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Training Research Education for Empowerment (TREE)

Senwalia, Rangamati, Bismile
1344 Savar, Dhaka
Bangladesh

Phone No.: +880-2-7708236
Fax No.: +880-2-7708062
E-mail adress:tree_bd@yahoo.com
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Contact person: Shahid Mallick

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TREE was set up in 1999, to mobilize support for examination of processes, that perpetuate poverty and to identify solutions for improving the quality of life of the millions. TREE has initiated a people-centered development process in 1999. Through dialogue, collaboration and consultation TREE creates mechanisms, to embrace individuals and organizations, who want to stand against the development of the underdeveloped. TREE's vision is, to envisage a self-respecting society, where justice prevails and people are free from poverty and hunger. Its mission is:

- to initiate people lead processes, that will challenge the dominant but skewed development paradigm, that thrives on the globalization process,
- assist people to regain control of natural resources and commons, and promote sustainable management of resources,
- to identify and develop people's enterprises, economics and trade which provide subsistence to all without destroying nature, diversity, justice and co-existence,
- help people's way of knowing, creating and preserving knowledge.

TREE is making efforts, to establish a network with like minded organizations to work on Participatory Action Research (PAR) to facilitate an empowering process, through organizing people they work with.

Shahid Mallick, anthropologist, is the executive director of the TREE. He graduated with Honors in anthropology and M.A. in the same subject from Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He also did postgraduate diploma in development planning from the Academy for planning and development, Dhaka (2000). He has experience as researcher/consultant in conducting policy research, impact study, feasibility studies, monitoring and evaluation studies and social assessment, appraisal and planning of different sectoral projects and programs including those of environment, health & HIV/AIDS, education, fisheries and agriculture. His experiences also involves planning, designing and implementing large scale sample surveys, processing and analysis of data generated through surveys and PRA approach. He has been coordinator and study team members representing multi-disciplinary bodies in leading institutions and NGOs, such as, ICDDR,B, TTG (EZE, Germany) and Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, (Dhaka). He has experience in qualitative data management and processing.

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