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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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“Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism in Cox’s Bazar District” project launches

Violent extremism is a global concern. Different forms of violent extremism increased around the world. Unlike the other countries, violence on the basis of religion, ethnicity, national origin etc. are boosted in Bangladesh. Women, children, youth even person with disability are becoming victims.

YPSA observed World White Cane Safety Day 16 at Sitakund

World White Cane Safety Day 2016 observed

The World White Cane Safety Day is celebrated every year on October 15 to highlight visually impaired people’s achievements and to remind people how white cane can play an important role in helping the visually impaired lives with greater independence. This year YPSA and Federation of DPOs Sitakund organized rally and discussion meeting on “World White Cane …Read More »

Rally on Global Hand Washing Day arranged by YPSA

YPSA observes Global Hand Washing Day 16

The theme for the 2016 Global Hand washing Day is “Make Hand washing a Habit!” The theme emphasizes the importance of hand washing with soap and clean water which drastically reduce outbreak of disease. YPSA arranged discussion meeting and rally at Kutubdia Upazila, Cox’s Bazar to mark the day.

YPSA has distributed sewing machines to 32 women micro-entrepreneurs at Sitakunda

YPSA distributes sewing machines to 32 women micro-entrepreneurs at Sitakund

Women face aggression, domestic violence and gender discrimination in Bangladesh including south Asia only for being woman or they were born with a gender identity as female. Poor or rich, literate or illiterate, urban or rural, child or elderly whatever their extent they face gender-based discrimination. Women’s empowerment is fundamental to strengthening women’s rights and enabling women to …Read More »

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Chittagong City Corporation allocated 20 million taka for smoke free program

Mr. A. Z. M Nasir, Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation declared budget of City Corporation for the fiscal year of 2016-2017 on 9 October . For the implementation of the smoke free program, Chittagong City Corporation allocated 2 crore taka (20 million taka). As a result of YPSA’s advocacy, Chittagong City corporation started to allocate budget for smoke free …Read More »

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YPSA-CLS carries out signature campaign against sexual harassment in educational institution

Eleven hundred students put their signatures to protest sexual assault in educational institutions through a signature campaign organized by YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Project (CLS).  The campaign took place at six different high schools located at six Upazilas of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar district during 18-29 September, 2016.  Simultaneously, YPSA has organized different awareness …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…

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. Read more…

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…

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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…

Tender Notice

Download Zip folder YPSA-C-WW Tender Process Size1.61 MB

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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