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The responsibility to achieve the vision of the Youth for Social Development (YSD), as it appears in the bye-law of the association, rests with the ‘Governing Body’. The Governing Body’s monitoring role includes engagement of the chief executive, evaluate his/her performance, preparing and approving the strategic plan, review the annual activities and financial plans and approve the annual budget and financial audits. The board generally meets four times in a year. The Governing Body consists of the following members


Mr. Lokanath Mishra
Master of Arts in Sociology, Berhampur University
Development Professional and Social Activist

30 years of experience in international organisations USAID, UN, government OSACS and community organisations ARUNA, RNHIV+


Mr. Pruthwiraj Dandasena 
Master of Industrial Relation and Personnel Management, Berhampur University
Development Professional & Social Worker

25 years of experience in international organisations UNFPA, government Dept. of Sports and Youth Affairs, and community organisations PREM


Mr. Bibhu Prasad Sahu
M. Phil. In Economics, Berhampur University
Development Professional and Social Activist

14 years of experience in international organisations the World Bank, GPSA, government agencies and community organisations


Mr. Ajaya Kumar Sahu
Master of Arts in Education
Businessman and Social Worker

20 years of experience in education and development.


Dr. Srikant Patibandla 
Doctorate in Philosophy in Political Science, ISEC Bengaluru, M.Phil in Political Science Jawaharlal Nehru University
Development Professional and Social Work

20 years experience in development organisations Public Affairs Centre, Bengaluru and government Senior Researcher, Andhra Pradesh State Planning Board


Mr. Namesh Killemshetty 
Pursuing Ph. D. in Public Policy in University of Massachusetts, USA
Development Professional and Urban Development Specialist


Miss. Dibya Bhanjani Sasmal 
Bachelors Degree in Science
Student and Youth Volunteer and Working with Adolescent and Health Rights



Organisational Structure

Governance Structure