I am greatly pleased to announce that Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK) is going to publish itsChairman annual report 2016-2017 illustrating its achievements and lessons so far learned in implementing manifold & diversified development program/project activities to complement the existing poverty reduction for a break through with community participation. Human beings are at the centre of sustainable development. Every human being on the earth has right to lead a healthy and productive life in peace & harmony with nature. The objective of GUK is to reach the ultra poor and vulnerable communities who are unable to fulfill basic needs and are bypassed by many economic opportunities and major development interventions.
GUK has made sincere and dedicated efforts to achieve goals and targets during the last one year. The experience gained and lessons learned during the period under report would serve as guiding principles for future program development and participation of poor and vulnerable men and women in economic activities. GUK has succeeded within a short period of time to overcome the forces lying dormant in the rural areas especially among the women of ultra poor and vulnerable groups through micro credit support and various development program/project interventions. The progress that has been made so far deserves appreciation for further program design & development to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
I am confident that the development partners would continue to assist GUK to accomplish its goals and targets in the days ahead. I am sure that a greater engagement of GUK in the community demand driven activities would make it a unique organization.
I express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the Founder-Executive Director Dr. Khandaker Alamgir Hossain for his excellent endeavors and dynamic leadership without which the organization could not reach its present position.
Further, I would like to express my thanks to all development partners, government officials, local government bodies, national & international donors/partner organizations, GUK officials and staff along with project participants for their contribution, efforts and commitment.
Prof. Md. Afzal Hossain