Nyachangkuoth Tai is a feminist, a peace activist, human rights defender and the acting executive director for the Assistance Mission for Africa (AMA). In addition, she is a consultant for different UN agencies including UN Women and the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
Tai is a graduate of Bahr El Ghazal University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and social studies and currently pursues an advanced Masters on governance development and conflict studies at Antwerp university. Tai is an alumnus of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI).
Tai has previously served as the Special Assistant to the African Union Chairperson. She has also acted as the head of gender programs at the Assistance Mission for Africa. In her work, she has briefed the U.N. Security Council on South Sudan twice as a representative of South Sudan civil society.
Tai was one of the top ten finalists of the United States Institute of Peace “Women Making Peace” awards in 2021. Last year, Tai was recognized as one of the top 100 most influential young women leaders in Africa.
Tai raises awareness of the cross-cutting nature of gender equality in the social, economic, political, scientific, cultural, and educational fields. She seeks the participation and inclusion of women in decision-making processes and the protection of women from all types of violence. Tai also conducts trainings and workshops that empower women to embrace free, just, dignified, and self-actualizing lives in South Sudan.