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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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Smartphone handover to a visually impaired student

Visually impaired students receiving training on skills development in use of Smartphone

YPSA has launched a training program for the visually impaired students aimed at skill development in use of Smartphone with screen reading apps.  The training workshop holding  at the YPSA’s ICT & Resource Center on Disability in collaboration with  Access to Information (A2i) Programme, Prime Minister Office, WIPO, Australian Aid, Accessible Books Consortium and DAISY Consortium Through …Read More »

YPSA and CU joint initiative to introduce first Inclusive Public University in Bangladesh

YPSA and CU joint initiative to introduce first Inclusive Public University in Bangladesh

A Progress Sharing Meeting was held with Vice-Chancellor of University of Chittagong Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury and Professor Dr. Mohammed Kamrul Huda, Registrar, University of Chittagong about the joint initiative to turn the university into first Inclusive Public University in Bangladesh establishing a full functioning ICT Resource and Training Centre for the students with disabilities at …Read More »

Ambassadors from Norway, Sweden and Denmark visits YPSA in Cox’s Bazar

Ambassadors of Norway, Sweden and Denmark visits YPSA in Cox’s Bazar

Three Ambassadors of Norway, Sweden and Denmark and senior high officials from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) visited YPSA’s project intervention area in Cox’s Bazar on 17 January, 2017. Sidsel Bleken,  Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh; Johan Frisell, Ambassador of Sweden in Bangladesh; Mikael Hemniti, Ambassador of Denmark in Bangladesh; Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (SDP), YPSA; Lutful Kabir, National Program Officer …Read More »


Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong says tobacco control issue to be added as an agenda in their MCM and monthly report

“Tobacco control issue will be included as an agenda in Monthly Coordination Meeting (MCM) and monthly report in Chittagong Division” as declared by Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong Md. Ruhul Amin, in a sharing meeting on “Implementation of Tobacco control Law in Chittagong division” held at the auditorium hall of Chittagong Circuit House on 16 January 2017. The …Read More »

YPSA CEVEC Project Yearly Review Meeting held at Cox’s Bazar

YPSA-CEVEC Project Yearly Review Meeting held at Cox’s Bazar

Community Engagement in countering violent extremism in Cox’s Bazar (CEVEC) is an innovative project of YPSA that aim to eradicate extremism in Cox’s Bazar district. The project started on 26th July and will end at December 2018. DG NGOAB Md. Ashadul Islam was the chief guest of inaugurating ceremony of the project held at Cox’s Bazar Deputy …Read More »

Programme Coordinator shared the aims and objectives of Project Coordination Meeting

YPSA- CLS Project Coordination Meeting Held at Rangunia

YPSA- Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Program (CLS) aims to provide greater access to justice to poor, marginalized and socially excluded communities in Bangladesh. YPSA-CLS is now working at the selected six upazilla’s (Moheshkhali, Ramu, Kutubdia, Fatikchari, Rangunia and Sandwip) of Chittagong and Cox’sBazar District. The overall objectives of the project are increase community awareness …Read More »

Candlelight vigil by YPSA

Human chain and candlelight vigil in memory of those who died caused by tobacco related disease. Read more…

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handover the crest to Vashkar Bhattacharjee

Vashkar awarded by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 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…

Cyclone ROANU affected families receiving ESK

Cyclone ROANU affected families receive Emergency Shelter Kits at Banskhali. Read more…

Launching Ceremony of Social Change volume 6

YPSA launches its journal “Social Change” volume 6, 2016. Read more…

YPSA has distributed sewing machines to 32 women micro-entrepreneurs at Sitakunda

YPSA distributes sewing machines to 32 women micro-entrepreneurs at Sitakund. 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…

Physically challenged own a grocery shop in Sitakund

Empowering people with disabilities through inclusive finance. Read more…

Partnership Agreement Signed between GCERF and YPSA

A partnership agreement was signed between GCERF (Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund) and YPSA. Read more…

Cake cutting on 31 Anniversary of YPSA

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

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam visits YPSA stall

YPSA wins the best stall award at the Digital Innovation Fair 2016. Read more…

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Bangladesh Experiences presented at ZERO Project Conference 2016 held in Vienna , Austria. 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. 6, 2016

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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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A short video documentary on YPSA Leadership Development Program

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Documentary on Ensuring a sustainable livelihood for people with disabilities

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

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