History and Governance


The Sudd Institute was established in Juba in 2012 by a team of leading South Sudanese policy analysts and social scientists with backgrounds in government, anthropology, statistical research, community organizing, and international organizations. The Institute is governed by an independent board of directors. The Institute’s positioning as an independent policy institute headquartered in South Sudan ensures that its findings are relevant, action-oriented, evidence-based, and unencumbered by individual interests and agendas.


Board of Directors

Dr. Pauline Riak, Chair Person

Rebecca Joshua, Deputy Chair Person

Dr. Leben Moro, Treasurer

Hon. Atem Garang, Public Relations Officer



Jok Madut Jok

Abaraham A. Awolich

Augustino Ting Mayai

Zacharia Diing Akol

Francis Buk

Deng-Athoi Galuak

James Alic Garang



The Sudd Institute is a proud partner of the U.S. Institute of Peace, an independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by the United States Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence.