UNDP Crisis Response Planning Team Visits Aweil as Part of Recovery Response Mission
Apr 3, 2017
As part of the UN Secretary General’s call for action to respond to the famine crisis and heightened food insecurity in South Sudan, UNDP has activated its crisis response mechanism to provide boosted capacity and resources towards joined up humanitarian and recovery interventions that serve the needs of the most vulnerable.
SSNPS and UNDP train traffic police officers in advanced road signs and accident management skills
Mar 30, 2017
The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) in partnership with UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law project and with funding from the Government of Japan has just concluded the training of 39 traffic police officers, including 9 females, at the Regency Hotel in Juba.
52 government and community leaders trained in trauma management and psychosocial support in Juba.
Mar 3, 2017
On Friday, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Global Trauma Project, held a graduation ceremony for 45 facilitators in trauma management and psychosocial support at the Women’s Union Hall in Juba.
New Civil Service Support Officers Arrive from Kenya for Mentoring Assignments to Strengthen South Sudan’s Civil Service
Feb 21, 2017
Seven new public servants from the Republic of Kenya arrived to Juba this week to begin their assignments as civil service support officers (CSSOs) as part of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.