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Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) is an organization for sustainable development and NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)

Seminar on “Prevention of Violent Extremism in Bangladesh: Graduation and Sustainability”

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YPSA participated in the seminar titled “Prevention of Violent Extremism in Bangladesh: Graduation and Sustainability” on 21st May 2024 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka. The seminar was presided over by the honorable Foreign Secretary Mr. Masud Bin Momen and organized by the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) to discuss the nation’s progress in countering extremism and plans for future collaboration.

Executive Director of Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) Dr. Khalid Koser and the Ambassador of Italy, among others, spoke at the inaugural session. After the inauguration session GCERF’s two Bangladesh grantees Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) and Rupantor presented their action to prevent violent extremism in Bangladesh.

From the organization and YPSA-CEVEC Project Mr. Mohammad Shahjahan – Focal Point, Ms. Khaleda Begum – Team Leader and Mr. Bana Ratna Tanchangya – M&E Officer of YPSA-CEVEC project and also 3 Youth Leaders Arkanul Islam Rian , Nasima Akter, Mohammad Riaz.

Seminar In the event, YPSA hand over the YPSA-CEVEC Project’s publication on best practices titled “Never Give Up” where the all project activities, active involvement of the all beneficiaries, success stories, Covid-19 responses etc. have been elaborated. The publication was handed over to the Executive Director of GCERF and other guests. At the other part of YPSA’s presentation in the event YPSA shown a video documentation titled “A Journey to Prevent Violent Extremism” which is provided a whole over view of the project goal, objectives, activities, how effect the project activities to the communities and the other achievements.

Mr. Mohammad Shahjahan, the focal point of YPSA-CEVEC Project and Director of KM4D Department of YPSA shared about the organization, statistical result of the project achievement, lesson learned, challenges and way forwards.

The foreign secretary reiterated Bangladesh’s commitment to GCERF’s work and expressed hope that the country’s successful exit plan could serve as a model for other nations facing similar challenges. “We hope that the exit plan implemented in Bangladesh would help advance GCERF’s work in other comparable settings. It is certainly a testimony to GCERF’s success that starting with three pilot countries, it has now been able to expand its work into 23 countries around the world,” he said.

Publication handover