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Young Power in Social Action

A non-profit social development organization

3 decades in development partnership, since 1985
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. Read more ››

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Development continues in hard to reach areas of Chittagong Hill Tract

Besides government, NGOs have been working broadly in the hard to reach areas of the country for its socio-economic development. If a collaborative effort of all people meets then any difficult task can be performed. PKSF with the partner’s organizations have been working together to include people of remote hilly areas into mainstream development. Said Dr. Md. …Read More »

Cash money and Non Food Item distribution

YPSA’s relief support being continued among the Cyclone ROANU affected people in Kutubdia

Tropical storm Roanu made landfall in the southern coastal region of Bangladesh on 21 May 2016. Eighteen (18) coastal districts were affected and among them Kutubdia has been affected severely compare to other areas due to its geo-locations and vulnerably. About 8,500 Households (out of 25,936 HHs) are badly affected with devastating damages in livelihoods and shelter …Read More »

Vocational training certificate giving ceremony

Vocational training certificate giving ceremony held

It was a great success to arrange such a event to give certificate to the Vocational Tgraining graduate, 27 children of the 2nd batch of YPSA-WV project, on 23rd June’2016. Sitakund UNO Md Najmul Islam Bhuiyan, General Secretary of NGO Coordination Body Mr. Selim were there including high officials from World Vision who are highly satisfied with the YPSA-SBY project accomplishment. …Read More »

Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (SDP), YPSA gave a presentation on YPSA-CLS Sustainability session

Regional Partners Coordination Meeting of Community Legal Services (CLS) held

A two-day Regional Partners Coordination Meeting was held during 20-21 June 2016, with the partners of Community Legal Services (CLS), jointly organized by YPSA, CODEC and BBF at the Hotel Well Park, Chittagong. Chief Judicial Magistrate of Chittagong Munsi Mohammad Mashiur Rahman was present as chief guest in the meeting.

Team leader Mr. Jerome Sayer and Projects Coordination Specialist Mr. Nafiz Imtiaz Hassan visits YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Programme

Team leader of Community Legal Services (CLS) visits YPSA

Community Legal Services, Team leader Mr. Jerome Sayer and Projects Coordination Specialist Mr. Nafiz Imtiaz Hassan visits YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Programme Area Fatikchari, Chittagong on 22 June, 2016. This visit was facilitated by Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Director-Social Development Program (SDP), YPSA and co-facilitated by Md. Abdus Sabur, Program Coordinator, YPSA-CLS Programme. The visit …Read More »

YPSA launched No smoking signage

YPSA launchs “No Smoking” signage

As per the Tobacco Control law, YPSA launched No Smoking signage at YPSA head office, Chittagong on 22 June 2016 . For ensuring the compliance of the section 8 of Tobacco Control law, YPSA will ensure the display of no smoking signage in its all offices. On behalf of smoke free project Ms. Nasim Banu, Team leader handed …Read More »

Seminar on Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016
Seminar on Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016. Read more…

Cake cutting on 31 Anniversary of YPSA

YPSA celebrated its 31 Anniversary on May 20, 2016. Read more…

Speech by VC of Chittagong University in advocacy meeting on “Disabled Friendly National Budget 2016-17" held

Advocacy meeting on “Person with disability Friendly National Budget 2016-17″ held. Read more…

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam visits YPSA stall
YPSA wins the best stall award at the Digital Innovation Fair 2016. Read more…

“Budget Hearing 2016-17: Chittagong Region”

“Budget Hearing 2016-17: Chittagong Region” held. Read more…

Human chain in front of Chittagong Court building

 Human chain formed in 11 districts demanding imposition of high tax on tobacco products. Read more…

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Bangladesh Experiences presented at ZERO Project Conference 2016 held in Vienna , Austria. Read more…


International Youth Leadership Camp 2016 held in Dhaka. Read more ….

MOU has been signed by Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA and Prof. Dr. G.U. Ahsan, Dean, School of Health and Life Sciences and Chairman, Department of Public Health, North South University

MOU signed between YPSA and Global Health Institute of North South University. Read more…

Bernicat at YPSA's Salter Home

U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Ms. Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat visits YPSA at Cox’sbazar. Read more…


YPSA team at UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris. Read more…

Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman presented "Environment and Livelihood Security" issues at Technical Session ii: Climate Change and Inclusive Growth.

European Union EU, BRAC and BRAC University organized a national consultation workshop “Growth and Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges in Bangladesh”. 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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SOCIAL CHANGE : A Journal for Social Development

Vol. 5, 2015

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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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PAPA Critical City Guide Dhaka Bangladesh : A users guide to the city where you can read about the Tactics of Life of its inhabitants.

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Baseline Study on the Children of Street Based Sex Workers (CSBSW)



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Climate Change Adaptation by Ensuring Water an Sanitation Facilities in Cyclone Shelter. A documentary film about YPSA-EDM project.

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71 TV Report on Human Trafficking in Bangladesh

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Ranga Shokal at Massranga Television. Topic: Interview of Md. Arifur Rahman, CE of YPSA as a social development activist and organizer in Bangladesh

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Mr Arifur Rahman, CE of YPSA attended UNNAYANE-PKSF-Episode-109 at Bangla Vision TV.

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