About US

BISAP is the acronym of “Bangladesh Integrated Social Advancement Programme”. It is a non-political, non-profitable, secular and non-government development organization. It came into existence in 1989 in response to the felt-needs of the area of the poor and hard core people, especially problems of endemic poverty, ill-health which manifest in landlessness, unemployment, illiteracy, malnutrition and vulnerability to frequent natural disaster, by the active initiative of local social workers, philanthropists and educationists with a view to alleviating poverty through empowerment, education and resource mobilization for improving their life and livelihood and innovating appropriate development strategies to lead the programme towards sustainability.
Unity, Faith, Work & Discipline
BISAP is registered with NGO Affairs Bureau, Government of Bangladesh under Foreign Donation (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Rules, 1978 having Reg. No. FDO/R -659   dated 22.10.1992.
BISAP works with the poor communities in order to improve socio-economic status, promote gender equality and bring positive changes in the society through close collaboration with government line departments, local government and administration, civil societies, NGOs, private sectors, development partners and other stakeholders.
BISAP looking for a poverty free society where human rights and social justice be promoted, local capacity built, eliminated gender discrimination and reduced climate change vulnerability.
BISAP is operational in 20 Upazillass over 8 Districts ( Chattaogram, Coxs Bazar, Rangamati, Bandarban, Khagrachari, Dhaka, Jessore and Satkhira districts of Bangladesh.
Today, its operations are most intense and multi- sactoral in the districts of Chattaogram Hill
Tracts, Coxs Bazar and Satkhira.
The smallest rural administrative unit in Bangladesh is the Union Parishad (Union Council). The
4,554 Union Parishads of Bangladesh are grouped together in 492 Upazillas (administrative sub-units of a District) within 64 administrative Districts in eight Regions.
Integrated & Comperhensive Community Development through Developmental initiative efforts.
Wider objectives of BISAP are based on the following interrelated fundamental principles:
  • To improve the health and nutritional status of the people especially women, children and people with different abilities of underserved and marginalized community.
  • To ensure prevention of HIV/STI/AIDS in collaboration with development partners.
  • To reduce the incidence of women and child trafficking through boarder areas in Bangladesh
  • Promoting human rights, gender equity, good governance & social justice.
  • Technology demonstration to climate change.
  • To establish inter-agency collaboration for the improvement of water and sanitation (WASH) situation at the grass-roots including Govt. Un-bodies, bilateral and international bodies.
  • Community strengthening activity to impart basic primary education for unschoold and dropout children.
  • Formation of Community Based Organization (CBO) for social action.
  • Networking and Advocacy in favour of distressed people, specially for women and children.
The specific objectives are:
  • Provide public health care and curative on common diseases. Facilitate preventive & control of Communicate diseases.
  • Reproductive health and Contraceptive Services Identifying eligible couples, and motivating for Family Planningdelaying first child, spacing between two children, Access to spacing methods-OCP, ECP, condoms, IUCD insertion and removal, RTI treatment- Syndromic management/partner treatment, First aid for GBV- link to referral centre and legal support centre
  • Child and adolescent health Growth Monitoring, Prevention through IYCF counselling, access to food supplementation- convergence with ICDS, Deworming, Immunization- , prompt and appropriate treatment of diarrhoea/ARI, referral where needed, detection of Severe Acute malnutrition, referral and follow up care.
  • Facilitate organized group members in raising their social awareness and enable to find out root causes of poverty and hunger.
  • Impart both human and skill development training to the group members and staff for efficiency building and attitudinal changes.
  • Make illiterate  group members functionally literate and well-informed about the socio-economic capacity building and components for confidence building to change their own situation either individually of collectively.
  • Create self-employment generation scope for group members by extending revolving micro-credit support both for poverty alleviation and promoting women’s economic rights including control over resources.
  • Non-Formal basic primary education to unschooled and little schooled youngsters of 6-10 years for whom basic education is hard to reach for their growth, development and rights.
  • Provide package of hardware and soft ware support to the group members in the arena of water-aid & sanitation for improving their health status along with reduction of water-brone diseases and generating pollution –free environment.
  • Undertake need-based programme by mobilizing manpower, water and soil in the area for boosting up agricultural production and productivity both in farm Non-Formal sector for food and security and nutritional improvement.
  • Stimulate the process of sustainable development for enhancing relevant capabilities and empowerment.
  • Undertake both emergency relief and rehabilitation programme during disaster for immediate survival and restoring normal life situation respectively.
  • Create demand and making poor people’s access to resource mobilization both Govt. and non-Govt. sources for sustainable development .
  • Disseminate information inputs of socio-economic development and health awareness through printed, electronic and audio-visual media for mass mobilization .
  • Building tolerance of local community towards conservation of elephants and improving political support for wildlife conservation.  
  • To adapt to climate change vulnerability and to mitigate disaster risk
  • Promote the rights of disable people & include them in the mainstream.
  • Build-up partnership & consortium for wider and better achievement.
  • Development linkages with the relevant National ,and International Development Agencies for wider support and co-operation.
  • Ensure close supervision ,regular follow-up ,reporting and tight monitoring for qualitative programme achievement.

BISAP Focus Groups

Considering previous experience and the current context of the country while taping the donor priority, BISAP will work with the following categories:
Marginalized poor/lower middle class farm families, Landless, marginal and small farmers, char/riverine communities, ethnic minorities & Tribal people, climate change/disaster-affected people and deprived rural and urban communities.
Particular focus in all categories on:
  • Women, widow, divorcee, women scared by husband, women headed households
  • Youth (with special focus on adolescents),
  • Mother and children
  • Differently able people
  • Community-based organizations (groups, committees etc.)
Particular focus in all categories by groups:
        a) Culture            b) Gender
  • Bangali           Women
  • Aboriginal           Men
  • Tribal people      3rd Gender
  •   Migrant & Refugees

Development philosophy of BISAP

The development philosophy of BISAP is based on the conviction that the PARAMOUNT NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IS NOT RELIEF BUT RELEASE -the way to develop their dormant potentialities and capabilities for their personal, social, educational, economic and civic growth and development. BISAP believes that man is the center of all development initiatives, because people can change their own situation through individual or joint efforts. As such, changes have to be made in perception, belief and attitude along with transforming their latent potentialities into productive human resources for development. Hence, BISAP prioritizes people and their participation in development process.

Core Values of BISAP

The development philosophy of BISAP is based on the conviction that the PARAMOUNT NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IS NOT RELIEF BUT RELEASE -the way to develop their dormant potentialities and capabilities for their personal, social, educational, economic and civic growth and development. BISAP believes that man is the center of all development initiatives, because people can change their own situation through individual or joint efforts. As such, changes have to be made in perception, belief and attitude along with transforming their latent potentialities into productive human resources for development. Hence, BISAP prioritizes people and their participation in development process.

Implementation Approach & Working Strategy of BISAP

  • A demand based program development approach where the community peoples will be the key stake holders
  • Utilization of local resources to minimize the project cost and to make the project sustainable
  • Building partnership with community and engagement of other stake holders.
  • Develop community based organizations (CBO) and enhance their capacity for implementing the project through partnership with the local CBO.
  • Meaningful linkage of different projects with micro credit/social enterprise for improving the economic status of poor families
  • Recruit and enhance capacity of the staff members to develop and implement the project activities effectively to maximize the benefit for the target communities