UNDP Trains Civil Society Actors to Work on Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Healing
Jan 27, 2017
The training aimed at equipping participants with the relevant skills to train other civil society actors as well as other actors engaging on transitional justice in South Sudan.
Stakeholders Developing Communication Strategy to Improve Management of Global Fund Grants to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in South Sudan
Jan 24, 2017
The Global Fund County Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for South Sudan held a workshop to develop communication strategy in Juba on January 12 – 17, 2017. The strategy is expected to address the internal and external communication needs for the CCM in order to improve engagement with its constituencies and stakeholders in South Sudan.
Life Beyond Oil: Momentum for Economic Growth Through Improved Tax Management in South Sudan
Jan 24, 2017
With the generous support from the Government of Japan, the South Sudan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and UNDP are working together on a multi-functional project which aims to support public financial management through improved national, state, and county-level government capacity to collect non-oil revenues.
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.
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.