Upper Nile Youth Development Association (UNYDA) is an indigenous national non-governmental organisation that works to empower South Sudan’s young women and men to sustainably improve their quality of life.

Since inception in 2003, UNYDA has worked with young people to promote Community Health, Education, Food and Income Security, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.

Over the last 18 years, UNYDA has been active in different areas of greater Upper Nile in the following counties: Malakal, Renk, Melut, Akoka, Baliet, Maiwut and Fashoda. Head office is located in Juba.


To be the leading association for youth improvement and transformation in Upper Nile and South Sudan at large.


To enable young women and men play more active role in transforming communities and advocating for better policies that enhance development.

Core Values

  • Accountable.
  • Responsible.
  • Transparent.