Promoting Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses and Self-Employment in South Sudan
Jan 12, 2017
In June 2016, UNDP launched a national entrepreneurship and enterprise development programme to train current and aspiring young entrepreneurs. By the end of the year, 110 men and women participated in the programme, drawn from a wide-ranging selection of business sectors including vegetable and poultry farming, printing and photocopying, hairdressing, logistics, IT services, engineering, construction, transportation, and public services.
Discussing Peace through Public Debates in Bor, Wau and Rumbek
Dec 21, 2016
More than 700 people participated in peace debates under the theme of "Strengthening the Social Fabrics of South Sudan" in Bor, Wau and Rumbek.
Launch of Technical Committee to Conduct Consultative Process on the Commission on Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing
Dec 15, 2016
On Thursday, December 15, the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs officially launched the technical committee established to conduct a national consultative process on the establishment of the Commission on Truth, Reconciliation and Healing, during a meeting of high-level officials at Juba Landmark Hotel.
Transitional Justice Working Group launches 5-year plan for truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in South Sudan
Dec 13, 2016
— The Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) – a coalition of civil society organisations engaged in transitional justice initiatives – launched their five-year strategic plan in Juba, South Sudan. Opening the ceremony, Reverend James Ninrew, Acting Coordinator of the TWJG and Executive Director of Assistance Mission for Africa (AMA), invited civil society to “join forces for the benefit of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in South Sudan.”
Africa Human Development Report 2016 launched with a frank and interactive discussion on women’s empowerment in South Sudan
Dec 13, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme and UN Women jointly launched the Africa Development Report 2016 under the theme “Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa” in Juba on Monday. The event brought together government ministers, civil society, academia, and the private sector for an interactive panel discussion on the key findings of the report and how they apply to South Sudan.
Traditional leaders resolve to set up committee for traditional justice as a vehicle for peace and reconciliation in South Sudan
Dec 12, 2016
The Local Government Board (LGB) and the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (MoJCA) of the Republic of South Sudan organised the third Annual Rule of Law Forum for Traditional Leaders in Juba. The forum provided a platform for traditional leaders to have discussions on the potential of harnessing traditional justice mechanisms to address legacies of conflict in South Sudan and promote reconciliation and sustainable peace.
The IGAD Regional Capacity Enhancement Initiative Concludes its Annual Review Workshops in Juba
Dec 9, 2016
The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan finalized a series of workshops aimed at reviewing the progress, strengths, opportunities, and challenges of mentoring South Sudanese civil servants, which responds to sections of the country’s Peace Agreement that emphasize the rehabilitation and reformation of South Sudan’s civil service.
High-Level Discussion “a Historic Policy-Making Initiative” on Reducing South Sudan’s Vulnerability to Disasters
Dec 7, 2016
Policy makers, political leaders, and public service officials met in South Sudan on Tuesday to discuss disaster risk reduction and its linkages with sustainable development and community resilience building.
Winners of Youth Innovation Challenge to Engage in Peacebuilding through Youth-Led SACCO, ICT Training, and Comedy for Healing
Dec 7, 2016
David Mogga Kwaje (28-M) won first place with his 64 Hands SACCO proposal. A group of participants formed as a comedy and performing group “Kilkilu ana Comedy Extra” placed second in the competition, and comprised of Dina Dowki (29-F), Reagan Justin (28-M), Richard Hakim (27-M), Emmanuel Dully (29-M), and Wilma Liderio (21-F). Yine Beatrice Jale (25-F) and Yine Yenki Nyika (26-F) of GOGIRLS-ICT Initiative won third place.
State Assembly Members Meet to Train on Building Transparent and Sustainable Non-Oil Revenue Generation Systems
Nov 30, 2016
A workshop on building transparent and sustainable non-oil revenue generation systems at state levels, and the role of the State Legislative Assemblies opened in Juba. The workshop is part of UNDP’s multi-year effort, supported by the Government of Japan, to strengthen the ability of state governments to move towards non-oil revenues, sustainably expand the domestic resource base, and efficiently allocate these resources in a transparent and equitable manner for service delivery.