Upper Nile Youth Development Association (UNYDA) is a network of youth associations with a membership of 970 groups in 8 counties of Upper Nile – South Sudan. UNYDA was founded in 2003 with a purpose of engaging young women and men in a multi-year development process, which will foster their capacity to progressively transform their circumstances by accepting new challenges and taking advantage of opportunities generated by a changing context in South Sudan.

The following are some of the member organizations of this network:

MYA: Malut Youth Association for Peace and Development.

KCSC: Kodok Cultural and Social Club

BYDA: Baleit Youth Development Association

WYA: Pagak Youth Association

KSA: Kaka Student Association


To be the leading association for Youth Transformation and Development in Upper Nile state and South Sudan in general.


To enable young women and men play more active role in development




Respect for Life and Enhancing Human Capacity

Mutual Respect and Trust

Learning and Growing the Organisation