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Young Power in Social Action

A non-profit social development organization

3 decades in development partnership, since 1985
An organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) since 2013
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.

Collage: International Youth Day 2017 - Youth Building Peace

Today’s Bangladesh is a country of youth due to the significant percentage of young people. Total youth of Bangladesh is 50.67 million, which is 30 percent out of the total population. Those are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Bangladesh is now going through a phase of demographic benefits because of youth rise. 30 percent of the youth population is the main driving force of the economy today that contributing to build a prosperous Bangladesh. Read more...

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Director General and Deputy Director of NGO Affairs Bureau visit “Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism in Cox’s Bazar” program

Mr. Khondokar Raqibur Rahman, Director General and Mr. Shah Alam, Deputy Director of NGO Affairs Bureau, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh have visited different activities of YPSA CEVEC Consortium on 23rd August 2017.

The team visited Leadership Development Training of Jhilongja Union Youth Forum Members at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Upazila. …

Kobi Gaan (Folk song) performance

High officials from GCERF visit YPSA in Cox’s Bazar

Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) team consist of Michael Schroll, Senior Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor and Lilla Schumicky Logan, Grants Officer at GCERF visited different activities of YPSA CEVEC project during 10-11 August, 2017.

They travelled different Upazillas of Cox’s Bazar where GCERF funded activities are going on and observed different activities. They talked with change agents, members of target population…

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GCERF Community of Practice Workshop held

Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) organized a 4-day workshop on “Community of Practice” at Cox’s Bazar from 14 to 17 August, 2017 where YPSA and other Principal and Sub-Recipient organizations participated. The objective of the workshop was to  provide the opportunity to deepen knowledge and share experiences among the partners of GCERF about preventing violent extremism (PVE) program in Bangladesh.  GCERF representative team consist of Mr. Michael Schroll, …

Students can play active role to prevent extremism and violence in the society - Ashek Ullah Rafique MP

Students can play active role to prevent extremism and violence in the society – Ashek Ullah Rafique MP

A 3-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on Life Skill Education for the students was held from 21 to 23 August, 2017 at Moheshkhali Upzila Parishad Auditorium which was organized by YPSA CEVEC Consortium under the project “Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism in Cox’s Bazar”.

Ashek Ullah Rafique, Honorable Member of Parliament, Constituency Cox’s Bazar-2   inaugurated the 3 days ToT workshop. …

Management training for new batch started at YES Center Cox’s Bazar

Management training for new batch started at YES Center Cox’s Bazar

With the aim to empower youth, especially girls and young women, by strengthening their skills and voices for economic self-reliance to take a leadership role in poverty alleviation initiatives in Cox’s Bazar district and Dhaka, YPSA and HOPE’87 Bangladesh jointly are implementing a project on “YES Center- Youth Empowerment through Skills” with the support of Esprit in collaboration with YOU Foundation-Education for Children in Need (Germany)….

speech by Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman

Seminar on “Promotion of Disability Inclusion at the Workplace” held at Chittagong Chamber Of Commerce & Industry

“The constitution of Bangladesh guarantees equal rights of all citizens. People with disability are talented like normal people. People with disability in different company or organizations demonstrate competence, security, loyalty and comparison in the organization’s image. Therefore, all the organizations will have to create opportunities for people with disability” said Salahuddin Qasim Khan,…

32nd year celebration of YPSA at Head Office

YPSA celebrates its 32nd anniversary. 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…

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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…

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. 7, 2017

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Bangla Report : 31nd Aniversary Celebration of YPSA

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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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One House at a Time – Displacement Solutions

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Zero Conference 2017 awardee – Bangladesh – Initiating microfinancing and micro enterprises

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YPSA honored with International Excellence Award at The London Book Fair

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How safe the coastal belt of the country is – Md. Arifur Rahman : A channel 24 TV feature

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Country of Innovators : Nearness of people breaking the custom

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Relief Support for Cyclone Affected Population in Need in South-East Bangladesh

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Ship breaking in Bangladesh Web Portal

Shipbreaking in Bangladesh. A web portal which is developed by YPSA with the aim of ensuring workers’ rights and save the environment and ecology from the pollution that generated from the unsafe and uncontrolled ship breaking practices.

HRDC Sitakund

YPSA Human Resource Development Center, Sitakund Campus. Residential training center (AC/Non-AC).

Community Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2

Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2. YPSA led community radio in Sitakund.

HRDC Chittagong

YPSA Human Resource Development Center, Chittagong Campus. Residential training center (AC/Non-AC).