Young people need jobs and development in YambioMay 27, 2016UNDP Country Director, Balázs Horváth, visited the State capital Yambio and met with the State Governor, Hon. Victor Edward Kpiawandu, and his team of ministers to explore ways of collaboration and support.
New Strategic Plan for the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation CommissionMay 26, 2016On 24 May 2016, South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC) met with diverse stakeholders, from the Transitional Government of National Unity, CSOs, research institutions, development partners and youth and women groups, to discuss its 3rd Strategic Plan, covering the period from 2016-2018.
UNDP Associate Administrator Tegegnework Gettu Visits South Sudan to Underscore Development Priorities with Key StakeholdersMay 13, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator, Tegegnework Gettu visited Juba, South Sudan this week. He met with leaders of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and development partners. His visit coincides with the successful formation of the TGoNU on 29 April following the signing of a peace agreement in August 2015.
UNDP Country Director hands over a Community Center in TomburaMay 6, 2016UNDP’s Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project works to provide support to the Government of South Sudan’s efforts to build peace and security for communities and establish conditions for development in South Sudan. As part of these efforts, CSAC constructed County Support (CSB) “Development Portals” to facilitate development activities at the county level”. In line with this activity, UNDP Country Director, Balázs Horváth, handed over a Community Resource Center to Tombura county administration as well as ICT equipment and furniture.
BLOG| Sustainable Development Goals ought to underpin the National Development Plan – TGoNU South SudanMay 4, 2016Dr. Riek Machar’s arrival signals yet another positive step in the implementation of the Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS). The National Development Plan provided for in the agreement is a natural vehicle to foster the global goals. It is also an opportunity to leverage the Africa Vision 2063, and the nation’s Vision 2040 while using the New Deal as a vehicle.
South Sudan joins Press Freedom Day International CelebrationMay 4, 2016On Tuesday, the world marked Press Freedom Day, and South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, which recently has got a new government, joined the celebration under the theme “Access to information and fundamental freedoms” with calls to protect journalists.
Improving South Sudanese Health System in Yambio HospitalMay 3, 2016Laketch is a Midwife professional from Ethiopia who, based in Yambio, tries to improve the South Sudanese health system. She is one of the Civil Service Support Officers (CSSOs) participating in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Republic of South Sudan (RSS) joint programme, which aim is to provide capacity building at human resource, organizational and institutional levels by seconding and placing civil servants from IGAD Member States, within national ministries, commissions and state-level local government.
Training Aims to Strengthen HIV/AIDS Response in Greater Equatoria RegionApr 18, 2016A major component of the training focused on more traditionally-viewed “soft skills” for the health workers to aid in establishing rapport with their communities and successfully providing effective one-on-one patient support.
Supporting Mingkaman in TransitionApr 11, 2016UNDP, with generous support from the Government of Japan, provided the internally displaced population and host communities of Mingkaman with agricultural tools, fishing kits protective, emergency equipment and supplies and training.
Enhancing Civil Society Organizations’ capacity, UNDP conducts training on project managementApr 5, 2016UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project started a two day training on 5 April to develop the competencies of Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) in writing successful project proposals, effective monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting, and implementing pro bono legal aid.