Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum (UMYDF)

Founded in 2011 by 2 young survivors of the 2010 terrorist attack on the Kyadondo rugby grounds in Kampala, Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum (UMYDF) is a Non-profit, Faith-Based Peacebuilding and Development organization that seeks to address root causes and effects of violent conflicts through Education, Research, Art, Sports, Gardening, Dialogue, Advocacy, and Strategic Communications. UMYDF also trains youth, religious leaders, state actors, young women and women, professional societies and the private sector in conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation, reconciliation and dialogue to mitigate conflicts at individual and community levels. Inspired by Islamic faith traditions of Peace, Justice, Compassion and Sacredness of human life, the organization promotes values of peace, pluralism, and Prevention/Countering of Violent Extremism. UMYDF works with and serves people of all faiths, and those who have none.

Focus Areas

Violent Extremism

Conflict Analysis & Transformation

Religion & Inter-faith

Governance & Fragility

Gender and Peacebuilding


Rehabilitation & Re-integration

Youth, Peace & Security

Governance & Fragility

country: nigeria

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