role in the Global Health Equity Initiative (GHEI) of the Rockefeller Foundation. Currently, a member of the Board of Commission on Health Research for Development (COHRED), HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance, Bangladesh (HASAB), and Development Innovations and Practices (DIP). Have participated in many international meetings and conferences to present invited and regular papers. Also participated, as a member, in a number of World Bank Missions and review missions inside and outside Bangladesh. Has published extensively in journals and books.

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Member

Name Dr. Tofail Ahmed
Date of Birth 4th May 1955
Fathers Name Jalal Ahmed.
Mothers Name Sofia Begum
Spouse’s Name Mrs. Masuda A Chowdhury.
Educational Qualification BSS (Hon) MSS Ph.D
Profession address Vice-Chancellor, Britannia University.
Email: ahmedt_dr@yahoo.com

Short Brief
Presently he has been working as Vice-Chancellor, Britannia University. Professor Tofail Ahmed retired voluntarily from the Department of Public Administration , Chittagong University In September 2007.Besides the teaching in the universities , he also served in various national and international organizations as executives and consultants. Professor Ahmed is one of the well read academic in the field of local governance in Bangladesh. He is the author of about 25 books (Bangla and English) and a large number of articles on politics, administration and development. An academic, activist and organizer, Dr Tofail Ahmed also contributes columns in the newspapers of Bangladesh. He is one of the founder trustees of COAST Trust, contributed as Treasurer and Chairperson for about 8 years and currently sits in the board as member. One of the prominent civil society activists, Dr Ahmed regularly contributes in the debates and discussions on various reform issues..

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Member

Name Ms. Ruma Akter
Date of Birth 01 January, 1963
Fathers Name Md. Moqbul Ahmed
Mothers Name
Spouse’s Name Md Ahmed
Educational Qualification Class-VIII
 Profession address People`s Organization Leader, Cox’sbazar Region,
COAST Trust.

Short Brief

She is from Cox’s Bazar district. She is the Secretary of the Ramu branch People’s Organization. She joined COAST micro finance group to get some financial and technical supports to make herself self reliant. Later she had got some loans, with the financial and technical support Ms. Ruma Akter has made her self reliant by doing some business. As a group member she has very much inspired the regular development education of COAST. She has been involved in various social mobilizations and social actions. She believes that, as a member of the Board of Trustee, she will be able to turn her dream into reality which is to disseminate knowledge to mass people as much as she can. She believes that, she will be able to raise the voice of the beneficiaries of COAST to the BoT.

 


Halima

Member

Name Ms. Halima Begum
Date of Birth 01 June, 1975
Fathers Name Md. Jomir Hassan Maji
Mothers Name
Spouse’s Name Md. Mahasin
Educational Qualification Class-VIII
 Profession address People`s Organization Leader, Bhola Region,
COAST Trust.

Short Brief

She is from Bhola district. She is the Secretary of the Jinnagar branch People’s Organization. She joined COAST microfinance group to get some financial and technical supports to make herself self reliant. Later she had got some loans, with the financial and technical support Ms. Halima Begum has made her self reliant by doing some business. As a group member she has very much inspired the regular development education of COAST. She has been involved in various social mobilizations and social actions. She believes that, as a member of the Board of Trustee, she will be able to turn her dream into reality which is to disseminate knowledge to mass people as much as she can. She believes that, she will be able to raise the voice of the beneficiaries of COAST to the BoT.

Related documents

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buttetBoard of Trustee audit and finance committee Meeting

  • 18th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 17th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 16th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 15th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 14th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 13th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 12th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 11th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 10th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 9th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 8th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 7th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 6th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 4th BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 3rd BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]
  • 2nd BoT Audit Meeting Minutes [Download]

buttetBoard of Trustee Meeting

  • Minutes of the 98th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 27 October 2018 [English]
  • Minutes of the 97th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 21 April 2018 [English]
  • Minutes of the 96th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 29 December 2017 [English]
  • Minutes of the 95th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 17 November 2017 [English]
  • Minutes of the 94th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 23 September 2017 [English]
  • Minutes of the 93rd Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 22 April 2017 [English]
  • Minutes of the 92nd Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 16 December 2016 [English]
  • Minutes of the 91st Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 8 October 2016 [English]
  • Minutes of the 90th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 25 June 2016 [English]
  • Minutes of the 89th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 6 May 2016 [English]
  • Minutes of the 87th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 26 December 2015 [English]
  • Minutes of the 86th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 27 June 2015 [English]
  • Minutes of the 85th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 14 February 2015 [English]
  • Minutes of the 84th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 18 October 2014 [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 83th Board of Trustee Meeting of COAST 26 June 2014 [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 82th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 04 April 2014 [English] [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 81th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 18 December 2013 [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 80th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 5 October 2013 [English] [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 79th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 15 June 2013 [English] [Bangla]
  • Minutes of the 76th Board of Trustee meeting of COAST Trust, Dated 19 January, 2013 [Download]

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