Minister of Interior and UNDP New Country Director Visit Prisons Vocational Training Centre in Juba Central Prison
Oct 7, 2016
The National Prisons Service of South Sudan, with support from UNDP, has established a well-equipped vocational training center at Juba Central Prison. In 2016, a first session of training was held from February to July. In the first session, 134 (10 female) inmates were trained in eight different vocational skills –carpentry, masonry, electrician, welding, vehicle mechanics, agriculture, hair dressing and tailoring – and are ready for graduation. A second batch of 143 (8 female) inmates has just started in the new round of training.
EMPRETEC and UNDP conclude training workshop on entrepreneurship
Oct 2, 2016
EMPRETEC Ghana in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Saturday 29 October, concluded a 6-day training workshop on entrepreneurship as part of UNDP’s new entrepreneurship and enterprise development programme in South Sudan.
High-Level Dialogue Held in South Sudan to Address National Action Plan on Ending Impunity for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Sep 29, 2016
The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in partnership with the United Nations, held a two-day high-level dialogue to discuss the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The dialogue featured national leaders from government, military, law enforcement, civil society, and the United Nations speaking on the theme, “Addressing Impunity on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Sudan.”
Dispatches from the IGAD Regional Initiative: Setting up a Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Juba, South Sudan
Sep 29, 2016
Ms. Teresia Chepkosgei Kenduiywo and Ms. Alice Alego Matole, Kenyan veterinary laboratory technologists with two decades of technical experience, arrived at Juba’s Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on October 2015, ready to mentor their South Sudanese peers on accurate animal disease diagnosis and effective laboratory management.
Learning How to Advocate for Peace through Broadcasting on Community Radio Stations
Sep 22, 2016
“I hope with this training I will get more knowledge and experience so I can contribute to the work that my local radio station is doing for peace,” expressed one of the participants of the Radio for Peace training organized by UNESCO and UNDP, in partnership with Radio for Peace Network (RaPNet), which kicked off yesterday in Juba.
South Sudan celebrates International Peace Day: Together We Can Heal the Nation
Sep 22, 2016
“Can we continue to work together to achieve peace?” The Deputy Chairperson of South Sudan’s Peace and Reconciliation Commission Hon. Peter Gwang Akiec posed this question during the celebration of the International Day of Peace in South Sudan which took place in Juba at Nyakuron Cultural Centre on 21 September 2016.
The RSS/IGAD Regional Executive Board Reaffirms Commitment to South Sudan’s Stabilization, Sustainability, and Progress
Sep 21, 2016
The latest RSS/IGAD Regional Initiative Executive Board Meeting took place yesterday, September 20, 2016 in Juba, at the Ministry of Labour, Public Service, and Human Resource Development of South Sudan, where they discussed the progress, achievements, and next steps of the IGAD Regional Initiative.
Dispatches from the IGAD Regional Initiative: Training Midwives for Safe Pregnancies in Terekeka, South Sudan
Sep 6, 2016
Mr. Silvanus Odukis, a qualified Kenyan nurse-midwife, with over 30 years of experience in maternal care, knows the inherent challenges of giving birth in South Sudan, one of the world’s deadliest countries to give birth.
UNDP and Ministry of Finance Discuss Recovery and Stabilization
Sep 6, 2016
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning met with UNDP today to discuss key priorities to achieve progress on national stability and sustainability. UNDP Acting Country Director Jean-Luc Stalon and Minister of Finance Hon. Stephen Dhieu Dau mutually agreed on the need to remain focused on economic stabilization and sustainable development initiatives.
Religious Leaders Gather to Discuss Human Development in South Sudan
Sep 1, 2016
The Bureau of Religious Affairs and UNDP hosted a workshop for religious leaders to delve deep into the themes of the first-ever National Human Development Report (NHDR) for South Sudan. People, peace, and prosperity was on the day’s agenda as Muslim and Christian leaders presented Biblical and Islamic perspectives on the themes of the National Human Development Report and the pathway forward for sustainable development in South Sudan.