The vocational training programme aims to prevent recidivism by imparting technical skills to inmates that will enable them to pursue productive activities, earn their livelihoods and facilitate reintegration into their communities when released.
The launch in Torit follows Jubek, Gbudue, Aweil, Jonglei, and Gogrial where state revenue authorities have been established in the last two years.
Thirty-nine government officials and members of parliament from the Jubek State Legislative Assembly have concluded a two-day training on public finance and gender-responsive budgeting.
During a joint high-level visit to Malakal on 29 April 2019, United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative, Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen, and the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, H.E. Seiji Okada, signed an agreement to support the rehabilitation of the Upper Nile University’s Malakal campus, and the establishment of the University of Juba Cultural Centre.
UNDP Directors joined by Kingdom of the Netherlands Director-General for International Cooperation, and high-level delegations from the Embassy of Japan, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Progress in Yambio, Gbudue State, in building communities of peace, and supporting women and youth towards recovery and resilience, was observed by a joint-delegation of representatives from the Embassy of Sweden in South Sudan, SIDA, UN Women and UNDP last week.
The Minister reiterated the government’s full support to the development efforts carried out by UNDP in South Sudan.

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