Stories


Increasing the Effectiveness of Local Tax Collection to Provide Services in Aweil State

The Aweil State Revenue Authority (SRA), launched in 2017 with support from UNDP’s Public Financial Management project and funded by the Government of Japan, recognises that the effectiveness of local…  


Homegrown solutions for SGBV crimes in South Sudan

The overarching aim of the training is to help ensure that the answer to crimes of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan achieves meaningful protection for survivors and just trials for…  


Business Skills training for vulnerable women in Bor PoC site

In this story Elizabeth discusses her experience being part of the Village Savings and Loans project being run by SPEDP at the Bor PoC site.  


Applying Entrepreneurial Lessons for Success

James is a recent graduate of the Entrepreneurship Training Workshop held from 21-26 May in Aweil, hosted by UNDP and facilitated by master trainers from EMPRETEC Mauritius.  


Creating Business Opportunities and Independence

Achol views the skills gained during UNDP’s recent Entrepreneurship Training Workshop as a pathway to achieve her dreams of providing her girls with an education and more flexible life options.  


From Scholar, to Entrepreneur, to Aspiring Employer

At 18 years old, Bolis Joseph Agany was the youngest participant of the Entrepreneurship Training Workshop held in Aweil.  


Businesswoman Eyes Success in Aweil and Beyond

Elizabeth Ajok is only 28 but has dreams of becoming a highly regarded businesswoman, known not only in South Sudan, but internationally.  


Chronicles of Ordinary Hopes

Seeking Peace by Bridging Divides in South Sudan's Cattle Camps. The timing of the recent peace dialogue coincides with the impending arrival of the rainy season in Jonglei and neighboring Bieh State.  


Improving SGBV Response in Yambio Through IGAD Civil Service Support

Local efforts are focusing on boosting institutional capacity for victim-centered responses to instances of special protection cases.  


Creating Co-operative Societies for Development in Torit

Kilara Nasser Tanya is the Deputy Director for Field Management in Torit State Ministry of Agriculture. He works within the Directorate of Community and Rural Development and thanks to the…  

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