Brac World Board Chair Ameerah Haq, Brac Bangladesh Board Chairperson Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman and World Board Member Lord Mark Malloch Brown Collected
Brac World Board has been fashioned to assist its roadmap
Brac, one of many largest improvement organizations on this planet, has introduced that it’s scaling up its international ambition to assist the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Improvement.
BRAC goals to achieve no less than 250 million deprived ladies (and their dependents), youth, and other people residing in poverty around the globe, together with Bangladesh, inside the subsequent 10 years, a press launch from the group mentioned.
Brac Founder and Chair Emeritus Sir Fazle Hasan Abed mentioned: “With the Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDGs), we made a dedication to the individuals of the world to eradicate excessive poverty by 2030. With 10 years to go to attain the SDGs, we have to set in movement an accelerated path.”
He additional mentioned: “Brac has at all times believed in creating impression at scale. Small is gorgeous, however scale is required for larger impression. With 47 years of expertise in working with the individuals of Bangladesh and 17 years of worldwide expertise in Africa and Asia, Brac is able to collaborate on a worldwide scale and to share our studying with public, non-public and non-governmental companions.”
Brac’s international technique outlines three precedence targets: empowering no less than 250 million individuals to have management over their very own livelihoods; reaching no less than 30% of the contributors with a number of interventions; and main innovation and the dissemination of studying within the improvement sector.
Brac has fashioned a “World Board”, with three preliminary members, to information the implementation roadmap of its international technique.
The principal function of the “Brac World Board” can be to make sure that Brac has the best technique, assets and governance to assist its imaginative and prescient.
There can be no different speedy change to Brac’s current boards and governance construction.
In future, the Brac World Board will evaluate its actions and governance mechanisms, as wanted, to consolidate Brac’s unified international energy as “One Brac” in assist of its imaginative and prescient.
Members of the World Board
The Brac World Board can be chaired by Ameerah Haq, at present chair of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Brac Worldwide.
Ameerah is a former UN under-secretary-general for the Division of Area Help (2012-2014). She held the place from 2009 till her retirement and was the senior-most Bangladeshi nationwide within the United Nations throughout these years.
Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, at present chairperson of the Brac Bangladesh Board and a famend educational, economist and policymaker, has been nominated because the senior trustee of the World Board.
Zillur is a number one coverage voice in Bangladesh and was an adviser for Commerce and Schooling within the Caretaker Authorities of Bangladesh in 2008.
He’s the founder and govt chairman of the think-tank Energy and Participation Analysis Centre (PPRC).
The third member of the World Board is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown KCMG. Lord Brown served because the deputy secretary-general and chef-de-cabinet of the UN below Kofi Annan.
Earlier than that, he was administrator of the UNDP, main the UN’s improvement efforts around the globe. He later served as a minister of state within the Overseas Workplace, masking Africa and Asia, and sat in Gordon Brown’s cupboard.
Asif Saleh, govt director of Brac and Dr Muhammad Musa, govt director, Brac Worldwide welcomed the formation of the Brac World Board, marking it as an necessary step in the direction of the worldwide scale-up of Brac’s impression.
Based in 1972 in Bangladesh, Brac at present operates in eleven nations in Asia and Africa, reaching over 100 million individuals.
The nations of its operations are: Bangladesh, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Nepal, Myanmar, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Moreover, BRAC’s ultra-poor commencement strategy, an built-in mannequin to handle excessive poverty, has been tailored in additional than 40 nations by NGOs, governments and multilateral establishments.