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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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Workshop on “Disabled-friendly budget allocation for the City Corporation” held at the conference room of YPSA-HRDC Chittagong

Disabled-friendly city corporation budget demanded

YPSA arranged a workshop on “Disabled-friendly budget allocation for the City Corporation” on 20 May at the conference room of YPSA-HRDC Chittagong with the support of Access Bangladesh Foundation and Disability Rights Fund. The speakers in the workshop presented various suggestions for the implementation of the disabled-friendly city plan. For example: An increase in the budget allocation of Chittagong City …Read More »

32nd year celebration of YPSA at Head Office

YPSA celebrates its 32nd anniversary

YPSA celebrated its 32nd anniversary on 20 May 2017 in each field office, branch office, link organization including Head office and Dhaka office. To mark the day, various events were organized in presence of local representatives, social activists, general members, associated all level officials and volunteers. This day was honored with a festive environment. A concept paper was …Read More »

Human chain

Human chain demanding higher tax rate on  all tobacco products

“In order to protect the people from harmful effect of tobacco, excessive taxation on tobacco products will be proposed in the next budget session at the National Parliament.”, said Alhaj Nurul Islam Chowdhury, Member of the National Parliament while he was present in a human chain organized by YPSA. The human chain was formed in front of …Read More »


YPSA’s innovative project rewarded as 2017 UN WSIS prizes champion

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced 90 Champions around the world for the prestigious WSIS Prizes 2017 contest. DAISY-standard Accessible Reading Materials for Students with Visual and Print Disabilities project by the Access to Information (a2i) Programme, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh, in partnership with YPSA has been rewarded as champion by the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) …Read More »

Department of Social Services team visits YPSA

Department of Social Services team visits YPSA

A Team of 39th Batch of Basic Training Courses of Department of Social Services Officers visited YPSA on 05 May 2017. The team includes about 40 officials from Department of Social Services. They attended a sharing meeting at YPSA Conference room. In the opening session, a multimedia presentation was presented by Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA and …Read More »

YPSA handed over a proposed plan for utilizing budget to the mayor

We will work for Tobacco-free Chittagong City Corporation by 2040 – Mayor A.Z.M Nasir Uddin

As a part of institutionalization of the tobacco control initiatives, Chittagong City Corporation has been allocating budget for implementing tobacco control program since fiscal year 2014-2015. In the current fiscal year 2016-2017 the allocated budget is 2 crores taka. For ensuring the proper utilization of this budget YPSA and ATMA, Chittagong region jointly arranged a sharing meeting …Read More »

Shearing meeting on disabled-friendly budget with Sitakund Municipality
Shearing meeting on disabled-friendly budget with Sitakund Municipality held. Read more

Disaster simulation by students

YPSA hosted a disaster simulation and rescue drill for the students in Cox’sbazar. Read more…

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

YPSA received BEACON award on Innovating Service Delivery. 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…


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

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…

UN-ECOSOC announcement

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations (Deadline: 1 June 2017)

NGOs interested in applying for ECOSOC consultative status should submit their application and required documents on or before the deadline of 1 June 2017. The following link provides background information, the benefits of consultative status and instructions for how to apply: ge=view&nr=337&type=230&menu= 14 

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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Mr Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA discussed how safe the coastal belt is, disaster risk reduction and management etc. on channel-24 TV.

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Country of Innovators : Nearness of people breaking the custom. A program by Bangladesh Television (BTV) supported by Access to Information program, Prime Minister Office of Bangladesh.

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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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