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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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Discussion meeting on Disaster simulation

YPSA hosted a disaster simulation and rescue drill for the students in Cox’sbazar

Natural Disaster is the common phenomena in Bangladesh especially in the Cox’s Bazar since it is a coastal area. Every year people of this area face different types of natural disaster like cyclone, sudden flood, flood, earthquake, fire incident etc. Natural disasters cannot be prevented, but the disaster risk can be reduced by enhancing capacities of the …Read More »

sharing meeting on “Implementation of Tobacco control Law in Chittagong division”

Administrative measures will be taken for enforcing tobacco control law: Divisional Commissioner

“Necessary administrative measures will be taken for implementing tobacco control law in Chittagong division” as declared by Ms. Syeda Sarowar Jahan, Divisional Commissioner (Acting), Chittagong, in a sharing meeting on “Implementation of Tobacco control Law in Chittagong division” held at the conference room of Chittagong Divisional Commissioner office on 9 April 2017. The meeting was organized by …Read More »


Director of NGO Affairs Bureau visits YPSA

Golam Meshbah Uddin, Director of NGO Affairs Bureau, Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh visited YPSA during 6-7 April, 2017. He attended a sharing meeting on NGOAB regulations and compliance issues with YPSA team at the YPSA head office, Chittagong. He checked the documentations of project activities as well. Golam Meshbah Uddin has also visited ICT & Resource …Read More »

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ToT on Leadership Development organized by YPSA CEVEC Consortium

A 3-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on Leadership Development held on 28 March-30 March, 2017 at YPSA HRDC Training Centre, Chittagong which was organized by YPSA CEVEC Consortium under the project “Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism in Cox’s Bazar” supported by Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF). Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA inaugurated …Read More »

district level inception workshop on ‘Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and Children’ (SHOW) Project’

Ensure maternal and child health care access in hard-to-rich areas – Chairman of Khagrachari District Council

Raising more awareness on maternal and child health care access among the people in hard-to-rich areas, maternal and infant mortality can be reduced significantly. Beside this health care service, education program should be continued and even expanded in the remote hilly areas simultaneously to get the measurable outcome. Said Kangjari Chowdhury, Chairman of Khagrachari District Council while …Read More »

Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman receives the award crest

YPSA received BEACON award on Innovating Service Delivery

On 21 March 2017, Community Legal Services organized a colorful event on Celebrating Challenge and Change: Community Legal Services in Bangladesh. This event was chaired by Mr. Jerome Sayre, Team Leader of Community Legal Services. Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Honorable Speaker of the Parliament Government of the Republic of Bangladesh was present as a chief guest of …Read More »

appreciation certificate

YPSA has been awarded eNGO Challenge South Asia Award 2016. Read more…

Award reception

YPSA has been awarded for Innovative practice on inclusive finance at the Zero Project Conference 2017 in Austria. Read more…

Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh Country Director visits YPSA in Banshkhali

Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh Country Director visits YPSA in Banshkhali. Read more…


PKSF visits YPSA’s economic development program at Sitakund. 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…

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…

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam visits YPSA stall

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