A Milestone in Public Financial ManagementApr 9, 2013Planning 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.
Bridging the gap in maternal health careJan 4, 2013A 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. The Ministry of Health in Unity State knew it had to do something to address the shocking rate of maternal mortality it was witnessing. South Sudan as a nation experiences one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and its effects are devastating.
Community security through cooperationOct 9, 2013The state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal in South Sudan presents many challenging problems for the newly-formed police force. The state borders Darfur in Sudan, as well as the contested region of Abyei. Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees have returned across the border from the north following South Sudan’s independence in July, there are critical shortages of basic services, violent tribal conflict persists in the region, and there is little presence of government or rule of law in people’s lives.
Empowering Communities, Building ResilienceApr 5, 2013Building and sustaining peace goes beyond simply negotiating a ceasefire between communities in conflict. Creating an enabling environment for lasting peace and security requires input from local communities, a contextual understanding of the political economy and long-term planning.
Fighting HIV/AIDS through awareness and treatmentJan 4, 2013Virginia Kamonji arrived in Rumbek in July as a UN Volunteer to help the Government in fighting HIV and Tuberculosis. With support through the Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), she has been working hard on multiple fronts to raise awareness, reduce stigma and improve access to HIV care and treatment.
Improving peace, food security and community security environment Jul 19, 2013“The 30 tractors are for the youth agriculture project to improve peace, food security and the community security environment in the conflict-prone region of the country “stated Honourable Mayen Ngor Atem, Jonglei State Minister of Agriculture and Forestry at the handover of 30 tractors and associated equipment in May 2013. This handover marked the launch of the Jonglei Peacebuilding through Food Security Programme.
Increasing Access to Justice, Fostering the Rule of LawJul 19, 2013“Our people, if they see this building and receive the services they expect from this institution will feel satisfaction that we are achieving what we fought for, what we promised them to do” stated Honourable Jairo Duot Bior, President of the Bor High Court during the May 2013 handover of the High Court.
Land management supporting sustainable developmentApr 4, 2013“In order to ensure better service delivery, it is crucial to sensitize our people on their rights, responsibilities and limitations in regards to land administration, as well as clarify and interpret the clauses in the Land Act” stated the Honourable Kuot Mawien Kuot, State Minister of Physical Infrastructure for Warrap State.