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Young Power in Social Action

A non-profit social development organization

3 decades in development partnership, since 1985
An organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) since 2013
Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program Manager of YPSA handover Multimedia Books to the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated textbook distribution program for the 2015 academic year. she also opened the distribution of “Daisy Multimedia Books” for the first time for visually-impaired students. Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program Manager of YPSA handover Multimedia Books to the Prime Minister in the occasion.

Collage: International Youth Day 2017 - Youth Building Peace

Today’s Bangladesh is a country of youth due to the significant percentage of young people. Total youth of Bangladesh is 50.67 million, which is 30 percent out of the total population. Those are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Bangladesh is now going through a phase of demographic benefits because of youth rise. 30 percent of the youth population is the main driving force of the economy today that contributing to build a prosperous Bangladesh. Read more...

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A team from US State Department visits YPSA

A team from US State Department visited YPSA to discuss about an ongoing project that is supported by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour (DRL). The team consist of four members from US State Department and US embassy of Bangladesh. The team was led by Mr. Bill Moeller, Counselor for political and economic affairs of the embassy.

Mr. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (SDP, YPSA) has organized the meeting at YPSA head office…

Skill development training session at YPSA CYC Ramu visits by GERF Representative

GCERF visited YPSA CEVEC Project activities

Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) team consist of Lilla Schumicky Logan, Grants Officer, GCERF and Marine Shahbaji visited different activities of YPSA CEVEC project on 11th November, 2017 at Teknaf Upazila. Different events including debate competition and leadership development training arranged by “SHED”, one of the YPSA-CVEC Consortium partners….

The training was conducted by Ms. Dianna Joy Hiscock, Global Disability Advisor, HelpAge International

YPSA to establish Age-friendly Spaces for elderly Rohingyas

To respect, promote and ensure the human rights of aged Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh due to persecution against Rohigya Muslim in Myanmar, YPSA is going to establish two Age-friendly Spaces with the support of HelpAge International. Under these two Age-friendly Spaces, YPSA will provide health care and other support to elderly people both home-based and centre-based. On this purpose, a two-day long training workshop titled “Training…

Community Dialogue on the Right to Information Act 2009 was held in the Sitakund District Council Auditorium

Community Dialogue on the Right to Information Act held at Sitakund

Community Dialogue on the Right to Information Act 2009 was held in the Sitakund District Council Auditorium on 6 November, 2017 arranged by YPSA led community radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2 in association with BNNRC and FNF. The main purpose of this dialogue is livelihood development of the rural population through access to information. Chief Information Commissioner Professor Dr. Golam Rahman was present as the chief guest …

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YES Center organized Disaster Risk Reduction training for the school students

YES Center – Youth Empowerment Through Skills Project run by YPSA and Hope87 Bangladesh Consortium, organized a three-day long training workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction for the school students at Ramu Upazila under Cox’sbazar  District. 20 students, 10 of them boys and 10 of them girls, of seventh and ninth grade of Monsur Ali Shikder Ideal High School at Rajarakul Union participated…

USAID General Counsels visits YPSA-BC/TIP Program

USAID General Counsel visits YPSA’s Counter Trafficking in Persons program. Read more…

A Rohingya men receiving food

Another 8500 displaced Rohingya families received food. Read more…

Food distribution by YPSA

YPSA distributes food to 1200 Rohingya families. Read more…

Dignity kits distributed to displaced women from Myanmar

Dignity kits distributed to displaced women who fled violence in Myanmar. Read more…

YPSA and WFP officials distributes rice bag to a female member of a Rohingya family

Food distribution continues to displaced Rohingya people. Read more…

Discussion meeting International Day of Older Persons 2017 arranged by YPSA

YPSA observes International Day of Older Persons 2017. Read more…


Director of NGO Affairs Bureau visits YPSA. Read more…

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A tree-day Training of Trainers workshop on Life Skill Education to eliminate violent extremism was held at Chakaria. Read more…

Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman receives the award crest

YPSA received BEACON award on Innovating Service Delivery. Read more…

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YPSA has been awarded eNGO Challenge South Asia Award 2016. Read more…

Award reception

YPSA has been awarded for Innovative practice on inclusive finance at the Zero Project Conference 2017 in Austria. Read more…

Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman in 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

YPSA attends 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York. Read more…

Awards and Recognitions


YPSA became winner of the Accessible Books Consortium Award for Accessible Publishing Initiative at the International Excellence Award 2015 held in London Book Fair (LBF) , UK.


YPSA was selected winner at the Regional Grant Competition 2013 ‘Youth Solutions! Technology for Skills and Employment’, organized by The World Bank, Microsoft Sri Lanka and Sarvodaya-Fusion.


YPSA won The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place during the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey 2 Sep 2014.


YPSA received champion award from Manthan Award South Asia 2010 for Ship Breaking in Bangladesh web portal and special mention award for DAISY for All in Bangladesh.


YPSA received National e-Content and ICT4D champion award 2010 for DAISY and Special Mention for Shipbreaking in Bangladesh web, arranged by Ministry of Science and ICT, Bangladesh Govt.


YPSA was awarded International Youth Peace Prize IYPP 1999

Recent Research Report and Publication

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কৃষি, মৎস ও প্রাণিসম্পদ প্রযুক্তি ও সেবা সম্প্রসারণ উদ্ভাবন ও শিখন। A publication on agriculture, fisheries and livestock technology and service published by YPSA with the support PKSF.

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COMMUNITY LEGAL SUPPORT : EMPOWERING MARGINALIZED AND SUBALTERN. A publication on YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Project.

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SOCIAL CHANGE : A Journal for Social Development

Vol. 7, 2017

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Guidance Note : new Land For Climate Displaced Persons In Bangladesh

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Climate displacement in Bangladesh: Stakeholders, Laws and Policies – Mapping the existing institutional framework



YPSA urges national and international organizations for humanitarian response to Rohingya refugee

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An appeal to support Rohingya people with disabilities

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One House at a Time – Displacement Solutions

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Zero Conference 2017 awardee – Bangladesh – Initiating microfinancing and micro enterprises

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YPSA honored with International Excellence Award at The London Book Fair

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How safe the coastal belt of the country is – Md. Arifur Rahman : A channel 24 TV feature

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Ship breaking in Bangladesh Web Portal

Shipbreaking in Bangladesh. A web portal which is developed by YPSA with the aim of ensuring workers’ rights and save the environment and ecology from the pollution that generated from the unsafe and uncontrolled ship breaking practices.

HRDC Sitakund

YPSA Human Resource Development Center, Sitakund Campus. Residential training center (AC/Non-AC).

Community Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2

Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2. YPSA led community radio in Sitakund.

HRDC Chittagong

YPSA Human Resource Development Center, Chittagong Campus. Residential training center (AC/Non-AC).