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YPSA (Young Power in Social Action), an organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) since 2013, is a voluntary non-profit and social development organization registered with the different department of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh including NGO Affairs Bureau contributing in national goals for making a difference in the lives of population since its establishment in 1985. YPSA, a fleet of professional staff specialization in the five thematic areas of Health; Education; Human rights and Governance; Economic Empowerment; Environment, Climate change and Disaster Management as well as extensive experiences in the field of Capacity Development, Procurement, Contract Management, Resource Mobilization, Financial Management and Research, Monitoring & Evaluation. At present YPSA’s direct program interventions reach in Greater Chittagong Division including Chittagong Hill Tracts and Dhaka and Narayanganj district. Currently YPSA is working with a total of 9 million (estimated) disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
YPSA has been working various Climate Change and DRR & Emergency Management related projects since 1991. YPSA has experiences in implementing Bangladesh Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Rights Initiative for Climate Displaced People in Bangladesh with the support of Displacement Solutions; Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation project (CRPARP) in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar with the support of World Bank and Arannayk Foundation; Community Engagement in Environment Protection Initiatives (CEEPI); Emergency WASH support to the people affected by the South-East Flood and Cyclone KOMEN with the support of Plan International Bangladesh in the Pekua of Cox’s Bazar; Relief Support for flood and cyclone affected Population in Need in South-East Bangladesh (RESPONSE) project with the support of Plan International Bangladesh, OXFAM Bangladesh and Concern Worldwide in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban; Relief Support to Cyclone ROANU Affected population in Need in South East Bangladesh’ with the support of Concern worldwide in Kutubdia Upazilla under Cox’sbazar district; Emergency Appeal for cyclone ROANU in Bangladesh project with the support of HABITAT International Bangladesh in Banskhali Upazilla under Chittagong district: Construction of 50 resilience shelters for the ROANU affected community at Banskhali upazilla in Chittagong district under UNDP-AAB Early Recovery Facilities: Emergency Assistance to cyclone MORA affected Communities in South-East District in Bangladesh with the support of Concern worldwide in Kutubdia Upazilla under Cox’sbazar district: Disaster Response project for victims of Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh project with the support of HABITAT International Bangladesh in Banskhali Upazilla under Chittagong district.
YPSA has also implemented the projects of Climate Change Adaptation by ensuring Water and Sanitation facilities in Cyclone Shelters in Chittagong with the support of Coca Cola and UNDP; Restoration and Conservation of Biodiversity in the Denuded Hills of Sitakund & Mirsarai with the support of Arranayak Foundation and USAID; Disaster Preparedness By Ensuring Water and Sanitation Facilities in Relief Shelters (DPE-WTSAN) in Pekua & Moeshkhali upazilla of Cox’s Bazar district with support of Irish Aid and Concern Universal- Bangladesh; Establishing Partnership for Disaster Preparedness Program (PPDP), known as DIPECHO II, in Chittagong with support of ECHO and Action Aid; Program for Hydro-Meteorological Risk Mitigation in Secondary Cities in Asia (PROMISE) with the support of BDPC and ADPC; Reducing Risk of Vulnerable Communities to Flood and Earthquakes (RRVC) , known as DIPECHO III, in Chittagong with support of ECHO and Action Aid; Mobilizing Communities for Disaster Risk Reduction (MCDRR), known as DIPECHO IV, in Chittagong with support of ECHO and Action Aid; Enhancing Disaster Preparedness among Communities and Institutions in Bangladesh, known as DIPECHO V, in Chittagong with support of ECHO and Action Aid; Community based disaster risk management (CBDRM) inclusive in South Asia program, known as DIPECHO VI, with the support of Handicap International Bangladesh and ECHO.
Besides, YPSA has successfully been implementing emergency response program for Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh after 25th August 2017 such as
- Humanitarian Assistance to Unregistered Myanmar Nationals in Cox’s Bazar District in Bangladesh with the support of Concern Worldwide form September 14, to October 28, 2017;
- Emergency Nutrition and Health Services and Non-food Material Support for Malnourished Children, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mother and Vulnerable Families of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals in Cox’s Bazar with the support of Concern Worldwide form November 01, to December 31, 2017;
- Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response in Cox’s Bazar Districts of Bangladesh with the support of Action Aid Bangladesh from September 15, to November 14, 2017;
- Humanitarian Assistance to the Most Vulnerable Rohangya Women and Girls with the support of Action Aid Bangladesh for the period of December 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018;
- Integrated assistance pakage in Cox’sbazar with the support of WFP from September 01 to November 04, 2017;
- BGD General Food Distribution in Cox’sbazar-Rohingya Response with the support of WFP through Save the Children for the period of November 05, 2017 to February 28, 2018;
- BGD-IKEA Foundation Seed Rohingya Response 2017 with the support of Save the Children for the period of October 29, 2017 to January 28, 2018;
- Child Centered Care Response to Rohingya Adolescents in Cox’s Bazar Project with the support of UNICEF for the period of October 23, 2017 to January 22, 2018;
- Response to the need of older amongst forcibly displaced citizen of Myanmar with the support of HelpAge International Bangladesh for the period of October 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018;
- Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response in Cox’s Bazar Districts of Bangladesh with the support of Action Aid Bangladesh for the period of November 15, 2017 to May 31,2018.
YPSA has membership with more than 50 national and international organizations and networks including UN-DPI; UNCCD: FAO Rural Youth and Food Security Global Network, Italy; INFOYOUTH Network, UNESCO-INJEP, France; UNDCCP, Austria; UNFCCC, Germany; UNYU, USA. Besides, YPSA is experienced in establishing formal partnership with various departments of United Nations such as ILO, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP, World Bank and UN-NGLS.
Geographical coverage of the organization:
At present YPSA’s direct program interventions reach in Greater Chittagong Division (including Chittagong Hill Tracts) and Dhaka District. Besides, YPSA doing country-wide and regional campaigning through its advocacy initiatives and joint program with grassroots NGOs through its Networking & Strategic Linkage Unit.
Vision of YPSA
YPSA envisions a society without poverty where everyone’s basic needs and rights are ensured.
Mission of YPSA
YPSA exists to participate with the poor and vulnerable population with all commitment to bring about their own and society’s sustainable development.
- YPSA Core values
- Patriotism and commitment to national interest, sovereignty and national pride
- Justice, transparency and accountability
- Mutual respect and gender friendliness
- Quality and excellence
- Humility and confidence
- Respect for diversity
- Support for environment and ecology
- Governance of YPSA
YPSA is governed by an Executive Committee consists of seven members and elected by general members according to its constitution. The Executive Committee formulates the strategic directions and principles of the organization and the Chief Executive conducts the overall management and representation of the organization.
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