In the verge of social development GMark feels it necessary to contribute to its operational environment. As part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) GMark has initiated its concern of nonprofit entity as GMark Foundation. The primary objective of GMark Foundation will be to contribute to economic and social development of Bangladesh in the field of Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Environment and Market Linkage.
GMark will mentor GMark Foundation by its experience and Management capacity.
Objective of the Foundation
To execute any type of activities of public welfare as proposed by GMark Consulting Limited or other organizations.
To work for maximum utilization of land for the development of the poor, marginal and small farmers
To increase cropping intensity for the marginal, landless and small farmers
To execute any type of public welfare or charitable social welfare activities
To take agriculture, livestock, fisheries and any other sectoral development activities towards socio economic development of the poor communities
To take initiatives about disaster management program, climate change risk mitigation and rehabilitation program, social development and livelihood development program
To endeavor about welfare program to the public/poor community.
To execute development program in the field of entrepreneurship development, enterprise development and SME development
To execute development program for women empowerment, gender equality, ethnic development, human rights, vulnerable group development, slum development and street children rights
To execute development activities on mitigating negative effect of migration, immigration, human trafficking
To plan and execute different awareness program on social development issues, agricultural development, human rights development, health and nutrition, water & sanitation, education, gender development
To execute infrastructure development initiatives activities aimed for the poor.
To take arrangements of training for the poor, marginal and landless farmer for utilization of their land & to maximize the return from the land.
To work for hygiene and sanitation promotion, nutrition, education, mother & child health care for towards rural development and establish hospitals and clinics.
To take educational program of literature, arts & science establishing school, college & university
To take arrangements of training for the purpose of increasing useful work experience through educational program for the illiterate & semi-illiterate community through developed system.
To publication collecting rare/old script lost in the country including puthi folk, tribal heritage & culture, etc.
To exhibit items that benefits & encourages poor to engage into earning activities through hall/museum/ theatre.
To conduct research on socio-economic issues in Bangladesh and publish in journal, newspaper.
To arrange seminar, symposium, workshop, meeting for the betterment of the poor community.
To work for sustaining the environmental issue and reduce the negative effect of climate change in Bangladesh.
To provide agriculture crop related services to the farmers that benefits them.
To work with private sectors actors in providing better solution of the poor people’s problem.
To know more please contact:
Mr. Shakhawat Hossain
Cell: +88 1715 607 201
December 20, 2011
GMark with the patronage of Katalyst recently augments a hand in Packaging Service Market Development to alleviate poverty in Bangladesh, particularly aiming the poor farmers of four different sectors, namely, vegetables, fish, fruits and flowers sectors. Started off with its scoping phase held in February 2009 and then an in-depth study in September 2009 followed by fifteen-months long pilot-phase activities, GMark successfully carries out that farmers of aforesaid sectors can significantly be benefitted by facilitating usage of Improved Bamboo Baskets (IBBs), Plastic Crate (PC), Leno Mesh Bags, Low Density Ploy Ethylene (PDPE) etc. and thereby reducing post-harvest wastage & transportation cost.
After the breakthrough upshots of Pilot Phase dated from February 2010 to May 2011 conducted in 11 districts, GMark now sets off a Scale-up Phase to spread out its improved packaging techniques over 29 districts across Bangladesh. Such improvement in packaging system ranges from post-harvest to pre-harvest period. Through an extensive and intense series of activities, GMark expects to have roughly 131,700 farmers accessed by the end of 2012. Most importantly, in the preceding days of the project, what GMark aims to ensure is sustainability of such activities through market mechanism which in turn can guarantee an overall market change in packaging service market of agro products and thus a continuous betterment of agro farmers.
Lining up the inception, GMark has already established a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bengal Polymer Ware Ltd. (BPWL) and oral contract with 50 distinct bamboo basket wholesalers whereas GMark will be playing the role of a facilitator along the entire project.