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PRIP TRUST

PRIP Trust is a pioneer organization in the development sector in Bangladesh for its unique approach to capacity development. Over the last two decades, PRIP has established its strong position for comprehensive and quality program services to build institutional capacity, particularly of GO & NGOs, other civil society organizations, networks and local governments to achieve their respective goals more effectively and efficiently.

PRIP was initiated in 1988, as an USAID sponsored project, titled, ‘Private Rural Initiative Program’ (PRIP), which was managed by Pact Inc., Washington, USA. From 1994, PRIP had undergone a carefully planned transition from a project to an organization. Finally, PRIP Trust emerged as a Bangladeshi NGO in 1995. Presently, PRIP is registered under the Trust Act 1882 (Deed No- 1V – 2) and also with the NGO Affairs Bureau of the Government of Bangladesh (Registration No. 1051). However, since 1996 PRIP Trust, as a national support organization, has been implementing Capacity Building (CB) programs to provide long-term institutional and human capacity development support to the strategic local NGOs and various issue based networks and forums in a systematic and sustainable approach. Major focus of PRIP Trust is to build institutional capacities of NGOs, Public and Private sectors including other Civil Society Organizations, towards enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational performance for attaining Inclusive Good Governance.

PRIP’s Vision: A just and equitable society based on the principles and practices of Good Governance.

Mission: PRIP Trust strives to build human and institutional capacities of State and Non-state Actors in the field of Institutional Development, Social Accountability, Local Governance, Civic Engagement, Gender & Development, Human Rights, Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, ICT and Socio-financial Inclusion.

PRIP Trust nurtures and values commitment and professionalism in designing and delivering quality services, particularly, in the areas of Capacity Building, Organizational Development (OD), Change Management, Network & Forum Development, Community Mobilization, Knowledge Management, Advocacy and Gender Mainstreaming. PRIP emphasizes on ICT and provides ICT solution, and promotes ICT in grass root level. PRIP promotes democratic values and practices, and operates with a rights-based approach.

Objectives:
To enhance efficiency and effectiveness of Go & NGOs by institutionalizing good governance practices in program and organizational management;
To play major role in ICT development, provide ICT solutions and render services in innovation and research work;
To develop capacity of youth in ICT and link them in virtual world for earning revenue;
To enhance collaboration amongst NGOs, Government, Civil Society, and Private Sector for effective contribution to overall development through better synergy and harmony;
To enhance the capacities of the local government institutions in performing assign roles, exercising given authorities and in demanding for devolution of power and authorities from central to local government;
To foster qualitative improvement in basic public services for poor and disadvantaged communities;
To facilitate process for socio-political empowerment of women, minority and excluded communities through intensive research work in related field;

Strategies:
Promoting financial inclusion of the poorest of the poor through ICT solution;;
Institutional capacity building of small and mid-level GO & NGOs primarily by applying OD approach;
Promoting ICT through all activities and do collaboration with subject matter experts for developing complex innovation ICT project;
Facilitating space for wider and meaningful engagement of non-state actors in state managed development interventions;
Promoting systematic and inclusive participation; and multi stakeholder dialogues aiming at people centered empowerment;
Promoting innovative citizen engagement practices by the local government institutions;
Mobilization and capacity building of the rights holders to hold the duty bearers accountable;
Capacity development of the duty bearers in responding to the Social Accountability (SA) demands;
Fostering evidence based advocacy for policy reform in favor of women; and the disadvantaged and marginalized communities;
Capacity building of the youth in the arena of technology for becoming self employed and entrepreneur;

PRIP Services:
IT services& E-Governance
Assessment of institutional drawbacks through in depth studies;
Organizational Development (Organizational assessment, Capacity Assessment, Strategic Management & Strategic Planning, Change Management, Process Facilitation, Problem Solving etc.)
Management Systems Development (HRM, FM, MIS, M&E, Policy/manual development etc.)
Human and Management Development Training
Research and studies

Competency based training:
Skill Build UP on ICT
Financial Management
Participatory management
Planning, monitoring and evaluation
Strategic planning
Social Accountability
Participatory Rural Appraisal
Gender and development
Leadership
Governance Issue (Board related)
Training of Trainers

Principles of PRIP’s Capacity Building Approach:
Focuses on Organization rather than project
Train the whole system rather than few individuals
Long term process oriented partnership
Tailor made and custom designed intervention to meet organizational needs
Participatory and Democratic process
Transfer of expertise: Develop internal OD Facilitators for managing organizational change
Walk along with the partners as facilitator
Improve staff competency and sensitivity that leads organizational change

PRIP’s Capacity building Process:
Establish contact with the organization

Undertake organizational capacity assessment applying tools mainly Participatory Organizational Analysis Process (POAP), Discussion Oriented Organizational Self Assessment (DOSA) and Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT); and also other supplementary tools and methods such as NGO Mapping, Climate Survey, Employee Satisfaction Survey, Gender Audit, Appreciative Inquiry etc.

Formulate OD or Capacity Development Plan formulated on the basis of organizational capacity assessment results
Engage in OD/Capacity Building intervention in line with OD or Capacity Development Plan
Facilitate Organizational Change initiatives (participatory mgt., team development, leadership development, strategic planning, governance etc.)
Provide OD focused staff development training
Establish systems for transparency and accountability (HRM, FIS, MIS etc)
Gender mainstreaming
Provide regular follow up and mentoring support to institutionalize the change processes

PRIP Management
PRIP Trust has a concrete structure of governance and management of its own with a particularly approach. PRIP is governed by its registered constitution and is managed by the strategic and operational policies and procedures with a clear focus and emphasis on participatory and democratic approach for running organizational activities. To give a clear idea about the management of the organization the hierarchy of governance and management are depicted in the following few words.

Trustee Board:
PRIP is governed by the Trustee Board consisting of 9 members. The Trustee Board members meet quarterly to oversee organizational performance. The present honorable Trustee Board members are:

1. Ms. Tania Amir, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Associates and Chairperson, Board of Trustees, PRIP Trust
2. Father R.W. Timm, CSC and Trustee Board Member, PRIP Trust
3. Prof. Quazi Qamruzzaman, Dhaka Community Hospital and Trustee Board Member, PRIP Trust
4. Mr. A.K.M. Shamsuddin, Chairman -E-Zone Ltd and Trustee Board Member, PRIP Trust
5. Dr. ShahidulAlam, Executive Director, DRIK and Trustee Board Member, PRIP Trust
6. Mr. Khairul Anam Shakil, Secretary General, Chhayanat and Trustee Board Member, PRIP Trust
7. Ms. Selina Hossain, Eminent Feminist Writer and Trustee Board Member, PRIP Trust
8. Mr. AKM Rafiqul Islam, Managing Director, Progati Insurance Company Limited and Trustee Board Member, PRIP Trust
9. Ms. Aroma Dutta, Executive Director, PRIP Trust and Trustee Board Member Secretary, PRIP Trust

Team and Department:
The Executive Director is appointed by the Trustee Board and is treated as the Chief of the internal management. The overall activities of PRIP are implemented by few departments such as Finance and Administration, Training, Monitoring and Evaluation, NGO Coordination, Gender and Governance.

Senior Management Team:
In order to increase coordination among the different departments of the organization, a committee comprising all the departmental heads is formed in the name of Senior Management Team (SMT).

Staff members: The main strength of PRIP’s management is a bank of qualified and committed staff having long experiences in working with different national and international organizations. PRIP is well known in the development sector as a capacity building service provider and its staff members have required experiences and proven expertise in providing training and consultation services both in the private and public sectors.

Legal Status:

Authority Registration Number Date of Registration
Government of Bangladesh Deed No-1V–2, under the Registration Act, 1908 5/2/1995
NGO Affairs Bureau 1051 28/7/1996


List of Study and Research Project Conducted
1. Study on the effectiveness of e-inclusion under One-Home-One-Firm project of RDCD.
2. Study on Upazila Parishad Reserve Seats Election, 2015
3. An Action Research Study on “Opportunities and Challenges in relation to Elected Women Representative (EWR) roles and status in Standing Committees and Preparing a Policy Brief” in 2015
4. A study on Water Supply, Drainage and Waste Management of Rajshahi City Corporation, Bangladesh in 2014
5. An Impact of Climate Change in Bangladesh and Feasible Social Arrangement in 2010
6. A Study on Gender Mainstreaming in PRIP and its Partners’ Level in 2006
7. An Inquiry into Causes and Consequences of Deprivation of Hindu Minorities in Bangladesh through the Vested Property Act in 2000
8. Disaster Management Help Guide in 1999
9. A study on Problems and Prospects of Female Councilors of Union Councils of Bangladesh 1999
10. Southern NGO Capacity Building: Issues and Priorities - A Synthesis of Consultation and Surveys with Southern NGOs, Northern NGOs and Donor Institutions in 1998
11. A Study of Five NGOs in Population Activities in Bangladesh in 1998
12. A Research Study on Social Relation and Rural Infrastructure: IRWP in Bangladesh 1998