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
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