ADAB – Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh

World Environment Day 2024
Discussion meeting @National Press Club by ADAB
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Meeting with DG of the NGOAB
ADAB leaders exchange views with Md. Saidur Rahman
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International Women's Day 2024
Roundtable Dialogue & Rally by ADAB
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Round Table Meeting
Involvement of mass media in the development journey of NGOs
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ADAB's 43rd AGM
at HEED Bangladesh Conference Hall, Mirpur-11
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World Poverty Alleviation Day 2023
Dialogue by ADAB & BMSF
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World Environment Day 2023
Round Table Dialogue by ADAB
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Round Table Meeting
with Development Partners & CSO Leaders
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Meeting with DG of the Department of Social Services
ADAB leaders exchange views with Mr. Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal
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Seminar on Good Governance
in non-governmental development agencies
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Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh

ADAB is an apex body of NGOs and it works primarily with its member organizations, government, and other institutes relevant to policy and strategic issues for organizational development and management. Non-Government Organization (NGOs) registered with the government system and working in Bangladesh is eligible for membership of ADAB.

ADAB Network Coverage at a Glance

District Executive/Steering Committees
Member Organizations
Core Activities

What We do

ADAB, as a coordinating and representative body, works primarily with its Member Organizations (MOs), government and other institutions relevant to policy and strategic issues for organizational development and management.

Coordination and Networking

A very basic work of any network is coordination and ADAB poses strong coordination among its stakeholders in order to develop networking. The networking and coordination work of ADAB involve its member organizations, government agencies, civil society organizations, development partners, media, technical organizations, and other networks. It works for establishing and strengthening the GO-NGO relationship for creating enabling environment for NGO works.

Policy Advocacy

ADAB takes various advocacy and campaign initiatives to bring changes in policy and legislation for the greater interest of the masses. It also facilitates any emerging issues related to NGO regulation and operation. ADAB usually advocates for formulating new policies and changing existing ones to cope with changed situations and requirements in the specific field. It continues advocacy and networking with its partners, actors in policy-making, local and national level civil society members, media, and other stakeholders of the development sectors.

Rights Promotion

All programs and activities of ADAB are aimed at upholding the rights and privileges of deprived people and defending the people whose rights are violated. The basic instruments for the promotion of rights are the different UN Conventions and Declarations, assertions of the Bangladesh Constitution, and relevant laws and acts.

Capacity Building

Since the early stage of ADAB, the capacity building of MOs has been recognized as one of its core functions. ADAB usually provides support to the Member Organizations both in the areas of organizational development and proper implementation and quality control of their programs through institutional policy development, governance, training, mentoring, and monitoring.

Why Choose Us

Advantages of Becoming a Member of ADAB

Your organization will get the following advantages…

Coordination & Networking

Maintain effective communication, coordination, and cooperation with the Government, national and international organizations, and various networks.

Policy Advocacy & Campaign

To raise people’s awareness on equal citizenship, the role of NGOs in SDG implementation, drug prevention, extremism, good governance in NGOs, Go-NGO coordination, etc.

Information & Communication

ADAB exchanges and shares information on government policies, donors’ positions and funding strategies, and the issues affecting the development sector and NGOs.

Resource Mobilization

To help implement cooperation and activities received from the government and other institutions.

Capacity Development

As part of the capacity building of the Member Organizations, ADAB arranged different types of training and workshops around the year.

National Level Advocacy Hub

ADAB raises voice with the Government and other relevant stakeholders in favor of its member organizations.


What Our Members Say?

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