Logo for seminar 2 Nov. PRIO
Logo for seminar 2 Nov. PRIO

Please be welcome to this all-day conference on the challenges facing South Sudan.


08:30 – 09:00 Coffee

PART 1: How Can South Sudan Emerge from Political Crisis?

Facilitator: Torunn Lise Tryggestad, Deputy Director, PRIO

09:00 – 11:30

Representative from Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Representative of the South Sudanese Government

Leader of South Sudan Peoples Movement – Former Political Detainees (SPLM-FD), Pa’gan Amum

Representative of the National Salvation Front (NAS), Professor Alfred Sebit Lukoji

Representative of South Sudan Peoples Movement – In Opposition, (SPLM - IO), Daniel Wour

Comments from

Ryan Clem – Security Officer, UN-Juba.

Øystein Rolandsen – Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch break

PART 2: How Can South Sudan Emerge from Humanitarian Crisis?

Facilitator: Chair SFS, Marit Hernæs

12:30 – 13:30 The mobilizing power of arts in a time of war

Dr. Ayak Chol Deng – South Sudanese poet, author, activist and founding member of the organisation Ana Taban – invited by Norwegian People’s Aid

Peace and reconciliation efforts by the church

Pio Ding – special advisor, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)

13:30 – 13:45 Break

13:45 – 15:15 State of education in a time of crisis

Michael Lopuke – Undersecretary for Education, Government of South Sudan

Simon Namana – Education coordinator South Sudan, ADRA

Nora Ingdal – Education director, Save the Children Norway

Professor Anders Breidlid, HiOA

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30–15:50 Art therapy for children - comments to exhibition

YWCA, South Sudan

Advisor on psychosocial health Kristin Tønnesen Berg, KFUK/KFUM Global

15:50 – 16:10 NRC’s evaluation of the refugee situation

Carina Vedvik Hansen – Head of Strategy, information and support unit, (NRC)

16:10 – 16:30

Closing with performance from Dr. Ayak Chol Deng