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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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Physically challenged own a grocery shop in Sitakund

Empowering people with disabilities through inclusive finance

The percentage of person with disability in Sitakunda (a sub-district of Chittagong) is reported to be the highest in Bangladesh, at 17% compared to the national average of 10%. Livelihood conditions of the person with disabilities in Sitakund are below the poverty line. They are excluded by the finance institute such as bank, microfinance institutions etc. Moreover, no …Read More »

Sharing meeting held with Divisional Commissioner and 11 DCs of Chittagong Division

Sharing meeting held with Divisional Commissioner and 11 DCs of Chittagong Division

A sharing meeting on “Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Chittagong Division” held on 20th September 2016 at the auditorium hall of Chittagong Circuit House. The meeting was organized by Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Office, initiated by YPSA and supported by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Divisional Commissioner (Acting) of Chittagong division Mr. Shankar Ranjan Shaha was present as …Read More »

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Countering extremism can be possible by mobilizing community involvement

In recent years, various forms of violent extremism on the basis of religion, color, ethnicity, national origin etc. have increased around the world. Unlike the other countries, terrorist violence is on the rise in Bangladesh. Women, children, youth, marginalized even common people are getting victims. People in Bangladesh are peaceful. They have been living with peace and harmony for a long …Read More »

Partnership Agreement Signed between GCERF and YPSA

Partnership Agreement Signed between GCERF and YPSA

A partnership agreement was signed between GCERF (Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund) and YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) at Padma (State Guest House), Dhaka for implementing the project titled “Community Engagement in Countering Violence Extremism in Cox’s Bazar”. YPSA has been awarded as one of the Principal Recipients in Bangladesh after following very competitive and …Read More »

Support for Business Maintenance of Ashshash Beneficiaries (for men and women who have escaped trafficking)

Business Maintenance support to men and women who have escaped trafficking

YPSA is implementing a pilot project on human trafficking named ASHSHASH (for men and women who have escaped trafficking) at Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar district. The project is funded by Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) and supported by International Organization for Migration (IOM). The project goal is to ensure the mainstreaming of 30 escaped trafficking survivors into their society with safe work …Read More »

Laxmipur DC Md Zillur Rahman Chowdhury speaking as chief guest in the meeting

Workshop on “Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Lakshmipur” held with government officials

YPSA, GEMS and DC Office of Lakshmipur district jointly organized a workshop on “Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Lakshmipur” with the assistance of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and Bloomberg Philanthropies on 7th September 2016 at GEMS training Venue. Mr. Md. Zillur Rahman Chowdhury, Deputy Commissioner of Lakshmipur district was present as chief guest in the workshop …Read More »

Admission going on. YEF Center, YPSA

Admission Going on different trades under the program Youth Empowerment through Skills : YES Center, Ramu, Cox’sBazar. Download Admission Form – Download Application Process


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…

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

Group photo of YPSA visitor with mayor of Chittagong City Corporation AZM Nasir Uddin

Representatives from US based organization CTFK met mayor of Chittagong City Corporation. Read more…

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3rd round of Service Innovation Fund of a2i program under Prime Minister’s Office of the Bangladesh awarded to YPSA. Read more…

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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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