About YUVA

Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA) is a non-profit development organisation committed to enabling vulnerable groups to access their rights. YUVA encourages the formation of people’s collectives that engage in the discourse on development, thereby ensuring self-determined and sustained collective action in communities. This work is complemented with advocacy and policy recommendations. Founded in Mumbai in 1984, currently YUVA operates in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Assam and New Delhi. 

At the community-level, through an integrated 360-degree approach, YUVA delivers solutions on issues of housing, livelihood, environment and governance. Through research, YUVA creates knowledge that enhances capacity building. Through partnerships in campaigns, YUVA provides solidarity and builds strong alliances to drive change.  

Our Approach

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What We Do

We strive to end poverty and promote human rights in the developing world. No easy task,
but we’ve got the knowledge, passion and innovation to make a difference.



YUVA encourages children to explore their own abilities by creating platforms where they are able…



YUVA focuses on issues of quality, equity and sustainability in relation to the development and management …

Urban Governance
and Planning


YUVA aims at participatory governance and inclusion in the realm of urban planning to ensure that…

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The YUVA Training Centre was set up in 2001 as a space to facilitate collective learning both within and outside the organisation. At a close proximity to the city of Mumbai, it offers an open, quiet space with facilities ideal for meetings, trainings and workshops.




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“The City Caravan” Course for Youth on Co-Creating Inclusive Cities

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Contact us

Sector 7, Plot 23, Kharghar,
Navi Mumbai – 410210 India

+ 91 22 2774 0970 / 80 / 90