Membership Criteria

Criteria set forth in the constitution of NFOWD:

An applicant organization should:

  • Be registered with the Government of Bangladesh.
  • Have specified in its constitution, a very clear mandate to work with people with disabilities. For an organization which does not have such clear provisions in its original constitution, could get the issue included in any subsequent general meeting of the organization (by rules set forth in it for amendments) and get the updated/amended document approved by the registering authority, under the Government of Bangladesh

Additional Criteria set forth by the General Body:

  • An applicant organization should have proof/documented evidence of working with people with disabilities, with established programs for at least three years. In this case, 3 consecutive annual reports and audit reports shall be treated as proof/documented evidence. However, an organization can be eligible for membership with only one year’s existence in the case where the organization
    • is a self-help organization of persons with disabilities
    • is led by a person with a disability
    • has a name suggesting it works with people with disabilities