Support to Police and Prisons

Promoting the Rule of Law

The project's main objective is to restore a quarter of the network of police stations and central prisons in South Sudan, and focus on institutional capacity building through technical advice, mentoring and on-the-job training.


Phase I

1)      Support to Police

Renovation of Juba Police Training Centre and renovation/construction of police headquarters in six state capitals: Bor (Jonglei State), Kwajok (Warrap State), Malakal (Upper Nile State), Torit (Eastern Equatoria State), Wau (Western Bahr el Ghazal State) and Yambio (Western Equatoria State).

Police Capacity Building

  • Placement of a senior police advisor in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and with the Inspector General of Police to provide advice on policy and strategic management issues
  • Financial support of 13 Cadet Officer trainees attending a one-year Cadet Officers course in Uganda, in cooperation with the Uganda Police Force
  • Technical and financial support for the South Sudan Road Safety Campaign Project, including training course for Traffic Police Directors and their deputies in the ten states
  • Advisory support to the South Sudan Police Service Project Development Committee for coordination of all assistance activities targeting the police service; to the curriculum committee for the elaboration and revision of a Police Code of Conduct; a standardized training curriculum and drafting of a decentralization policy for the police service.
  • Financial support for a workshop on gender and children’s desks and related issues for executive and senior police managers
  • Technical support to the Dr. John Garang Unified Police Training Centre, Rajaf

2)      Support to Prisons

Renovation and construction (including provision of furniture and equipment) of prisons in Aweil (Northern Bahr el Ghazal State) and completion of the first two phases of construction of a prison in Bor.

Prison Capacity Building

  • Placement of a senior advisor with the Director General of Prisons
  • Development of a Code of Conduct for prisons staff in accordance with international standards (by UNMIS Corrections in collaboration with the Prisons Service and UNDP)
  • Development of a Logistics and Asset Management System
  • Training of prison service recruits
  • Training of trainers for incident management and prison security

Phase II

1)      Support to Police

  • Construction of classroom at Police Training Centre, Malakal
  • Construction of Police Headquarters and Training Centre, Aweil
  • Installation of Rubb Halls (large tent like structures) in Bor and Kwajok
  • Construction of three county police stations
  • Construction of 11 payam level police stations
  • The project will allow these facilities to be provided with furniture and equipment

2)      Support to Prisons

Construction of prisons in Bor (phase 3), Juba, Malakal, Wau and Yambio. Construction of a prison clinic in Rumbek (Lakes State). Furniture and equipment is also being provided through the project.


Donor name Contributing amount
IDA 4,544,299 USD
Government of Sudan 9,917,032 USD
Japan 2,000,000 USD
DFID 78,283 USD
USAID 1,534,679 USD
Norway 1,612,903 USD
Strategic Partnership 5,386,715 USD
UNDP 344,806 USD

Delivery by year

Year Total amount delivered
2011 12,993,748 USD
2010 11,055,428 USD
2009 7,256,051 USD
2008 9,815,000 USD
2007 761,000 USD
Project Overview
Project start date:
May 2007
Estimated end date:
December 2012
Geographic coverage:
All ten states of South Sudan
Focus Area:
Democratic Governance
Project Officer:
Arike James, Project Manager ai/ Programme Analyst
Government of South Sudan (GoSS) Ministry of Internal Affairs, The South Sudan Police Service, The South Sudan Prison Service UNMIS, UNOPS, UNIFEM, UNODC, UNFPA, UNICEF