About Us

Organizational Background

Agricultural Youth Action for Development Agency (AYADA) is a Youth-led Non-Profit Organization that has worked in South Sudan for many years. It focuses on fighting poverty through food security & livelihood, Youth and women empowerment, and provision of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services. It works through well-planned and comprehensive programs in food security and climate change, access to justice and human rights, WASH, education, peacebuilding, GBV, and empowerment of women, youth, and youth living with disabilities.

Year of Establishment

AYADA was established in 2016 and is officially registered with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission [RRC] as a National NGO in South Sudan under the NGOs Act 2016 Chapter 3, Section 10. AYADA’s Head office in Plot No: 14455, Block-A, Hai Daraja, Wau, Western Bahr El Ghazal State and Sub-offices in Warrap State (Tonj South County) and Northern Bahr el Ghazal State – Aweil, South Sudan.

Our Vision Statement

To be a leading organization in the quest for a world of hope and social justice, where poverty and violence are overcome, and where people live in a dignified, secure, and peaceful environment for all.

Our Mission Statement

AYADA works in South Sudan to save lives, fight poverty and achieve social justice to end violence through well-planned and comprehensive programs.

  • Increasing equitable access to food and sustainable livelihoods through the provision of agricultural inputs (seeds and tools) with special attention to the youth and young women groups for farming skills.
  • To provide training skills for young women and youth on technical, and leadership skills and support youth institutions.
  • To strengthen inclusive, resilient WASH services through a dual focus on sustainable service expansion through infrastructure development and professionalized operations and maintenance (O&M).
  • Promote social cohesion through peacebuilding and reconciliation in the areas affected by conflict.
  • To promote inclusive education opportunities to every child in the rural areas – both boys and girls to have access to quality education without gender discrimination.
  • To restore human dignity and provide protection, GBV to all vulnerable groups such as children, women, the elderly, people with disabilities, and internally displaced persons.
  • To strengthen justice and security institutions, deliver equitable access to justice to the most vulnerable groups, increase community security, especially in conflict areas, develop mediation programs at the local level, and enhance national human rights awareness.
  • To promote resilience and recovery in conflict and disaster-prone populations in rural areas.

Core Values

Excellence in Performance

AYADA works to ensure that its programs are high quality, effective, and efficient in nature. They are results-oriented, achieving both development effectiveness and desired results; and are gender and age-sensitive as well.


AYADA works respectfully in collaboration with government, communities, the private sector, and donors, bringing together the unique resources of all to achieve common objectives.


AYADA board and staff work on the basis of mutual respect and accountability, dialogue, and collaboration. In our work, we seek to understand the views and ideas of others, as well as to recognize the positive contributions of each person, to build strong relationships within and beyond AYADA.

Open communications

AYADA is committed to sharing information in a respectful and collegial manner. The timely and regular exchange of quality information – between headquarters and field offices, board members, and our partners – provides the basis for informed, consultative decision-making in our operations.









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