How Can South Sudan Emerge from Crisis? - PRIO

How Can South Sudan Emerge from Crisis?

Please note: This page refers to an event that has already taken place.

Time: Thu, 02 November 2017 08:30
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

How Can South Sudan Emerge from Crisis?
Logo for seminar 2 Nov. Photo: PRIO

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

Programme: 

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

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