Who We Are

We are here not for income, but for outcome

Amuria Youth Alliance Development Organization (AYADO) is a youth led, voluntary, interfaith, non-profit and indigenous Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Uganda NGO board. We are currently operating in Teso and Karamoja (North Eastern Uganda) sub region to end child marriages and early unions, empower vulnerable rural youth and women build resilience towards their daily challenges through Livelihood support, protection, environmental conservation and human rights advocacy related activities.

Vision Statement

“To create an enabling environment for youth and women to have a sustainable and productive life

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Our strategic focus is informed by the theory of change that eradicating extreme poverty in all its forms and dimensions is the greatest challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
i. Improving livelihoods, food security, early warning, and building resilience communities
ii. Enhancing education and culture for innovation and transformation of society
iii. Youth and gender equality
iv. Addressing democratic governance, human rights and peace building
v. Institutional and capacity development


We uphold the inviolable commitments and principles as a CSO that:
We believe in JUSTICE, FAIRNESS and DIGNITY for all,
We are ACCOUNTABLE to the communities and partners we serve and work with.
We uphold TRANSPARENCY and INTEGRITY at all levels;
We uphold respect for HUMAN RIGHTS and GENDER SENSITIVITY;
We are committed to EMPOWERMENT of the communities we serve as a means of sustainability and ownership.


At AYADO, our uniqueness is informed by:
Our diverse membership, with a strong presence at local community level.
Our focus on strengthening citizen action and local capacity development, working across issues and geographies.
Our ability to amplify local community voices and enable activists and rights holders to speak truth to power.
Our commitment to standing in solidarity with actors across civil society.
Our capacity to incubate and support ambitious strategies and local initiatives to improve community effectiveness, inclusivity and sustainability


The core aspirations of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to ensure that no one is left behind.
Amuria Youth Alliance Development Organization programmes currently focus on selected districts of Karamoja and Acholi regions with attention to the districts a spill-over of issues affecting on each other’s communities