Policy Stakeholders Forum on Energy in Juba
Dates: 4 November 2017 – 4 November 2017
Location: 10:00 am- 1pm, Home & Away
Organizer: The Sudd Institute
Energy is crucial in the fight against poverty as it is one of the greatest drivers of development. Due to civil wars (e.g. 1955 -1972, 1983 -2005 & 2013 -present), energy infrastructure is almost non-existent in South Sudan. The country has a huge potential for hydro power, wind and solar energy. Yet a 2011 study by the World Bank demonstrates about 1% of Juba residents have access to electricity and 93% of this electricity is supplied from diesel powered generators. The country has several options on the table for transitioning to a sustainable energy future. However, which option provides the best way for transitioning to an efficient and sustainable energy for all?
Recently, The Sudd Institute conducted a study as part of a way to inform options for transitioning to an efficient and sustainable energy for all. Preliminary findings show the ongoing economic hardship has compounded the problem of getting access to power as households and institutions (both private and public) find it difficult to obtain fuel to run the generators. However, the situation presents an opportunity for transitioning to renewable energy.
This policy stakeholder forum has been organized by the Sudd Institute in collaboration with CORDAID. The forum will be informed by findings of the Sudd’s study on energy in Juba and draw participants from the government, private sector and civil society organizations with the main objective of charting the way forward for securing a sustainable energy future for Juba in particular and South Sudan in general. Sudd’s researchers will present the findings of the study and a panel of distinguished experts and audience will discuss the findings with a view to building a consensus on the way forward.
Nhial Tiitmamer Kur, Senior Policy Analyst/Researcher and Programme Manager, The Sudd Institute
Jok Gai Anai, Research Associate, The Sudd Institute and Managing Director, Bomatek Electric
Hon. Lawrence Loku Moyu, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity & Dams
Hon. Paul Adong, Managing Director, Adong Petroleum and former Managing Director of the State owned Nile Petroleum Corporation (Nile Pet).
Hon. Rajab Mohandis, Executive Director, South Sudan Network for Democracy & Elections and former state Minister in Western Equatoria State.
Dr. Marial Awou Yol, Dean, College of Social and Economic Studies, University of Juba and former Deputy of Finance, Republic of South Sudan.