ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) exhibited its glorious 38 years of journey with a daylong event titled "ActOnAid! Exhibition" at a hotel in the capital Saturday.
The exhibition focused on the strategic priority programmes, special initiatives, success stories and impact on the communities of ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) and how one can support its mission and vision to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication.
Alongside the exhibition, Farah Kabir, country director of AAB, hosted and moderated a panel discussion titled "Inclusive development partnerships towards attaining the SDGs" with industry leaders, philanthropists, celebrities, young changemakers, academics and activists.
"ActionAid Bangladesh started its journey from Char Fasson of Bhola. No one knew about Char Fasson in those days, but we were there to support the communities affected by floods and cyclones. Since then, we have been here working with the most marginalised, in the very hard to reach places and in different geographical locations," Farah said.
AAB, an affiliate member of the ActionAid Federation, has been working in Bangladesh since 1983 in solidarity with the poor and excluded people to end poverty and injustice.
The organisation aims to facilitate and empower people to challenge poverty and exclusion underpinned by its human rights-based approach (HRBA).