Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD)

CYSD, a non-government development organisation, has been persistently working since last thirty-four years to bring visible changes in the quality of lives of tribal and rural poor in the state of Odisha. The centre's primary focus is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, ensure social justice and inclusion, participatory governance and citizens' rights. Helping communities identify and initiate development measures; providing training and capacity-building support to their organisations and individuals; and carrying out research and advocacy on rural poverty, exclusion, pubic finance on social sector allocation and social integration, especially the tribal constitute the major initiatives of the centre. Strengthening Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Promoting Participatory Governance and Budget Accountability and Building Disaster Resilient Communities are its key domains of work.