CYSD (Centre for Youth and Social Development) is a non-government and non-profit organization established in 1982, working to improve the quality of lives of tribal, rural and urban poor in Odisha, with a primary focus to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, ensuring social inclusion and justice, good governance and citizen’s right. Helping communities identify and initiate development measures; providing training and other capacity-building support to pro-poor organizations and individuals; and carrying out research and advocacy in favour of the under privileged people especially the tribal.
An equitable society where women and men can freely realize their full potential, fulfill their rights and responsibilities and lead their life with dignity and self respect.
To enable marginalized women, men and children to improve their quality of life. To this end, CYSD uses issue based research to influence policies from a pro-poor and rights based perspective. It also works to ensure transparent, gender sensitive, accountable and democratic governance by building the capacities of people and organizations in participatory planning. Our Core values Transparency & Accountability Integrity Gender Equity Social Justice Participatory Action Peace & Harmony
CYSD’s major programmatic focuses are Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Participatory Governance and Disaster Response and Mitigation. It also addresses issues such as Health, Water & Sanitation, Child Rights and focuses particularly on women in all areas.