Abraham Awolich



Former Managing Director



Email: aawolich@suddinstitute.org


Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, MPA, Pubic Administration
University of Vermont, Bachelors, Anthropology and Business Administration


Abraham Awolich is the former Managing Director of the Sudd Institute. Awolich’s research has focused on management of development organizations working in conflict mitigation, governance and business management. Awolich is the co-founder of the Sudan Development Foundation and the former Executive Director of New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI). Previous to joining the Sudd Institute, Awolich helped establish a secondary school in Yei and a medical clinic in Kalthok, Awerial County. Awolich has a Master’s Degree in Pubic Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont in Anthropology and Business Administration. Awolich is a McNair Scholar and winner of the prestigious Samuel Huntington Public Service Award in 2006.



COVID-19 and the Political Transition in South Sudan 16/02/2021
The Triumph of Democratic Institutions in the US: Lessons for South Sudan 02/02/2021
The Boiling Frustrations in South Sudan 07/06/2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerability Factors in South Sudan 15/05/2020
The Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan 10/05/2020
South Sudan Peace Process: The Challenge to the Implementation of the R-ARCSS 04/11/2019
The UN Security Council Visits South Sudan: A Symbolic Act of Peace 29/10/2019
The Implications of Al Bashir’s Downfall on South Sudan 30/04/2019
Fixing Governance is Key to Stability in South Sudan 04/12/2018
The Fundamental Problem of South Sudan 26/04/2018
The Call for Merger of the National Dialogue and HLRF Processes 27/02/2018
The Revitalization of the ARCSS and the Prospects for Peace in South Sudan 21/11/2017
Federalism Debate In South Sudan: Laying the Foundation for Acceptable, Responsive, and Inclusive Governance 18/05/2017
The State of the South Sudanese National Unity 18/05/2017
The Challenge of Constitutionalism and Separation of Powers Doctrine in South Sudan 26/04/2016
The Mediation Pendulum and the Challenges that Underlie the Peace Implementation in South Sudan 02/12/2015
Political Parties and the Push for Political Consensus 02/12/2015
South Sudan’s National Identity Challenge: The Interplay between Fragmented Social Structure and Elite's Negative Role 01/03/2015
The Impracticality of Sanctions and Why Diplomacy Makes Sense in South Sudan 17/02/2015
Deconstructing the Protocol on Agreed Principles and the Peace Process 04/12/2014
What is South Sudan’s Wisdom Courting Russia? 10/06/2014
Diplomacy: A Key to Ending the Worsening Crisis in South Sudan 12/05/2014
The Replacement of South Sudan Army Chief and its Implications 06/05/2014
The Release of South Sudan’s Political Detainees and the Prospects for Peace 28/04/2014
Alternatives to UN Trusteeship and Joint Administration Proposals Provided: A Response to Kuir Garang 07/04/2014
South Sudan’s Crisis: A UN Trusteeship or Joint Administration is Outlandish 11/03/2014
The Question of Ugandan Troops in South Sudan 04/03/2014
A Search for Lasting Peace: Ending South Sudan’s Devastating Conflict 24/02/2014
The Unwarranted Carnage in South Sudan 13/02/2014
South Sudan’s Anti-Corruption Efforts and Poor Global Ranking 17/01/2014
SPLM’s Internal Politics: A Catalyst to the Dissolution of Government 09/10/2013
SPLM Leadership Contest 23/07/2013
South Sudan’s Fight against Corruption: Are We Winning? 03/07/2013
Bashir’s Official Visit: What It Means for the two Sudans 18/04/2013
Federal Democracy: A Strategic Institutional Choice for South Sudan 25/03/2013
Food Security: A Matter Deserving National Discourse 04/12/2012


The Sudd Institute, Director of Administration (2012 - 2019)
The Sudd Institute, Managing Director (2019 - 2021)


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