Civil Society Organizations-led Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Efforts

Date: 29 October 2015

Location: 2:00p.m - 5:30p.m, Gudele Hall, Juba Grand Hotel

Organizer: The Sudd Institute & UNDP

 

The signing of the peace agreement this past August by President Salva Kiir, SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar, and other representatives of various South Sudanese stakeholders provides a sense of hope for post-conflict recovery in South Sudan. If implemented, not only can the agreement help in ending the current conflict but to usher in a new era in terms of enabling South Sudanese to embark on peacebuilding and reconciliation process. While the agreement offers an opportunity to silencing the guns, both the country’s leadership and citizenry would certainly need to do more if the dream of promoting peace and stability is to be attained.

 

Towards this end, the Sudd Institute in conjunction with UNDP is sponsoring a public lecture on the role civil society organizations (CSOs) can play in order to enhance the attainment of peace and development in South Sudan. The lecture will highlight important contributions CSOs made in the recent past and argues that South Sudan expects more with respect to the conciliatory work these actors could do now to enable return of peace and security. It concludes with some action-oriented recommendations that aim at ensuring that South Sudanese spare no efforts so as to help cultivate the emergence of a just, peaceful and prosperous society.

 

Speaker

Dr. Leben Moro, Director for External Relations, University of Juba

 

Discussants

Bishop Enock Tombe, The Episcopal Diocese of Rajaf

 

Hon. Lewis Anei, Adviser on Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

 

Hon. Rev Tut Kuny, Minister, Jonglei Ministry of Education

 

Moderator

Fr. Mathew Pagan, Vice Chancellor, Catholic University of South Sudan 

 

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