Association of Muslim Welfare Agencies in Bangladesh
Association of Muslim Welfare Agencies in Bangladesh (AMWAB)
Training on Financial Management and Accounting
Organized by AMWAB

SDG/ Objective achieved in the light of SDG

The 17 Goals to Transform Our World In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 points Sustainable Development Goals. 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development – adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit officially came into force.

GOAL 1: No Poverty
  • Develop human resources are the central of poverty eradication. Keeping view of these goals. This Agenda is a plan of action for people managed. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognized that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge as well as Bangladesh also and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We committed to work and continue to till now, acting in collaborative as like partnership, will implement this plan.
  • Develop human resources are the central of poverty eradication. Keeping in view of this goal AMWAB organizes various training programmes, seminars, and symposium and study circles. It also organizes workshops to share the experiences of the member organizations and the development ideas of the contemporary world. The program aims at build capacity and skill of the persons working at various sectors in the member organizations to deliver proper and prompt services.
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
  • By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round. We also work for this.
  • Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol
  • By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents
  • Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
  • Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States
  • Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks
GOAL 4: Quality Education
  • By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
    4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
  • AMWAB encouraged its partner and member organization to introduce project on non formal primary education. Following this encouragement AMWAB member organizations are running on some non formal primary education in their respective working areas.

AMWAB encouraged its partner and member organization to introduce project on non formal primary education. Following this encouragement AMWAB member organizations are running on some non formal primary education in their respective working areas.

GOAL 5: Gender Equality
  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels


  • To promote rural women for income generation activities AMWAB wholesale funding activities are operating through its partner NGOs and member NGOs.
  • More than two project proposals on human rights are developed to empower them.

 – To promote capacity of  rural women for income generation activities AMWAB wholesale funding activities are operating through its partner NGOs and member NGOs.

– More than two project proposals on human rights are developed to empower them.

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
  • By 2030, substantially increase of water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries
  • Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all
GOAL 9: Life on Land
  • Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
GOAL 10: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
  • Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection

– To achieve this goal AMWAB has established national and overseas linkage between various stakeholders as per development interests in various ways.

NGOs Movement in Bangladesh

NGOs (Non-governmental organizations) activities have virtually grown into a movement in Bangladesh and eventually playing a very significant role in the nation’s development process scene. The NGOs throughout the world have evolved in the specific context of the society. The context of the developed countries and developing countries are certainly different. Any agency that is not controlled by government can be regarded as NGOs.

The public’s perception of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) is that, they are working for the common good of individuals or groups. Since the mid 1970s, the main focus of NGOs has been on social welfare activities, with interventions in the fields of social mobilization and rural development. The NGOs sector’s main interest of recent years, social welfare activities, is increasingly being incorporated into mainstream national development endeavors and NGOs are now acknowledged as partners in development. The majors areas in which NGOs are presently involved include relief and rehabilitation; rural development; education; health and family planning; micro-credit; infrastructure development; research and communication. The last three decades enormous growth of NGOs in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has been regarded as the land of NGOs. Nobody knows how many NGOs are working in Bangladesh. Because of different NGO affiliation bodies, and absence of coordination among the agencies concerned the estimate about the number of NGOs vary greatly.

It is estimated that there are 19000 NGOs working in Bangladesh. In October 2008, NGOs registered with the NGO Bureau (NGOAB)

Micro-credit is one of the major functions of Bangladeshi NGOs. Bangladesh as well as replication worldwide represents its excellent success. By now it is the largest NGO’s Program of Bangladesh in the field of poverty alleviations. It was accomplished by the different NGOs as like BRAC, ASA, Proshika, RDRS(Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Development),  TMSS, AMWAB and others NGO organization.

Social Welfare Concept and AMWAB


Rules no 2(f); “Voluntary social welfare agency” means an organization, association or undertaking established by persons of their own free will for the purpose of rendering welfare services in any one or more of the fields mentioned in the Schedule and depending for its resources on public subscriptions, donations or Government aid.
Rules no 3; No agency shall be established or continued except in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.
The well-being of the entire society, social welfare is not the same as standard of living but is more concerned with the quality of life that includes factors such as the quality of the environment (air, soil, and water) level of crime extent of during abuse, availability of essential social service, as well as religious and spiritual aspects of life.


In the Islamic view, Zakat (charity) one of the Five Pillars of Islam, has been collected by the government since the time of the Khalipha Umar in the 7th century. The taxes were used to provide income for the needy, including the poor, elderly, orphans, widows, and the disabled. According to the Islamic jurist Al-Ghazali(Algazel, 1058–111), the government was also expected to store up food supplies in every region in case a disaster or famine occurred. (See Bayt al-mal for further information.)

AMWAB is an Organization which stands or consists as for welfare base activities. There are all activities accomplished by in these sense.

AMWAB is a Non Profitable Organization

AMWAB is a non-profitable organization. AMWAB performs various types of services and welfare activities through direct and by the member organizations. And it’s all project Function and activities has been continue in this concern of social charity. There is no other purpose as for only accrued profit or money.

AMWAB and Social Business

AMWAB is inspired by the Islam as its inherent philosophy of social development. AMWAB is an apex body of 320 NGOs working in Bangladesh. There are so many socio-economic problems in Bangladesh. In order to eliminate those problems an innovative socioeconomic approach has been reinvented which is called ‘Social Business’. In Islam there are some effective concepts of social businesses which guaranteed the sustainable economic development of the society. The main theme of the Social Business is to eliminate social causes to fulfill the need of mass. The shariah mode of businesses like zakat, sadaqah and quard contain the adequate ingredients of social welfare oriented business concept. Islam emphasized eradication of moral poverty as well as income poverty. Whereas conventional concept of Social Businesses silent in their mind. If we compare Islamic principles with social business principle then one can underscore more points than conventional Social Business concept.

Massage of the Chairman

Strategically reviewing our ongoing activities, we have learned one thing that the fundamental rights like food, shelter, cloth, medicine were not ensured. These basic needs are not ensured due to lack of natural harmony. The world food crisis made livelihood more difficult for our people. The world is also facing the challenge of climate change phenomena. If we want to address the situation, we should understand causes of the causes of a problem, cause and effects of those problems. The right method of situation analysis can solve the problem easily. If we fail to analyze those problem strategically and unable to address through a strategic framework our entire activities will go in vain. Our every activity should have a means and ends point. The path of development is straight forward if we realize this development concept and studies technically.  The inclusion of modern and advance management could make our organization viable and compliant. All these things are belongs to capacity of an organization as well as capacity of a development practitioner. The organizational and individual capacity can make us socially responsible. Let us pray for a vibrant civil society, where every people live in peace, prosperity, equality, dignity, social justice and tolerance.

The AMWAB website is hoisted in the internet as we promised you earlier. You can find a complete list of all our members, their activities, including direct links to their websites for complete information within a short span of time at: .

May Almighty Allah help us to boost up our capacity to face the challenge of socio economic development.

Brig Gen (Retd) Md Anwarul Islam

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