Welcome to Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) website


GUK envisions a poverty free equitable society where justice, equality, human rights and dignity of all people are ensured.

Inspired by credo “Release not Relief”, GUK works with and for poor, extreme poor, vulnerable, excluded and all other disadvantaged groups of people especially women, children, ethnic groups and person with disability to bring about a sustainable positive change in their lives.

I am delighted to present the Annual Report of GUK for the year 2018 which briefly highlights its programmes, achievements as well as successes in the year 2018. At the beginning, the organization started its activities in poverty and disaster prone northern district Gaibandha with the purpose to bring a sustainable positive change of socio-economic condition of disadvantaged people. Towards reaching its goal, GUK is implementing different integrated programmes since its inception. The organisation is committed to contribute to global development goals as well as Bangladesh government’s development targets by carrying out various activities. For this purpose, GUK emphasizes to programmes focusing food security & livelihood, financial inclusion, education, capacity building, women empowerment, human rights, skills development & job placement for youths, market linkage, health, nutrition & WASH, inclusive development, good governance, disaster management & climate change.

Beside of development activities, GUK has been carrying out lots of activities in regards to humanitarian response since 1987. It has become a pioneer organisation in the field of humanitarian action in Bangladesh. Over the years, the organisation has gained remarkable achievements and consequently it commenced humanitarian activities in Cox’s Bazar district following Rohingya influx in 2017. GUK is supporting thousands of forcibly displaced Rohingya people as well as affected host community through several interventions in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.

We believe that cordial cooperation and enormous support we receive from community people, development partners, government officials, civil society people, local government bodies, private sectors, other stakeholders, programme/project participants, general counsel and executive committee members give us strength to achieve results.

Last but not least, the key to our success must lies in the relentless efforts of the staff members of the GUK.

I would like to pass on my heartiest thanks and gratitude to all of those who are always with us in the pathway of working for the poor.

We are expecting valuable suggestions and feedback from all so that we can move forward overcoming our limitations in future.

M. Abdus Salam

Founder & Chief Executive