YPSA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 16th August, 2019 at the Bir Muktijuddha Dr. Ekhlas Uddin Conference Room of YPSA Core Office, Sitakund, Chottagram. YPSA Program and Financial Report 2018-2019, YPSA Program Plans and Budget for 2019-2020 and YPSA Business Development Plan were approved at the AGM. At the second part of the AGM, orientation on YPSA’s child protection policy and Gender policy was conducted for its all general members….
The Bangladesh NGO Foundation (BNF), an organization under the Bank and Financial Institutions Division of Ministry of Finance, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh honored Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive at YPSA, by giving “Bangladesh NGO Foundation Award” as recognition of the contribution to achieving sustainable development goal and successfullyRead more
On 1st February, at this year’s Amar Ekushey Book Fair, the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated countries first online-based platform for visually impaired persons ‘Accessible Dictionary’ which was developed by YPSA with overall support from a2i‘s Innovation Fund, a flagship program of the Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh.Read more
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
YPSA distributes sewing machines, roofing sheets (tins) and latrine equipment among Climate Displaced People in costal areas
YPSA is implementing the project “Developing a project for Community-driven Planned Relocation of Highly Vulnerable Climate Displaced Households in South-Eastern Coast of Bangladesh” at Kutubdia, Pekua and Banskhali Upazila with the support of the Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF). During the implementation of the project, YPSA selected 18 women for tailoring training, 35 families for providing roofing sheets (tins) and 20…
YPSA’s ‘HERfinance’ project has started its second year with a blast through four kick-off meetings in four garment factories at a time along with about 12,100 workers. Some of the giant groups are involved in these factories like Ha-Meem Group and Bengal Group. Team of HERfinance has taken some challenges regarding the remote places of factory locations….
U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller and other U.S. Government Officials visit YPSA in Cox’s Bazar
Ambassador of the United States of America to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Earl R. Miller and Ambassador John Richmond, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Person (J/TIP) and other US Government and Winrock International officials visited YPSA and its ongoing program interventions on combating Trafficking in Person and related development programs on 5th August 2019 at Cox’sbazar….
YPSA is committed to protecting children from different forms of violence, abuse and exploitation to promoting children rights as set out the in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Children as well as the relevant laws of Bangladesh Government. YPSA adopted a Child Protection Policy in order to ensure YPSA as a child safe organization. YPSA has been taking all reasonable steps to safeguard the interests, rights and wellbeing of those children with whom YPSA is in contact. YPSA does not tolerate any forms of child abuse and exploitation….
Capacity Building Training and Community Engagement events on right based solution for climate displaced people
YPSA formed 20 community team with local climate displaced people at Kutubdia, Pekua and Banskhali upazila under the “Developing a project for Community-driven Planned Relocation of Highly Vulnerable Climate Displaced Households in South-Eastern Coast of Bangladesh” with the support of Climate Justice Resilience Fund(CJRF). …
YPSA wins Tobacco-Control Award 2019. Read more…
YPSA’s Chief Executive receives life membership memento from Dhaka University Master in Governance Studies Alumni Association Reunion. Read more…
Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett visits YPSA. Read more…
University of Chittagong inaugurated the first Accessible E-learning Center in Bangladesh. Read more…
US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller and USAID Mission Director Derrick S Brown visits YPSA in Cox’s Bazar. Read more…
Disability rights advocate Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA from Bangladesh gets UNESCO award. Read more…
MOU singed between Japan Agency for Development and Emergency (JADE) and YPSA. Read more
Managing Director of PKSF Md. Abdul Karim visits YPSA’s humanitarian response to displaced Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar. Read more……
City Mayor of Chittagong AJM Nasir Uddin hand overs the award plaque to Md. Arifur Rahman in a ceremony by Weekly Chatgar Bani. Read more…
USAID General Counsel visits YPSA’s Counter Trafficking in Persons program. Read more…
YPSA distributes food to 1200 Rohingya families. Read more…
Director of NGO Affairs Bureau visits YPSA. Read more…
YPSA built 137 houses in Banskhali
....One such person is Koli Akhter, who did not even see her father after her birth. She has been living with her mother in extreme poverty, enduring hideous suffering, she becomes 18 years old. Koli is the daughter of late Nur Mohammad and mentally challenged Kashefa Begum of Ratnapur village of Baharchara union of Banshkhali. She has grown up with her mother facing many distress and tragedies......In the meantime, the cyclone Mora destroyed the only resort they had.
....Meanwhile, an organization for sustainable development YPSA in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity International Bangladesh started Cyclone post-Mora housing construction work in Bahharchara union of Banshkhali. Under this project, a new house is provided to Koli. A piece of black cloud moved over her head.Read the full story
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
SOCIAL CHANGE : A Journal for Social Development
Vol. 8, 2018Download
কৃষি, মৎস ও প্রাণিসম্পদ প্রযুক্তি ও সেবা সম্প্রসারণ উদ্ভাবন ও শিখন। A publication on agriculture, fisheries and livestock technology and service published by YPSA with the support PKSF.Download
COMMUNITY LEGAL SUPPORT : EMPOWERING MARGINALIZED AND SUBALTERN. A publication on YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Project.Download
SOCIAL LEADERSHIP : LEARNINGS FROM GROUND ZERO. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMDownload
Guidance Note : new Land For Climate Displaced Persons In BangladeshDownload
Climate displacement in Bangladesh: Stakeholders, Laws and Policies – Mapping the existing institutional frameworkDownload