Team

Yar Makuei Mach

Communication and PR Officer


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.


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.


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.


Jok Madut Jok

Executive Director

Jok Madut Jok is cofounder of the Sudd Institute.Born and raised in Sudan, Jok studied in Egypt and the United States.He is trained in the anthropology of health and holds a Ph.D.from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


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.


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.


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.


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.


Nhial Tiitmamer

Program Officer

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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


Rebecca Yar Majur

Administrative and Finance Officer