Our Story



The story of NILECAPD is rooted in a deep commitment to peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance, and the pursuit of a better future for South Sudan. Founded by Mr. Bayak Chuol Puoch, a passionate humanitarian and peace activist, our organization emerged as a beacon of hope amidst the war-related conflicts that plagued the capital city of Juba in 2013, tearing the country apart along ethnic lines globally.

Driven by a fervent desire to bring lasting peace and prevent further conflict, Mr. Bayak gathered friends, community leaders, and Jiokow residents under the sheltering branches of a tree in the village of Jiokow, in Upper Nile State. In that sacred space, they engaged in lengthy and constructive discussions, seeking solutions to the deep-rooted divisions that threatened the nation.

Recognizing the urgency of their mission, subsequent meetings were held with neighboring communities and states, where the vision for NILECAPD began to take shape. It became clear that a dedicated, non-profit organization was needed to advocate for peace, unity, and cooperation among the South Sudanese people while promoting economic growth and development.

As the foundation of NILECAPD was laid, the focus shifted towards a humanitarian approach, driven by the values of compassion, empathy, and solidarity. The understanding that true peace can only be achieved through the transformative power of humanitarian assistance and understanding formed the cornerstone of our approach.

With unwavering dedication, NILECAPD embarked on a path that led us to embrace the most vulnerable and marginalized members of society.

We tirelessly pursued peacebuilding initiatives, provided humanitarian assistance, and advocated for justice, firmly believing in the inherent dignity and worth of every individual. Inspired by the resilience of the South Sudanese people, we dedicated ourselves to serving those in need, offering hope, healing, and restoration.

Today, NILECAPD continues to be a beacon of light, standing as a testament to the resilience and determination of the South Sudanese people. Our story is one of transformation, as we work tirelessly to rebuild shattered communities, nurture peace, and empower individuals to shape a brighter future. Guided by our humanitarian focus, we remain committed to fostering unity, cooperation, and sustainable development in the pursuit of lasting peace.

Together, with unwavering hope and an unyielding commitment to humanitarian values, we stand as a testament to the power of compassion and the potential for change. As we continue our journey, we invite you to join us as partners in our shared vision of peace, unity, and hope for South Sudan. Together, we can create a future where the wounds of the past are healed, and the seeds of peace and prosperity flourish.


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President and CEO

Bayak started his philanthropic career by working with different communities in and outside South Sudan. He has served as an organizational community leader in Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, and Canada.He pioneered the establishment of NILECAPD in 2014 with an aim and passion of serving his fellow people in South Sudan.

He graduated from the University of Cavendish in Uganda with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. Mr. Puoch attained a certificate in Theology from the Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF) in Lokichogio, Kenya and is currently serving as a Spiritual Boot Camp (SBC) representative in the USA.

“As an architect and founder of NILE CAPD, I had a privilege to serve humanity. It’s in this capacity that gives me the energy every single day to do that by lending helping hands to the most vulnerable people in South Sudan”. ~ Bayak Chuol Puoch