Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:00

Capacity-building for South Sudan Conflict and Peacebuilding Assessment

South Sudan emerged as an independent nation in 2011 after decades of war. One year later, International Alert presents the findings of a wide-ranging Peace and Conflict Assessment.

mediatEUr supported this project through the design and facilitation of a three-day training workshop in Juba on conflict analysis, research planning and methodology for the International Alert team of international and local researchers. The workshop was also attended by over 20 participants from academia, civil society organisations and government.

Commissioned by Pact and funded by the UK Department for International Development, the assessment looks beyond the immediate problems faced by South Sudanese, and proposes a long-term approach to building peace. This means for example working on conflict prevention instead of just conflict resolution, designing economic development strategies which promote peace, giving greater priority to reconciliation, tackling impunity, and promoting a positive and peaceful national identity for the new country born out of war. Engaging women and young people is critical.

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