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.

Executive Committee Profile


Name Dr. Abbas U Bhuiya
Date of Birth 31 December 1951
Father’s Name Abdul Gafur Bhuiya
Mother’s Name Arshen Nessa
Spouse’s Name Mrs. Ismat Ara Bhuiyan.
Educational Qualification Ph.D in Demography
Address Ex-Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR’B, Mohakhali, Dhaka

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year 2003.



Name Mr. Minar Monsur
Date of Birth 31 December 1959
Father’s Name Abdul Mahbub
Mother’s Name
Spouse’s Name Tahminara Begum
Educational Qualification MA
Address Assistant Editor, The Daily Ittefaq, 40-Kawran Bazar,

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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).


Name Mostafa Kamal Ahmed FCA
Date of Birth 01 December, 1975
Father’s Name Moqbul Ahmed
Mother’s Name Suraiya Begum
Spouse’s Name
Educational Qualification FCA
 Address Amicus Amity, Flat-C5, Plot-371, Road-10,
Block-C, Basundhara R/A, Dhaka-1229

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Name Jasmeen Sultana Paru
Date of Birth 10 June 1951
Father’s Name Late Md Sona Meah
Mother’s Name Late Ellma Khatun
Spouse’s Name
Educational Qualification BA
 Address House-14/1, 3 No Nasirabad Housing Society, Pachlaish, Chattogram


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journals and books.


Name Gawher Nayeem Wahra
Date of Birth 22 January, 1955
Father’s Name I H Hyder Wahra
Mother’s Name Saleha Khatun
Spouse’s Name
Educational Qualification MSS (Public Administration)
Address 7/3 Aurengajeb Road, Muhammadpur, Dhaka 1207

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Name Jacob Kumar Sarker
Date of Birth 09 December 1965
Father’s Name Jonathan Sarker
Mother’s Name Kanak Lata Sarker
Spouse’s Name
Educational Qualification MSS
 Address House-3, Road-9, Mohammadia Housing Society,
Mohammadpur, Dhaka

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Secretary/Executive Director

Name Rezaul Karim Chowdhury
Date of Birth 1st March 1956
Father’s Name Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury
Mother’s Name Momtaz Begum Chowdhury
Spouse’s Name Mrs. Dilbor Jahan Hena
Educational Qualification MA
 Address COAST Trust, Metro Melody (1st Floor), House-13, Road-2, Shyamoli, Dhaka-1207

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  • Minutes of the 105 EC Committee Meeting of COAST 25 April 2020 [English Minutes] [104 EC Meeting minutes] [Salary Due Plan_TSH] [COAST Fund and Investment report_AKB] [COAST COVID-19 Response_SKB] [Virtual meeting photo]
  • 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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