John Jal Dak

Country representing

South Sudan




  • Bugema University
  • Yet to graduate
  • Trainer of Trainees on Peace Building and entrepreneurship

Current organisation

Youth Social Advocacy Team

Current role

Executive Director

Skills and Expertise


Areas of interest

Peace and Conflict

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Youth | Peace Am a youth & peace Activist passionate to engage, inspire and mobilize South Sudanese Refugee Youth to participate in peace building initiatives, meaningfully engaged in income generating activities and skillfully empowered to be Peace Ambassadors, successful entrepreneurs and useful Global Citizens. Being a refugee in Uganda experiencing all the worst scenarios young people faced, i chose to Advocate for a Peaceful South Sudan through a generation change where Youth participate in leadership, decision making and peace processes in South Sudan and Globally. Learning from our worst experiences of over 21 years of conflict displacing 2 million Refugees including myself into our neighboring countries of Uganda, Kenya, Sudan,Ethiopia, Congo DR and Central African Republic and 2 million IDPs within the Country, i have realized that Young people need to drive the road to a sustainable peace in South Sudan, in Africa and the whole World at large in order to achieve a positive and total peace for all generations to come. Economic Empowerment remain a key to a successful and peaceful society and therefore young people need to gain life skills, mentor ship and capacity building on entrepreneurship to fight poverty inorder to achieve Sustainable Development in Africa and beyond


In Ugandan Camp of Rhino, having served as a Refugee Welfare Council i and Youth Representative at Global Refugee Youth Consultations, i managed to represent Youth Voices by creating networks and structures which provide safe spaces for Refugee Youth including Refugee Innovation Center, Rhino Camp Youth Council and through the Youth Social Advocacy Team, the youth led initiative i founded in 2015, we managed to control and resolved tribal clashes between youth of various ethnicity fueled by the ongoing conflict in my country. Through our innovation, mentor ship and life skills training, we supported 5 Youth groups (150 people) with start up funds to run their enterprises. We trained over 150 Peace Ambassadors who actively formed 5 Community Based Organisations advocating for peace in the settlement. We trained Refugee Leaders, Women, Youth and Church leaders (250 people) as Mediators, Counselors on Trauma Healing, Leadership and conflict Resolution skills. My goal is to see a World where Youth are seen as practical tools for sustainable development, meaningfully engaged to be agents of peace, successful entrepreneurs and useful global citizens for a Peaceful World