- Where – South Sudan (Northern Africa)
- Website – www.saado.org
- Contact Person – Kennedy Odhiambo Onjweru
- Email – email@example.com
- Address – Box Private Bag, Juba Nabari next to US Embassy, Off Kololo Road, Juba, South Sudan
Areas of Expertise
South Sudan Development Agency has expertise in a range of areas, including:
Main Aims and Objectives
South Sudan Development Agency (SSUDA) is a registered national NGO, operating in Greater Upper Nile and Warrap States. The organization was formed in 2003 as a non-profit making organization with the aim to support and build the capacity of war-affected and marginalized community in South Sudan in order to reduce vulnerabilities and improve livelihoods through the promotion of quality primary education and healthcare, human right and peace, water and sanitation and food security. SSUDA is managed by a seven-member Board of Directors and a team of national and international staff. The organization has four offices located in Juba, Malakal and Ulang Upper Nile State.
- Vision – SSUDA envisage a South Sudan Society where every citizen enjoy peace, social justice and dignified life irrespective of gender or social affiliation.
- Mission – SSUDA supports the most vulnerable and marginalized groups (children, women and PLWD) in South Sudan to build resilience and reduce vulnerabilities leading to improved socio-economic empowerment.
Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation
SSUDA believes that conflict is neither negative nor positive. The most important thing is how to address conflict whenever it occurs. SSUDA supports peace dialogue as a way of solving conflict. SSUDA also conducts training workshops for youth and women to build understanding about how to solve their conflict without violence. Youth and women play key roles – either as indirect or director actors – but they are less involved in decision-making as well as conflict transformation. SSUDA’s aim is to build the capacities of youth and advocate for their involvement in decision-making through local committees. SSUDA’s trainings include understanding the concept of conflict and peace, conflict analysis, conflict intervention strategies, lobbying and advocacy, and how to be good peacebuilders. SSUDA also shares case studies where youth and women have been very instrumental in conflict transformation. SSUDA also believe that most of the conflict in developing country derives from poverty, unemployment, inclusivity among others. SSUDA’s programmes connect peace and sustainable development where youth are empowered to engage in income generating activities that can improve their livelihood.
Where and with Whom
SSUDA has an on going project include ‘Creating Schools as Zones of Peace’, supported by UNICEF, in the Upper Nile, and Youth Initiative for Peace and Development supported by DANIDA through Pact South Sudan. SSUDA are also launching a new project called Emergency Response, financed by CORDAID Netherlands. Other present and past partners include UNICEF, UNDP, CHF, CORDAID, among others.
Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation
SSUDA’s main activities include:
- Capacity building training – including workshops for youth and women on conflict and peace;
- Awareness creation – involving community outreach programme, radio talk-shows, community dialogue workshops on peace full coexistence, human rights and good governance and democracy;
- Advocacy – involves campaigns and lobbying for policies that have direct impacts on the people. This is done through networks and coalition with other like minded NGOs/civil society;
- Economic empowerment – peacebuilding is accompanied by vocational skills training and provisional of small grants for self help groups to start their livelihood activities.