YPSA organized a local level advocacy meeting with the GOs, NGOs and Civil Society under YPSA-Link up project at YPSA-HRDC, Chittagong on 30th December ’15 supported by Link up Bangladesh.
This event chaired by Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (SDP) of YPSA. Md. Mukhlesur Rahman (Deputy Director of Youth, Chittagong) was present as chief guest and Farjana Pervin (Councilor of Chittagong City Corporation), Dr. Anowarul Islam (President of BRMPWS) were present as special guest in the Local level Sensitization Meeting. Representatives from civil society, Youth Clubs, different NGOs, Journalist and teachers also participated in this event.
Mr. Syed Assraf Ullah (Project Coordinator of YPSA-Link project) introduces YPSA to the audience and presented the keynote paper on YPSA-Link Up program. In the presentation he said, “Link up is the multinational (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Uganda and Burundi) program which is funding by Dutch (Netherland) Foreign Ministry-BUZA. Link up has been implementing in Bangladesh by a consortium comprising Link up Bangladesh-linking organization of The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (IHAA)-the lead organization, Marie Stopes Bangladesh (MSB) and Population Council (PC). By linking up we will make a significant contribution to the integration of vital SRHR interventions and will generate important evidence to aid the broader SRHR/HIV integration movement. Link Up will bring SRHR interventions to existing community based HIV programmes and create linkages with public and private SRH providers.”
Chief guest Mukhlesur Rahman (DD-Youth) said that Chittagong is the most vulnerable area for drug addiction, STI and HIV among the young people. I would like to thank YPSA for starting the link up program in Chittagong. We would provide necessary support to YPSA for implementation the link up program.