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.
Jondoru Community of Rajaf Boma and UNDP Break Ground on New Market to Promote Peace
Nov 14, 2016
Members of the Jondoru community in Rajaf County gathered to celebrate the progress on the market, which aims to serve approximately nine thousand residents, as well as various additional communities in the county.
Op-Ed: Aweil State and UNDP Join Hands to Boost Recovery and Stabilization
Nov 4, 2016
Aweil State government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan have joined hands to stimulate stabilization and kick-start recovery initiatives in the state.
Promoting Peace Through Technology and Innovation
Oct 28, 2016
A PeaceApp developed by 16 students from the University of Juba in the context of UNESCO’s YouthMobile Initiative has been launched at Regency Hotel in Juba, South Sudan.
Women Organizations, Universities, Private Sector, Civil Society and Media validate consultations on Sustainable Development Goals in South Sudan
Oct 27, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme and the South Sudanese Network for Democracy and Elections (SSUNDE) are organizing a series of validation workshops in Juba together with the aim of raising awareness and engaging on the global goals for sustainable development.