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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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UNICEF visits YPSA SHOVA Project

UNICEF visits YPSA SHOVA Project

Mr. Dr. M Ziya Uddin, HIV/AIDS Specialist & Ms. Smirti Biswas, United Nations Volunteer of UNICEF visited the YPSA’s ”Strengthening  Health and other Opportunities for Vulnerable Adolescent” (SHOVA) project at Dhaka on 23 August 2016. During the visit they meet with adolescent female sex worker group and discuss their risks and endeavor to understand their knowledge level on HIV …Read More »

Mr. Chandra Nath Basak, Managing Director of Bangladesh NGO Foundation in a meeting organized by YPSA

NGOs play important role in socio-economic development : BNF Managing Director

Besides government, NGOs have contributed for advancing the UN Millennium Development Goals and they will play important role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The government has established Bangladesh NGO Foundation (BNF) to support the NGOs, with a view to associate the Non-Governmental Organizations and mandated to take up socio- economic development activities and poverty alleviation initiatives through NGOs having previous experience …Read More »

YPSA observes International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2016 at Rangunia

International Indigenous Day celebrated at YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Project Area

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9, 2016 (Tuesday) on YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Project (CLS) area to promote and protect the rights of the indigenous population at program area. There were four upazilla’s in YPSA-CLS area namely as Fatikchari, Rangunai, Ramu and Moheshkhali, where about 10 thousands …Read More »

Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive given a motivational speech to YPSA-CLS staffs.

Project Coordination Meeting on YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Program held

YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Program (CLS) is working for the legal empowerment of marginalized and underprivileged communities in Bangladesh especially on Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar Districts. For Capacity Development, Common Understanding of the program and on sharing the quarter activity; A Project Coordination Meeting was held at YPSA-Head Office, Chittagong on 03-04 August, 2016. …Read More »

HSBC visits YPSA’s Community Engagement In Environment Protection Initiatives

HSBC visits YPSA’s Community Engagement In Environment Protection Initiatives

Abdullah Al Jubayer, Manager, Corporate Sustainability, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) has visited the YPSA-CEEPI project’s activities in Sitakund & Mirsharai Upazilla of Chittagong on July 27, 2016. First, he met with Prantik Unnayon Samity at North Talbaria village in Mirsharai upazilla. Participants introduced themselves at the starting of the meeting. Mr. Nur Mohammed …Read More »

YPSA–CLS organizes orientation for CLS-Coalition members in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar

YPSA–CLS organizes orientation for CLS-Coalition members in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar

YPSA’s Community Legal Services for Access to Justice (CLS) Program is now organizing an orientation for CLS-Coalition members at six different Sup-districts (Upazilla) of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. This coalition is formed with various stakeholders, social leaders and local mediators from the community. The member of coalition is 25-30 people from selected five unions, which were surroundings …Read More »

signature campaign

YPSA and ANIRBAN arranged a signature campaign at the sea beach of Cox’sbazar to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2016.

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 ….

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…

International Youth Day. 2016:Youth Leading Sustainability.

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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