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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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Launching Ceremony of Social Change volume 6

YPSA launches its journal “Social Change”

Launching Ceremony of Social Change volume 6, issue 1 & 2 , 2016 was held at YPSA Head Office, Chittagong on 5 December. Dr. MD. Shairul Mashreque, Professor, Department of Public Administration University of Chittagong was present as the chief guest in the program. Social Change is a journal for social development published by YPSA. It is …Read More »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handover the crest to Vashkar Bhattacharjee

Vashkar awarded by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA has been awarded by honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as a successful person with disability for his outstanding contribution in disability and development, specially support to the activities of disability inclusive ICTs, making digital talking books, and making the skills and technology available for the people with disabilities. His great contribution will support …Read More »

Joint Secretary of Ministry of Women & Child Affairs and Deputy Secretary Ministry of Information visit YPSA

Joint Secretary of Ministry of Women & Child Affairs and Deputy Secretary of Ministry of Information visit YPSA

Dr. Md. Aminul Islam, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women & Children Affairs and Md. Rabiul Islam, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Information, has visited YPSA’s anti-trafficking project Ashshash: for men and women who have escaped trafficking, on 1st and 2nd December, 2016 at Chokoria, Ramu, Moheskhali and Ukhiya upazila in Cox’s bazaar district.  Asma Khatun, National Program Officer …Read More »

Rally on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 at Sitakund

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 observed at Sitakund

Sitakund Upazilla Administration and Federation DPOs of Sitakund jointly observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 at Sitakund on 03 December with the support of YPSA and PKSF Bangladesh. The International theme of the day was “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. Colorful rally and discussion meeting were arranged to mark the day. Mr. Nazmul Islam Bhuyna , …Read More »

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YPSA executive committee and core management team visit project intervention area at Khagrachari

YPSA executive committee and core management team visit YPSA’s project intervention area at Khagrachari hill district. During 1-3 December, the team made trips to hard-to-reach area Dighinala, Matiranga and Panchari Upazilas of Khagrachari and exchanged views with the civil society and YPSA staffs in different meetings. President of YPSA Executive Committee Shamsuddin Tutul; Member of EC Nur …Read More »

the inaugural of the health camp

Special Health Camp for underprivileged: A GO-NGO collaborative initiative

YPSA and Kowkhali Upazila Administration jointly organized a Special Health Camp at the premises of EENRICH Center, Kolompati Union, Kawkhali on 20 November. Objective of this camp is to provide primary healthcare service at no cost and create awareness among the community people who are underprivileged and devoid of healthcare facilities. 263 patients have received treatment on fever, pain, asthma, pneumonia, …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…


“Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism in Cox’s Bazar District” project launches. 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…

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…

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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