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.
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.”
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.
Wrestling for Peace Competition Unites Yirol and Awerial Communities
Nov 25, 2016
Thousands of people from Yirol and Awerial communities gathered on Thursday for an unconventional peacebuilding activity: wrestling.
First Cohort of 226 Inmates and Prison Staff Graduate from the Vocational Training Centre in Juba Central Prison
Nov 24, 2016
The National Prisons Service of South Sudan (NPSSS) feted the graduation of the first batch of 226 inmates and prison staff trained in eight trades at the Vocational Training Centre in Juba Central Prison. In a ceremony held at the Vocational Training Centre on Tuesday, 134 (10 female) inmates were honored for successfully completing the four-month training, which included theory and extensive practical sessions. Ninety-two (22 female) prison staff also trained in the eight specialties to serve as instructors for subsequent classes.
South Sudan Institutions Reactivate the Justice, Law and Order Forum
Nov 17, 2016
The key government institutions empowered to protect, maintain and uphold the rule of law in South Sudan have reactivated the Justice, Law and Order Forum (JLOF) with a meeting including the Minister of Justice Hon. Paulino Unango Wanawilla, Minister of Gender Hon. Awut Deng Acuil, UNDP Country Director Kamil Kamaluddeen and Deputy Chief Justice Hon. John Gatwech Lul to highlight the importance of coordinating efforts to enforce the law in the country.