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An organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)
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Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office handover the award plaques to Md. Arifur Rahman

The Bangladesh NGO Foundation (BNF), an organization under the Bank and Financial Institutions Division of Ministry of Finance, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh honored Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive at YPSA, by giving “Bangladesh NGO Foundation Award” as recognition of the contribution to achieving sustainable development goal and successfully

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Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launching Accessible Dictionary

On 1st February, at this year’s Amar Ekushey Book Fair, the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated countries first online-based platform for visually impaired persons ‘Accessible Dictionary’ which was developed by YPSA with overall support from a2i‘s Innovation Fund, a flagship program of the Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh.

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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.

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US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller and USAID Mission Director Derrick S Brown visits YPSA in Cox’s Bazar

The newly-appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller and USAID Bangladesh Mission Director Derrick S Brown visited YPSA’s intervention of Counter trafficking in- persons program (BCTIP) in Cox’s Bazar on December 05. Other senior officials from US Embassy, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Winrock International were present during the visit….

Vashkar of YPSA from Bangladesh receiving UNESCO award

Disability rights advocate Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA from Bangladesh gets UNESCO award

Disability rights advocate Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA Bangladesh has been awarded UNESCO/Emir Al Ahmad al Jaber Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018 at UNESCO, Paris, France on Monday, 3 December 2018.

This Global prize was given to him in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the empowerment of persons with disabilities through the application of ICT to access information and knowledge. …

Round table meeting on “Role of civil society in the prevention of violent extremism”

YPSA Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism in Cox’s Bazar (CEVEC) Consortium organized a round table meeting on “The role of civil society in curbing violent extremism” which was held at the Zilla Parishad Hall Room, Cox’s Bazar, on November 2018. Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) of Cox’s Bazar Mohammad Ashraful Afsar was present as the Chief Guest in the meeting. Additional superintendent of Police Md. Iqbal Hossain and Zinnat Shahid, …

Official MOU signed between YPSA and Southeast Bank

An official MOU signed between YPSA and Southeast Bank

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between YPSA and Southeast Bank at the PKSF Bhoban, Dhaka on 28th November 2018 for the digitisation of financial transactions of micro finance and micro enterprise program . Honorable Chairman, Managing Director, Deputy Managing Directors of PKSF and Managing Director and high officials of Southeast Bank were present at this ceremony….

YPSA Celebrates and provides award to the champions of MNCH/ASRHR in Khagrachari Hill District

YPSA celebrates and provides award to the champions of MNCH/ASRHR in Khagrachari Hill District

YPSA arranged a special program to celebrate the positive outcomes of MNCH/ASRHR (Maternal, New-born & Child Health/Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Rights) in Panchari, Khagrachari Hill District on 19 November 2018. In the program, YPSA-SHOW project provides award and prize to the champions of MNCH/ASRHR on 3 categories. The award and prize is given for contribution towards the progress on maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health services in the area….

Hiroto Tanaka, Chief Director of JADE and Mr. Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA

MOU singed between Japan Agency for Development and Emergency (JADE) and YPSA

An organisational Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is singed between Japan Agency for Development and Emergency (JADE) and YPSA, in order to cooperate the implementation of different need based development projects. The MOU was signed at YPSA head office on 19th November Monday 2018 by Mr. Hiroto Tanaka, Chief Director of JADE and Mr. Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA….

Dignity Kits Distribution to a Rohingya elderly woman

Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner and Additional Secretary, Md. Abul Kalam visits YPSA’s Rohingya Humanitarian Response Program. Read more…

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Managing Director of PKSF Md. Abdul Karim visits YPSA’s humanitarian response to displaced Rohingyas in  Cox’s Bazar. Read more…

City Mayor of Chittagong AJM Nasir Uddin hand overs the award plaque to Md. Arifur Rahman in a ceremony by Weekly Chatgar Bani.  Read more…

USAID General Counsels visits YPSA-BC/TIP Program

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

Director of NGO Affairs Bureau visits YPSA. Read more…

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

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

This award was received by Mr. Mahabubur Rahman, Director, Social Development, YPSA

YPSA has been awarded The Best Social Development Organization in Chittagong Division. This award has given by Ministry of Social Welfare of Chittagong Division. Read more…

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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…

The construction work was launched by Ms. Farah Kabir, Country Director of Actionaid Bangladesh, Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive YPSA and UNO of Banskhali

YPSA to build 50 semi-brick houses for people affected by cyclone “ROANU”. Read more…

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New houses for homeless people on the coast

YPSA built 137 houses in Banskhali

....One such person is Koli Akhter, who did not even see her father after her birth. She has been living with her mother in extreme poverty, enduring hideous suffering,  she becomes 18 years old. Koli is the daughter of late Nur Mohammad and mentally challenged Kashefa Begum of Ratnapur village of Baharchara union of Banshkhali. She has grown up with her mother facing many distress and tragedies......In the meantime, the cyclone Mora destroyed the only resort they had.

....Meanwhile, an organization for sustainable development YPSA in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity International Bangladesh started Cyclone post-Mora housing construction work in Bahharchara union of Banshkhali. Under this project, a new house is provided to Koli. A piece of black cloud moved over her head.

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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and YPSA’s Program

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Awards and Recognitions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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SOCIAL LEADERSHIP : LEARNINGS FROM GROUND ZERO. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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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

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Fairer Labour Migration in Bangladesh – নিরাপদ অভিবাসন নিয়ে তথ্যচিত্র

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Singing out against human trafficking – Rohingya Response Project

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নানা উদ্যোগে পাল্টে যাচ্ছে জাহাজভাঙ্গা শিল্প – CHANNEL 24

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The best practices of YPSA on Countering Xenophobia and Discrimination presented at UN

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Chief Executive of YPSA join DBC News live program on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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“Ins and outs of Rohingya crisis” featured by Channel 24 TV

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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.

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HRDC Sitakund

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

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Community Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2

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

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HRDC Chittagong

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

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Tobacco Free We Logo

TobaccoFreeWe is an independent online platform that creates awareness about the health harms of tobacco use and tobacco control policies in Bangladesh.

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Yes Youth Group

YES YOUTH GROUP, a blog is facilitated by the Youth of YES Youth Group.

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Accessible Dictionary

Accessible Dictionary | অভিগম্য অভিধান (বাংলা একাডেমী থেকে প্রণীত অভিধান অনুসারে এক্সেসিবল ডিকশিনারীর ডাটাবেজ তৈরী করা হয়েছে।)

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