Young Professional Development Society Nepal (YPDSN) is a nonprofit and community based organization working on professional development, youth and women empowerment, education and livelihood promotion. YPDSN aspires to improve the living conditions of poor and marginalized peoples by adopting strategies through community initiative, participation and sensitization. It is founded in 2013 and has been working among backward communities in the interior unreached pockets in the coast of Nepal.

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Nepal

Sectors of activity
Culture and recreation, Education, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
Business Sector

150000 US$

Start date

End date

Shared by

Ashit B K

Co-Founder and CEO

Youth Entrepreneurship and Tourism for Social Development (YESTD)

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Our main aim is to provide youth professional skill, development and learning opportunity for poor and excluded society generation focus to strengthen them. We plan to achieve our aim by developing, testing and delivering evidence-based, feasible and cost-effective interventions related to professional and social development with greater involvement of youth programme, and communities. We support the government initiatives aimed at poverty reduction in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and targets.

Strategic and functional areas
Youth Empowerment
Provides equal opportunities for youth to productively participate in all processes of national development.
Enables the youth to realize their full potential.
Reflects youth issues in all relevant policies and policy documents.
Education and training
Accessibility to affordable and quality formal and non-formal education and carrier counselling for youth ensured.
Grant special priority to the youths who want to take vocational training and skill-oriented education.
Equip the youth with relevant skills for the labour market.

Employment Creation
Actively promote youth employment at national, provincial, district and constituency levels.
Reduce the level of unemployment among the youth by 10 percent annually.
Increase the involvement of youth in the main economic growth sectors, e.g. construction, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and ICT.

To promote and support youth friendly programmes aimed at responsible sexual behaviour.
To establish youth health clubs for creating an easy environment to have discussion on youth health and to conduct coeval education programs.
To make arrangements for the availability of a youth health expert on demand from such clubs.
To implement awareness programs and provide information about matters like healthy environment for healthy life, healthy food and life style for healthy life, procreative health.
To launch awareness programs for protecting adolescent boys and girls against sexual violence likely to occur against them at work place.
Promote active participation of the youth in the protection of their environment.
Increase innovation in environmental management.
Youth and Media

Improve access to information for the youth
Enhance employment opportunities for the youth in the media sector
Arts and Culture
Facilitate the promotion of local arts and culture among the youth.
Ensure the protection of local arts and culture.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

1. Youth participants’ capacity enhanced in implementing YPDSN/YESTD at local and global levels
2. Increased commitment of youth participants in fostering global citizenship and human rights
3. Action plans developed by sub-groups for the implementation of follow-up activities
4. Regional youth initiatives identified in cooperation with the YPDSN/YESTD Youth Network