Our Stories

  • "The Doctors" from Wau to Radio Miraya
    May 30, 2016

    Since 2013, Dr. Buwembo Kakande, a general surgeon from Uganda, with over a decade of experience in the operating room, has mentored and trained two South Sudanese physicians, Dr. Mabor Matuiery and Dr. Nixon Anthony, on a number of surgical procedures like amputations, appendectomies, and prostatectomies (the removal of the prostate gland). The surgical team works at one of the largest medical facilities in South Sudan, the Wau Teaching Hospital, located in northwestern part of the country.

  • Planning and financial management is a critical core governance function that provides a system to prioritize development needs, allocate resources efficiently and strategize for the future. To strengthen the planning and financial management systems it is necessary to assess fiduciary and other risks associated with the use of public funds so they may be mitigated.

  • Applying Entrepreneurial Lessons for Success
    Jun 27, 2018

    James is a recent graduate of the Entrepreneurship Training Workshop held from 21-26 May in Aweil, hosted by UNDP and facilitated by master trainers from EMPRETEC Mauritius.

  • Bridging the gap in maternal health care
    Aug 18, 2016

    A few months ago, the Bentiu Hospital was full to the brim with expectant mothers, but had few fully trained nurses and midwives to assist with the births.

  • Business Skills training for vulnerable women in Bor PoC site
    Aug 12, 2018

    In this story Elizabeth discusses her experience being part of the Village Savings and Loans project being run by SPEDP at the Bor PoC site.

  • Businesswoman Eyes Success in Aweil and Beyond
    Jun 27, 2018

    Elizabeth Ajok is only 28 but has dreams of becoming a highly regarded businesswoman, known not only in South Sudan, but internationally.

  • Chronicles of Ordinary Hopes
    Mar 7, 2018

    Seeking Peace by Bridging Divides in South Sudan's Cattle Camps. The timing of the recent peace dialogue coincides with the impending arrival of the rainy season in Jonglei and neighboring Bieh State.

  • Aug 1, 2017

    Nearly two years ago, UNDP began deploying a number of highly professionalized civil service support specialists to Yambio, the capital city of the former Western Equatoria State - now renamed Gbudue State - to provide credible support to state government institutions as well as to community-based organizations.

  • Creating Business Opportunities and Independence
    Jun 27, 2018

    Achol views the skills gained during UNDP’s recent Entrepreneurship Training Workshop as a pathway to achieve her dreams of providing her girls with an education and more flexible life options.

  • Creating Co-operative Societies for Development in Torit
    Feb 23, 2017

    Kilara Nasser Tanya is the Deputy Director for Field Management in Torit State Ministry of Agriculture. He works within the Directorate of Community and Rural Development and thanks to the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan, commonly referred to as the “IGAD Regional Initiative,” he receives support from Francis Kisia, a civil servant from Kenya.

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