Organization Profile

UDPS  Profile

 

Uttara Development Program Society(UDPS) a national NGO, has been working for socio-economic development of the rural and urban poor through implementation of different employment and income generation activities like agricultural, food security, livelihood, social development and microcredit activities since its origin in 1986. HIV/AIDS/Trafficking women and children, Risk reduction program, Ultra-poor program, rural and urban microcredit program, Agriculture, livestock ,fishery and other natural resources program, education, health and nutrition, water supply and sanitation, climate change and disaster management are the major programs of UDPS. It has also been implementing collaborative projects on agricultural, natural resources management, food security, market linkage, livelihood development, health, nutrition, water supply and sanitation programs in partnership with donors, Government of Bangladesh(GOB), International and national NGOs. Till to date about 45 projects have been implemented by UDPS in joint collaboration with various organizations.

 

Documentation of legal status of the organization:

 

UDPS has been registered with the following registration authorities of the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh:  

Sl. No. Registration Authority Registration Number Registration date Last renewed
1 NGO Affairs Bureau, Government of Bangladesh(GOB) 436 28.01.1991 Renewed on 18.05.2011 for 5 years
2 Ministry of Social Welfare (Directorate of Social Welfare Department, GOB) Thak-297/2014 17.11.1988 08.12.2014
3 Joint Stock Companies, GOB S-2751(164)/2002 21.04.2002
4 Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA),GOB 03747-00981-0085 01.01.2008
5 Commissioner of Taxes, Taxes Circle-101(Company),Taxes Zone-5, Dhaka E.TIN No.

119699734103 Circle-101(Company),Dhaka

 

24.01.2011
6 Assistant  Commissioner of Customs, Excise and VAT Registration Office, Mohammadpur, Dhaka No.17071046812, Area Code 170201 14.08.2012
  • Organizational Management:

To ensure good governance and program sustainable, UDPS has two governance and management bodies one is Executive Committee (EC) and other one is General Committee (GC). The Executive Committee is consisting of 07 members while the General Committee consists of 14 members. The Executive Committee meeting convents minimum 4 times whiles the General Committee convents once in a fiscal year. The members of the Executive Committee are elected by the General Committee to serve for 3 years term. The Executive Committee makes the policy related decision and exercise duties which considered appropriate to achieve the organization’s mission, vision, objectives and goal. The General Committee oversees the policy and decision that taken by the Executive Committee (EC). The Chief Executive, is the head of the organization and manages the overall implementation of the day to day operational activities of the organization and accountable to Executive Committee.

The Chief executive is assisted by a team of senior management comprising of Deputy Executive Director, one Director(Operation), three Deputy Directors(Admin, Operation and Finance), one Chief Co-coordinator  and 6(six) Zonal Managers(Operation) who provide strategic planning, policy guidelines, supervision and necessary guidance. The mid level management comprising of Area managers, are responsible for monitoring of field activities. The branch managers, program/project coordinators and other staff are implementing day to day program  activities at the field level. An organogram of the organization is enclosed.

 

 

Vision

The vision of UDPS is to build Bangladesh through socio-economic development and sustainable cultural status, environment friendly, based on justice, free from exploitation and discrimination. Consequently, the Institution will be working relentlessly for the improvement of lifestyle of the poor, marginalized farmers and the people lagging behind in the society through socio-economic development.

 

Mission: Socio-economic development of rural and urban poor of men and women, adolescent, children, disabled, unemployed youth and disaster affected mass people through an extensive and intensive participatory development process.

 

Objectives:

  • Bring both rural and urban poor specially women, children and adolescents out of extreme poverty and make them self-reliant through implementing humanitarian socio-economic development projects and providing financial assistance with diversified microcredit programs to supplement the government efforts for poverty alleviation in Bangladesh.
  • Emancipate the groups or community people from exploitation through raising their self-respect and self-confidence. To make self-reliant of the poor and destitute people especially the lagging behind women children and adolescents of the society through socio-economic development of the society.
  • Inspiring especially the farms’ laborers, farmers and women for socio-economic development of the society through participatory way of development. To implement need based program activities to emancipate them from social exploitation, oppression, creating job opportunities for unemployment and enhancing their ability through providing training and raising awareness.
  • Inspiring the women and men to bring gender equity in the society through providing training and arranging educational programs and organizing meeting and seminars. To raise ability and capacity so as to enable them to evaluate themselves and participate in the social development works on equal partnership of men and women. To create mass awareness to combat against the women and child repression and trafficking.
  • Imparting training to the poor men and women relating to life based issues, environment, sewerage and sanitation, social aforestation and healthcare and inspire them to live in healthy environment.
  • Awakening the youths for building nation and society, create job opportunities for unemployed youths and young women, and imbue with the voluntary mentality among the younger generations for development.
  • Motivate the underprivileged and lagged behind aborigine people and tribal society of the country to participate into the development activities and to create opportunities through implementing different programs for their education and employment opportunities. Protect their traditional culture and wake up their self-respect through publishing research books on their culture and lifestyle.
  • Implement programs for the welfare of the disabled, crippled handicapped men, women and children of the society and inspire them to take part in the development activities. To extend cooperation and support services for protecting their legitimate right to live with dignity and honor in the society.
  • Ensure healthcare services to the drug-addicted and establishing centers for their treatment and create opportunities to rehabilitate them in the society as healthy citizen after their recovery from addiction.
  • To take and implement program activities for the poor children for development of their natural growth and arrange opportunities streamlining the dropped out children in the school again. Eradication of hazardous child labor, taking appropriate measures to prevent trafficking of women and children and extend all out support to the government, national and international organizations working on these .

Target people and beneficiaries:

UDPS target people and beneficiaries are from rural, urban, cities slums and char areas those are poor, helpless, lagged behind people, marginal farmers and micro-entrepreneurs especially poor women. Total members:53,674, Loan beneficiaries: 44,623 (Male:0 + Female: 44,623), Project beneficiaries: 52,728 poor households.

 

Working Areas:

UDPS has expanded its program activities in implementing different humanitarian Social Development Programs and operating diversified Microcredit activities in 97 Upazilas, 613 Union + Municipality and 2,222 Villages of 21 Districts with 100 branch offices all over the country. The districts are Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Naogaon, Joypurhat, Bogra, Natore, Rajshahi, Chapai Nawabgonj, Sirajgonj, Pabna, Gazipur, Dhaka, Narayanganj, Noakhali and Chittagong.

List of main projects implemented over the last 5 years:

 

Sl Name of the project Duration Donors Working Area Beneficiaries-House Holds(HH) Budget in Tk(Crore)
1 Integrated interventions against drought for community empowerment under CCCP of PKSF Jan,2014 to Sept,2016 World Bank/PKSF Godagari Upazila of Rajshahi District 2150 HH 2.26
2 Nodi-O-Jibon-II Project 2011-2016 Concern Worldwide-Bangladesh/Irish aid Godagari of Rajshahi 1560 Exteme poor HH 1.55
3 Nodi-O-Jibon-II Project August, 2011 to  June 2016 Concern Worldwide-Bangladesh/Irish aid  Sadar of Lalmonirhat 1500 Exteme poor HH 1.49

 

 

 

 

4 Pathways from Poverty: Building Economic Empowerment & Resilience for Extreme Poor Households in Riverine  areas of Bangladesh”(PFP) April, 2009 to December, 2015 DFID/SHIREE/PAB Rangpur and Kurigram 3950 HH 10.02
5 Integration of Nutrition Component Under Pathways from Poverty (PFP); Phase-II DFID/SHIREE/PAB Rangpur and Kurigram 7264 HH 1.96
6 Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Households Towards Elimination of their Poverty-ENRICH or ‘Samriddi’ July 2014 (Continued) PKSF Raigonj of Sirajgonj District 10,324 HH 3.31
7 Water Efficiency for Scaling up Sandbar Cropping through a market based approach (USAID SWFF Project) Oct.2014 to Sept.2017 USAID/PAB Rangpur and Kurigram 1,000 HH 0.60
8 Recovery efforts for food security & livelihoods for flood affected people in North-West Flood April, 2015 to September  2015 ECHO/NARI/CWWB Sariakandi Upazila of Bogra District 2,186 HH 2.07
9 Development of Distressed Women under VGD (Development Package for Women Beneficiaries)  March 2015 to t December 2016 Ministry of Women and Children Affairs /DWA Birgonj Upazila of Dinajpur District 2,077 HH 0.17
10 Improved Cook-Stoves (ICS) Program  January 2014 to  December 2017 IDCOL Sirajgonj and Dinajpur District 9,000 ICS will be installed and supplied 1.12

 

11 Early Recovery Efforts to Flood Affected People to Meet Their Immediate Basic Needs  October to December 2014 ECHO/Ukaid/NARI/CWWB Sariakandi Upazila of Bogra District 620 HH 0.58

 

List of completed Projects during last 5 years:

Sl Name of the project Donors Working Area Beneficiaries

House Holds(HH)

Period Budget

in crore

1 Sanitation, Hygiene, Education and Water Supply UNICEF/

GOB

Sadar Upazila of Chapai Nawabganj. 70,298 Families

 

2007-2012 5.51
2 Mainstreaming Livelihood Centered Approaches to Disaster Management DFID/

CHASE/ PAB

Sariakandi Upazila of Bogra district Established 45 families.

 

2006-

2010

 

0.217
3 Adarsha Gram Project-II EC/GOB Khansama,Fulbari and Nawabganj upazila of Dinajpur district and Gangachara upazila of Rangpur district. Adarsha Gram-7 Nos.

750 Households

2004-

2006

0.45
4 Housing Fund (Greehayan Tahabil) Bangladesh Bank Birgonj, Fulbari and Chapai Nawabgonj Cluster Housing for 262 Families 1999-

2008

0.60
5 Basic Education for Hard to Reach Urban Working Children (BEHTRUWC), Dhaka Stage-1,2, 3 & 4 UNICEF/CIDA/

SIDA/GOB

Ward No.3,4,13,14,15, 16, 38 & 42 under Dhaka City Corporation through 300 learning centers. Total learners

8,925 with

357 Centers

2006-2012 10.55
6 Post Literacy and Continuing Education for Human Development (PLCEHD-1 & II) World Bank/ GOB Narayangonj Sadar Upazila through 68 Learning Centers 68 Centers &

2,040 Learners in each year

2008-2012 2.22
7 Nodi-O-Jibon (River and Life) Project-I Concern Worldwide- Bangladesh/Irish Aid Bera of Pabna and Sadar, Lalmonirhat 3,300 Families, 16,620 Members 2006-2010 3.14
8 Participatory Livestock Development Project (PLDP-II) ADB/PKSF Dinajpur, Rangpur,  Natore, Chapai Nawabgonj, Sirajganj Panchbibi and Pabna district. 56763 HH. 2004-

2008

34.67
9 Vulnerable Group Development for Ultra Poor (VGDUP) EC/DWA/RIC Fulchari of Gaibandha, Kawnia of Rangpur and Dimla of Nilphamari District. 6,600 VGD Women 2009-2011 0.53
10 Dissemination of Improved Cook Stoves (Bandhu Chula) GTZ Chapai Nawabgonj 2,800

Households

 

2009-2013 0.16
11 Participatory Livestock Development Project (PLDP-II) ADB/PKSF Dinajpur, Rangpur,  Natore, Chapai Nawabgonj, Panchbibi, Sirajgonj and Pabna district. 56,673

Households

2004-

2008

34.67
12 Food Security for Sustainable Household Livelihood (FoSHoL) EC/Care- Bangladesh Godagari  and Tanore Upazila of Rajshahi. 13,275 HH 2005-2009 1.15

 

 

 

 

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