People | Policy | Progress


Youth Policy Forum is a platform of young Bangladeshi people from all over the world who have interest in nation-building and state-crafting and want to contribute through effective policy formulation and implementation. By creating a pool of young intellectual minds, YPF intends to establish a great support system that will help the government, non-government and global as well as state-level policymakers to formulate and adopt more inclusive policies.








Forging Our Future (FoF)

“Forging Our Future” is YPF’s  hallmark dialogue for global public policy. Through Forging Our Future, we create a three-way exchange between public policy luminaries from around the world, eminent Bangladeshi policymakers, and the inquisitive youth of Bangladesh.
Here we present you the second episode of this series which is envisaged as a look into how other countries have initiated their respective economic upgrading journeys, through fostering continued innovation and investment, as well as enhancement of skills among the labor force. At the same time, it will seek to cast a light on Bangladesh’s own efforts of economic upgrading, particularly its way forward in this journey.


HOW A FACEBOOK POST changed the lives

With around 12,000 members and more than 31,000 followers on Facebook, YPF has emerged as an astoundingly vibrant group of young people scattered all over Bangladesh (and some abroad) energised by its motto “People, Policy, Progress”. But how did it start in the first place? How did the making of YPF happen? To know the story, click the button below!


The YPF fellowship programme started with 100 fellows in 12 key policy areas such as Education, Economy and Jobs, Environment and Climate Change, Foreign Policy, Gender & Inclusion, Healthcare, Energy and Infrastructure, Law, Rights & Justice, Technology & Big Data, Civil Servants, Journalism, Grassroots, Local Development Initiative. 

KEY Youth Policy forum Initiatives

Youth Policy Forum so far has taken multiple initiatives to promote and acheive different goals. Here are some of our initiatives!

Policy Advocacy

YPF’s objective is to bring back policy into politics, and the Advocacy team is initiating the process by collaborating, liasoning, associating, affiliating or partnering with different national and international pressure groups and political forces to ensure a spillover of policy knowledge in the system. The purpose of this initiative is to identify ways in which youth led policy advocacy can be materialised in the context of Bangladesh.

Policy Networks

Our policy network initiative has been created to facilitate deeper discussion of topics which fall under various policy areas. This program will encourage extensive research and reading of the members, helping them strengthen the understanding of different policy issues. Our program aims that the members will gain prowess in the fundamental concepts of their preferred policy areas, meanwhile exchanging their knowledge with others.

Annual Conference

The YPF Future of State 2020 Conference, hosted on February 7th and 8th, was the first of its kind in Bangladesh. It attempted to introduce a healthy mix of young professionals and students with the foundations of our state and how they have changed, asked them what the key challenges of today faced in different areas by the nation were according to them and gave them a space to brainstorm and offer solutions to a panel of experts, researchers and politicians and finally closed with a summary of the titular Future of the State according to the panel.

YPF Fellowship

YPF wants to bring all the talented and knowledgeable intellectual Bangladeshi minds from all over the world and unite them on a common platform so that the accumulated intelligence can collectively forecast as well as address issues and provide effective solutions along with creating a strong foundation for a strong Bangladesh. To achieve that goal, YPF is offering fellowship to extraordinary Bangladeshi individuals who are contributing significantly in their respective roles and fields.



YPF IN 2023

 2023 was a special year for Youth Policy Forum – YPF.

🇧🇩 It was a year about venturing out into new territories, undertaking formidable new initiatives and connecting more youths from the grassroots of 28 districts to the world of policies. 2023 was the year when YPF’s activities expanded from the remote areas to the the global policy making table. It was also the year where we tried to enlighten more youth and include them in the world of policy through capacity building sessions.

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