South Sudan and the Transition: A Conversation About Democratic Governance and participation
Dates: 31 August 2016 – 31 August 2016
Location: 2:30p.m - 5:30p.m; Home & Away
Organizer: The Sudd Institute
The signing of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) in August 2015 is seen as providing a critical basis upon which South Sudanese could renegotiate and establish a stronger national foundation, particularly on matters concerning democratic governance and participation. Although the outbreak of recent violent events this past July created some doubts as to whether the parties would fully implement the peace agreement, there seems to be a consensus that ARCSS remains the only viable alternative towards attaining peace and stability in South Sudan.
Towards this end, the response of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU), and that of the guarantors including the region and beyond, all attempt to assure confidence. In a bid to calm a weary public, TGoNU has fully expressed and maintains its readiness and commitment to implement the peace agreement. On its part, the international community responded by pledging to support the Government in its monumental tasks of stabilizing the nation.
To spark a national dialogue and debates on issues of governance and development, the Sudd Institute is sponsoring a public lecture to launch the findings of a recently concluded study. Conducted in June and July this year, the research collected opinions on key governance issues such as federalism, constitution-making process, revenue sharing mechanism, system of governance and resource allocation that South Sudan should adopt, etc.
Abraham A. Awolich, Senior Policy Analyst, The Sudd Institute
Hon. Dr. Richard K. Mulla, National Minister, Ministry of Federal Affairs
Hon. Dr. Lual Deng, Managing Director, Ebony Center
Hon. Onyoti Adigo, MP, Transitional National Legislative Assembly
Hon. Wek Mamer, MP, Transitional National Legislative Assembly
Prof. Mairi John Blackings, Professor of Linguistics, University of Juba