The 1° model is designed as such that it is not only the members or the communities involved that benefit from the work, but rather people at every level. Leadership at the One Degree Initiative Foundation is practised through the following bodies –

Governing Body

The Governing Body comprises of the Founders and elected benefactors who are well acquainted with the values and vision of the organization. They are responsible for handling legal matters, auditing and annual general meetings (AGMs) as well as mentoring international branches and communicating between key partners, patrons and the Operational Body.They also evaluate the Operational Body and the core impact of the organization, formulate and announce the Constitution and Charter, and essentially promote the spirit of the One Degree Initiative Foundation.

Operational Body

The Operational Body comprises of members within the organization with years of experience in all fields of expertise required. These include, but are not limited to: volunteer management, community development, communication, finance and research. These members, who start out as volunteers at the organization themselves, are vetted by the Governing Body and appointed according to their field of expertise. They ensure that the day-to-day operations are running smoothly, conduct follow-ups and mentor the next generation of leaders. They are the administration executives of the organization.

Earlier, till early 2013, the Operational Body comprised of 3 elected Executive Heads who led the operations of the organization. Since 2013, it was restructured and now comprises of full time staff who play the role of administration executives in the aforementioned fields.


Sabhanaz Rashid Diya
Zubair Idris
Tushmit Mehruba Hasan
Mayeesha Azhar
Amreen Rahman

Executive Heads

2006 – 2008

Sabhanaz Rashid Diya
Zubair Idris
Tushmit Mehruba Hasan
Asif Aziz Khan (2008)

2009 – 2011

Mushfiqur Rahman
Hiya Islam
Tousif Farhad

2011 – 2013

Amiya Atahar
Faria Noor
Ariza Choudhuri

Administration Executives

2013 – 2014

Mushfiqur Rahman
Head, Active Citizens (Volunteer Management and Programs)
Supported by mentors and project leaders globally

Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo
Head, Communication (Mainstream and Social Media, and Publications)

Ata Mojlish Khan Bidhu
Deputy Head, Communication

Amiya Atahar
Head, Documentation and Research

Ismail Hossain
Office Manager (Daily Accounts and Logistics)

Shamim Islam
Office Caretaker

Stark Rashid Naser
Office Pet (Security and Affection)