About Us

National Youth Development Training Project (NYDTP) is a project of Discovery Global Education Trust, Registration No. RAJS- 330 under the Government of Bangladesh . The NYDTP was set up in 2011 under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860. The NYDTP functions as a vital resource centre with its multi-faceted functions of offering academic programmes at Post Graduate level encompassing various dimensions of youth development, engaging in seminal research in the vital areas of youth development and coordinating Training Programmes for state agencies and the officials of youth organisation, besides the Extension and Outreach initiatives across the country. The Institute functions as a think-tank of the Ministry and premier organization of youth-related activities in the country. As the apex institute at the national level, it works in close cooperation with the NSS, NYKS and other youth organizations in the implementation of training programmes. The Institute is a nodal agency for training youth as a facilitator of youth development activities in rural, urban as also tribal areas. The NYDTP serves as a youth observatory and depositary in the country thereby embarking on youth surveillance on youth-related issues. It has a wide network with various organizations working for the welfare and development of young people and serves as a mentor. Vision As the apex national agency for youth development, the Institute strives to develop into a globally recognised and acclaimed centre of excellence in the field of youth development, fully responsive to the national agenda for inclusive growth, and the needs and aspirations of young people of the country to realise their potentials to create a just society. Mission The Institute seeks to realise its Vision by: Providing substantive inputs in the formulation of youth-related policies and in developing innovative programme initiatives that respond effectively to the needs and concerns of the young people of the country; Developing professional capacity of all youth development agencies in the country – state-sponsored or voluntary organisations – through training and specialised services, such as: consultancies, and providing expertise and training materials for in-house training programmes; Setting up a world-class and modern Resource Centre that will provide library and other related services and facilities to those involved in youth-related activities – youth organisations, educational and training institutions, researchers, scholars, and young people Generating authentic and comprehensive primary and secondary data on all issues and matters that impact the life of the young people in the country through a systematic and extensive programme of action research and study;