Team

Henry Lui James

Finance Officer

Henry Lui James is the Administrative and Finance Officer at the Sudd Institute; he holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Cavendish University, Uganda.He obtained a BA in Financial Management from the Atlantic International University of the USA in 2013.


Mark A. Wek Deng

Research Associate

Mark Atem Wek Deng is an Australian admitted South Sudanese lawyer.He is a Ph.D.Candidate at the University of Queensland, Australia.His research looks at constitution building processes in post-conflict societies, focusing particularly on South Sudan.


Apuk Ayuel Mayen

Research Associate

Apuk Ayuel Mayen is a South Sudanese Senior Diplomat stationed in the Republic’s Embassy in South Africa.


Francis Mading Deng

Research Associate

Francis M.Deng has recently been assigned the position of South Sudan's Roving Ambassador after having been the country's first Permanent Representative to the United Nations.


James Alic Garang

James Alic Garang is a co-founder and scholar at The Sudd Institute.His areas of interest include macroeconomics, banking/financial inclusion and development economics.


Abraham Awolich

Director of Administration

Abraham Awolich is the Director of Administration and Finance at the Sudd Institute.Awolich’s research has focused on management of development organizations working in conflict mitigation, governance and business management.


Augustino Ting Mayai

Director of Research

Augustino Ting Mayai is the Director of Research at the Sudd Institute and an Assistant Professor at the University of Juba’s School of Public Service.He holds a PhD in Sociology, with concentrations on demography and development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Zacharia Diing Akol

Director of Training

Zacharia Diing Akol is the Director of Training at the Sudd Institute.Diing has extensive experience in community outreach, government and organizational leadership.He is currently working on M.Res./Ph.D.in political science at the London School of Economics.


Nhial Tiitmamer

Programme Manager

Nhial Tiitmamer is Programme Manager for environmental, energy and natural resources research and as well the Institute’s Focal Point on Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED), a climate change resilience programme being implemented in South Sudan by a consortium composed of The Sudd Institute and five...


Awak Deng Bior

Program Assistant

Awak Deng Bior is a deputy administrator at the Sudd Institute.Awak has experience in documenting, tracking, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation.As well, Awak has a B.A in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas and is the founder of cushaids.


Matthew Pritchard

Research Fellow

Matthew F.Pritchard is a visiting scholar at Sudd Institute.He is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at McGill University, where he holds research fellow positions at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Indian Ocean World Research Centre.


Emily Savage

Research Fellow

Emily Savage is a visitng scholar at Sudd Institute.She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development from the School of International Development Global Studies at the University of Ottawa where she completed fieldwork in Kenya on land tenure security and housing development schemes in Nairobi.


Jane Kani Edward

Research Fellow

Dr.Jane Kani Edward is the Gender Research Fellow at the Sudd Institute.She was born and raised in Southern Sudan, and educated in Sudan, Egypt and Canada.Edward received her Ph.D.in Sociology of Education from the University of Toronto in 2004.


Jok Madut Jok

Executive Director

Jok Madut Jok is trained in the anthropology of health and holds a Ph.D.from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).He is a fellow of Rift Valley Institute and Director of the Sudd Institute.


Leben Nelson Moro

Board Member

Dr Leben Moro is the Director of the Directorate of Scientific and Cultural External Relations, University of Juba, and teaches graduate courses in the areas of development, conflict, forced migration and humanitarian affairs at the Center for Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba.


Dong Samuel Luak

Former Board Member

Dong Samuel Luak is the former Secretary of the Board of Directors at the Sudd Institute.He is the former Secretary General of South Sudan Law Society.He previously served as the legal counsel in the Ministry of justice in Sudan.


Pauline Riak

Board Chair

Dr.Pauline Riak is the Chair of the Board of Directors at the Sudd Institute.She is also deputy vice chancellor, University of Juba.


Yar Makuei Mach

Communication and PR Officer


Jok Gai Anai

Research Associate

Jok Gai Anai is a visiting researcher at the Sudd Institute.He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Nyathon Hoth Mai

Program Officer

Nyathon Hoth Mai is Environment and Natural Resources Program Officer at the Sudd Institute.Before joining the Institute full time, Nyathon worked as Research Associate between Oct 2015 and Jan 2019.


Bior K. Bior

Research Associate

Bior K.Bior is a Visiting Fellow (VF) at the Sudd Institute, with a broad research interest in Communal Security Dilemma, inter- and intra-tribal relations and Political Sociology in South Sudan.He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences (B.S.


Fritz Nganje

Dr.Fritz Nganje is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the South African Research Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg.


Gabriel Alier De Jok

Assistant Administrative Officer

Alier de Jok graduated with a BA in Business from Makerere University in 2014.He currently holds a position of Assistant Administrative Officer at the Sudd Institute.


Santino Ayuel Longar

Research associate

Santino Ayuel Longar holds a Ph.D.in Law from Queen’s University, Canada.He is a barrister, solicitor, and notary public, being a member of the Law Society of Ontario, in Canada.