YPSA has successfully completed 1st installment of Grants Handover Ceremony for the Forest Dependent Communities on 15 March’ 2015 at YPSA HRDC, Chittagong. The program was jointly organized by YPSA and Arannayk Foundation in collaboration with Bangladesh Forest Department. A total of 20 Union Federations of Forest Dependent Groups under YPSA-AF Chittagong, Banskhali and Fatikchari has received project grants as a matching fund for implementing AIGA as well as reduce the dependency on forest.
In this grants handover ceremony, Mr. Abdul Latif Mia, Conservator of Forest, Chittagong Circle was the Chief Guest, Mr. M.A. Khaleque Khan, DFO, Ctg North, Mr. Bipol Krishna das, DFO, Ctg south, and Mr. RSM Monirul Islam, DFO Chittagong Coastal Forest Division were the special guest. Mr. Farid Uddin Ahmed, Executive Director of Arannayk Foundation was present and took part as moderator of the program. Mr. Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, PC-AF was also present. The program was presided by Mr. Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (SDP), YPSA.
After the discussion program the honorable chief guest, special guest, ED-AF and Director (SDP), YPSA handed over the grants among the president of 20 Union Federations under 03 Forest Divisions of CRPAR project.