Who We Are
Nile Care Advocacy for Peace and Development (NILECAPD) is a non-profit organization led by the South Sudanese diaspora, focused on peace and development. Our goal is to bring lasting peace to South Sudan, and our core work in Canada is supporting members of the Calgary South Sudanese community who are experiencing homelessness to find the support they need to improve their wellbeing and self-sufficiency.
NILECAPD was founded in 2014 after civil war broke out in South Sudan in 2013 and tribal violence threatened to spread to the refugees in Egypt. In 2018, NILECAPD received official recognition from South Sudan, followed by Alberta, Canada in 2019.
The story of NILECAPD begins with a refugee named Bayak Chuol Puoch who recognized that if community leaders banded together, they could stop their refugee community in Cairo from mirroring the violence erupting in South Sudan. Alongside church and community leaders, he brokered peace. This experience gave birth to NILECAPD, an organization dedicated to fostering peace and promoting unity among the South Sudanese. NILECAPD’s first programming included community meetings where people shared their experiences of guilt and tragedy and received forgiveness and reconciliation. NILECAPD’s current programming in South Sudan includes people of all tribes and is focused on holistic and sustainable community growth. We invite everyone concerned with the future of the South Sudanese to join us in our mission of peace, unity and hope. We firmly believe that we can create a future where we reconcile with the past and cultivate something extraordinary.