Islamic Relief in Bangladesh seeks to develop capacity and optimise its reach and impact. We do this by developing mutually-beneficial strategic partnerships with national bodies, relevant government agencies and local institutions. According to strategic needs, this includes universities, research bodies, local and national partner non-governmental organisations. We actively participate in various consortiums to leverage greater impact and mobilise resources from different funding bodies.Currently, Islamic Relief has partnerships and affiliations with the following institutions and organisations:


  • British Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND)
  • Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)
  • Consultative Status (Special Category) of UN Economic and Social Council
  • Code of Conduct for International Red Cross Red Crescent Code & NGOs in Disaster Relief
  • Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) in UK
  • Global Child Protection Cluster
  • Member of various UN Clusters and Technical Working Groups in Bangladesh
  • UK Platform of the Liaison Committee of Development NGOs to the European Union
  • World Economic Forum – C100 (Faith & Social Organisations).


  • Action Research for Community Adaption in Bangladesh (ARCAB)
  • Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA)
  • Emergency Capacity Building Project – Bangladesh (ECB)
  • National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI)
  • National Girl Child Advocacy Forum
  • The INGO Forum
  • Bangladesh Urban Forum
  • Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum
  • Haor Advocacy Platform
  • Gobeshona

Strategic relationships:

  • Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief
  • Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
  • Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)
  • Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)
  • Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre
  • Department of Environment
  • Sylhet City Corporation
  • Fire Service and Civil Defense
  • Directorate of General Health Services
  • Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP)
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET)
  • Dhaka University (DU)
  • North South University (NSU)
  • BRAC University
  • Patuakhali Science & Technology University (PSTU)