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John Jal Dak

Leaders Africa 2022

Role

Founding Director, Youth Social Advocacy Team

Location

Uganda

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Biography

John Jal Dak is the founding director of the Youth Social Advocacy Team (YSAT), a youth-led non-governmental organization dedicated to peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance, and development. YSAT collaborates with communities to address violent conflict, food security, and livelihood needs. The organization also provides access to education for Ugandan refugees and communities affected by the South Sudanese crisis. In addition to his work at YSAT, he organized the first-ever PeaceTech Exchange in a refugee settlement, which brought 70 young leaders from five refugee communities together. John Jal is passionate about supporting youth empowerment programs that provide hands-on skills for self-reliance.