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  • A social and environmental development organization

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    About Us

    WHO WE ARE

    JJS is a non-government, not for profit social and environmental development organizationworking since 1985 in the South-west coastal region of Bangladesh. JJS is working with people to improve their individual capitals and power to fight poverty, injustice and climate change in the region. The organization is playing pivotal role in the urban and rural areas of the costal belt through engaging itself in various development programs including climate change and disaster management, governance and human rights;water, environment and food sovereignty; child protection, gender mainstreaming, and empowerment of people with disability and other marginalized groups.

    OUR HISTORY

    JJS’s initiation was in 1985 by doing voluntary works including road repairing, education for children of untouchable Dalits communities, school repairing in Talimpur village in Khulna district by some youths led by ATM Zakir Hossain. In 1988, JJS got legal status from Department of Social Services and strengthened its community development activities with individual contribution from community. until it receivedformal support from ADAB for relief distribution in the same year. Between 1989 and 1991, JJS intensified and expanded its activities in different sectors and received fund from OXFAM, International Voluntary Services, Australian High Commission, Asia Partnership for Human Development (APHD) CARITAS, NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply and World Vision. Activities included institution building, adult literacy, child literacy, social forestation, and water & sanitation.In 1991, JJS got registration from NGO Affairs Bureau under Government of Bangladesh and stepped into mature stage and gradually turned into a right based organization with a standard mixing of rights and services approach and research.

    OUR VISION

    JJS envisions a sustainable, environmentally conscious, humanitarian, total responsive, equitable and poverty free society.

     OUR MISSION

    MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

     OUR STRENGTH

     THEMATIC FOCUS

    Good governance and peoples’ rights are basic pillars for sustainable development of a country. In Bangladesh, there is still some scopes of working on governance and human rights issues. JJS consider governance and rights issues in any development work in poor peoples’ perspective. JJS works for poor peoples’ access and control over resources through ensuring participation in decision making, policy formulation and policy implementation process.

    Environmental protection is of high importance for deltaic fragile ecosystem like Bangladesh. The Sundarbans, the biggest mangrove forest in the world, situated in south-western part of Bangladesh and plays an important role for environmental protection. JJS is highly concern for the protection of the Sundarbans and overall environmental issues. To combat environmental degradation, protect small and marginal farmers’ rights and promote environment friendly local resource based agricultural practices, JJS works with farmers, communities and different professional groups. JJS also works to establish a society free from toxicity in food, water and environment. To protect the interest of the poor, JJS also involves with the communities, international financial institutions and multinational institutions.

    JJS works for a society free from any types of violation and discrimination against children and disables and to create a positive environment for flourishing of all children and marginalized. Developing a community mechanism to prevent children from offensive work, protection of children from formal justice system through diversion and protect children in conflict with the law through strengthening juvenile justice administration is one of the main thrust of JJS works.

    Climate Change is highly impacting on human life as well as socio-economic condition, which is extremely alarming for future development of Bangladesh. Working with the communities and authorities, JJS is developing different adaptation examples that can be scaled out and influencing policies for the protection of the interest of the climate affected communities. JJS is always with the communities in cyclone prone south-west coastal region of the country during any humanitarian crisis. JJS works with the government disaster management committees at different level for disaster risk reduction. JJS also works with communities, schools and other major actors for disaster preparedness and management.

    LEGAL STATUS

    Sl. no.Registration AuthorityRegistration numberDate of registration
    01Department of Social Welfare, Khulna41816 April 1988
    02NGO Affairs Bureau, Dhaka42809 January 1991
    03Microcredit Regulatory authority, Dhaka5005 September 2007
    04PADOR registrationBD-2008-EAM-0112802275
    05TIN number412-400-2089/Co-2
    06VAT registration3011113847

     

     

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

     

    ATM Zakir Hossain, the founder of Jagrata Juba Shangha (JJS) started his professional carrier in 1984. In the following year, he formed the non-political, non-profitable and non-governmental (NGO), right based environmental and social development organization- JJS. He has experience on governance and human rights, climate change adaptation and resilience, disaster risk reduction, WaSH, food security, child rights & child protection, and gender mainstreaming & empowerment. He completed his post-graduation from Rajshahi University in 1988. The duration 2004 – 2007, he took part in the International Project Management course by Gothenbarg University and Natverkstan in Sweden. He also affiliated with several development networks i.e. People’s network on DRR and Climate Change Actions, Alliance of Food Sovereignty Campaigns in Bangladesh, Coastal Committee for the Conservation of Environment. He is the organizer of Annual DRR and Climate Change Conference in Khulna.