In its third decade of dedicated developmental action, CYSD has been persistently swearing the oath of restoring and strengthening the lives of the poor, deprived, under-privileged and the marginalized in their struggle for survival.
CYSD (Centre for Youth and Social Development) has reached its peak of youth with Three Decades of dedicated service towards the development of the deprived and marginalized communities in the remotest areas of Odisha. It has been working with a vision of facilitating a society where communities are able to meet their survival needs, make their own choices, and lead a self-reliant and sustainable life with dignity.
Since its inception, CYSD has been successfully helping such communities in improving their quality of life. As a pro-poor organization, it had been working to ensure transparent, gender-sensitive, accountable and democratic governance, by influencing policies through its large-scale issue-based research. CYSD has also been involving people and organizations in participatory planning, building their capacities in such a process.
The major agenda in CYSD's Community-Centric Strategy to bring in an integrated, inclusive, and sustainable development involves gender mainstreaming, action research, networking and advocacy. Its extensive research studies influence the public and policy makers to initiate change. Its thorough action research, policy analysis and advocacy is backed by strong local, regional and national networks of collaborated endeavor of CSOs.
With the completion of three decades of committed cause, CYSD has a total intensive outreach of 225503 poor families of 108397 households, and an extensive outreach of 327572 people of 26746 households in 17 Districts of Odisha.
Through its three inter-dependent interventions of participatory action at the community level, capacity and resource support at the community level to intermediary development practitioners, and policy research and advocacy at the State and National levels for pro-poor reforms on rights based perspectives, CYSD propels forward its vision of an equitable society with its mission of transparent, gender-sensitive, accountable and democratic governance.