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22 Nov 2017 description

UNESCO is collaborating with various UN agencies and media associations to implement a new project aimed at strengthening the role of media in national dialogue and ongoing peacebuilding initiatives for lasting peace and sustainable development in South Sudan.

19 Oct 2017 description

Forty community girls schools (CGSs) are conducting classes for 525 girls and 429 boys in Yambio and Nzara counties (former Western Equatoria State) of South Sudan as part of a project on Out of School Children (OOSC) being implemented by UNESCO in partnership with GPE and UNICEF South Sudan. As the target was to enroll 1,000 students, the number of learners shows a 95.4% success rate. The organisation that is overseeing the teaching and learning in the 40 CGSs is Africa Education Trust (AET)

09 Oct 2017 description

Community Girls Schools (CGS) is a unique education program designed to accelerate equitable access to quality basic education for girls aged between 8-12 years in villages that have no established formal schools. It’s a modified education program which offers flexible learning opportunities to learners mainly in lower primary education, where girls are expected to constitute 70% of the total learners, and boys constitute the remaining 30%.

01 Sep 2017 description

South Sudan is vulnerable to number of natural disasters, the most common being weather related such as floods, drought, heat waves, disease outbreaks and earthquake, to mention only but a few. All these hazards aggravated by climate change have increased in recent years in terms of intensity, frequency and complexity leaving behind them trails of several destruction of infrastructures, human misery and loss of livelihoods.

01 Aug 2017 description

A three-day capacity building workshop on textbook development and evaluation concluded on 21 June 2017 in Juba, South Sudan. Opening the event, the Director General of the Directorate of Quality Assurance and Standards Mr. Omot Okony Olok expressed his gratitude for UNESCO’s support to the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) and called on the participants to make good use of the input and discussions at the training.

21 Jun 2017 description

As part of its ongoing support to the national and state level Directorates of Alternative Education Systems (AES) of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), and as its contribution to the effort being exerted to improve the literacy situation in South Sudan, the UNESCO Juba Office has refurbished the Aweil Women Multi-Purpose Learning Centre (AWMLC) at a cost of close to $76,000. The funding for the work was secured from the US Government supported, Literacy and Basic Life Skills for Women and Girls in South Sudan, project.

26 Apr 2017 description

Introduction

The Skills for Life + Toolkit helps teachers give children and youth information and skills to make things using appropriate technology that will help them during emergencies. The Skills for Life + Toolkit contains:

26 Apr 2017 description

Introduction

Background

Research has shown that young people in schools benefit from special programmes that teach life skills. Life skills promote positive health practices and reduce risky behaviour. Life skills are especially important during an emergency. It should be used along with the Skills for Life picture charts for children.

12 Mar 2017 description

On the morning of the 27th of February 2017, H.E. Mr. Shinichi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia visited the IICBA offices for the signing ceremony, on behalf of the government of Japan, providing funding of a sum of 1 million USD to IICBA. The funds will go towards IICBA’s project, ‘Teacher Training and Development for Peace-Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries’, which will support teachers and teacher educators from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

15 Feb 2017 description

Training young leaders in conflict resolution and peace building, business skills and project management, and future-oriented approaches of the Sustainable Development Goals has become essential. From 6 to 10 February 2017, young leaders from South Sudan and Northern Uganda were invited by the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) to be trained on these topics in a workshop in Kiryandongo, Uganda.

14 Nov 2016 description

UNESCO Juba in collaboration with Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has conducted two-day training workshop from 8-9 November 2016, in Juba.

30 Oct 2016 description

UNESCO in partnership with UNDP and WEB4ALL, is running a “Peacebuilding and Literacy through Tech Innovation Bootcamp” for sixteen students from the University of Juba. The Bootcamp, organized in the framework of UNESCO’s YouthMobile Initiative, is scheduled to run from 24-28 October 2016 at Regency Hotel in Juba, South Sudan.

05 Sep 2016 description

In a special interview for International Literacy Day UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker talks about his transformational work with young people in South Sudan and the key role literacy plays in the Sustainable Development Agenda.

What impact is your recently launched literacy programme having in Torit, South Sudan?

We had been working in South Sudan for a few years, and we asked some of the youth in our communities of action what they most needed. The most common answer we heard: books.

21 Feb 2016 description

Juba, 17th February 2016: UNESCO has welcomed the establishment of an autonomous Media Regulatory Authority in South Sudan, to oversee the media industry in terms of regulation, media development and issuance of broadcasting licenses. This is expected to contribute to a vibrant, independent and pluralistic media in South Sudan, by curbing the increased rate of incidents affecting journalists, end impunity on crimes against journalists as well as create an enabling environment for the media to operate in.

06 Dec 2015 description

Juba 4/12/1015: On 6th December, the Initiative for Peace Communication Association (IPCA) with the support of UNESCO and UNDP will be hosting a culture and sports festival. This is part of a countrywide peace and reconciliation campaign among South Sudanese communities, through the power of singing and cultural performances. The campaign aims to amplify the need for peace by bringing together youth, women, men, girls and boys from around the nation to speak out for peace and share information about peacebuilding, healing, reconciliation and reconstruction.

19 Jun 2015 description

Faith-based organisations not only provide spiritual guidance to their followers but also are fundamental leaders within their communities, helping to shape attitudes and behaviour. In South Sudan, the Church has been steadfast in providing access to a wide range of social services including health and education.

28 May 2015 description

The conflict in South Sudan is still ongoing. After decades of struggle for liberation the country is once again in the middle of a devastating conflict. Many suggest that a key factor contributing to this is a lack of a deep collective identity or a shared sense of nationhood. The opportunity to become a nation comes partly from observing a shared history, culture, and identity. But also at the same time, by deepening the understanding of the values of cultural diversity and learning to live together with tolerance and harmony.

25 Feb 2015 description

Juba, South Sudan, February 2015 – The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), as the Education For All (EFA) global lead, and the EFA coordinating agency in South Sudan, supported the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) in the first EFA Review and Consultation in South Sudan. 2015 was set as the target to achieve the six EFA goals. A consultative meeting including all stakeholders was therefore held in South Sudan to assess the progress toward achieving the six EFA goals and to discuss the post-2015 agenda for education in South Sudan.

26 Jun 2014 description

Juba, South Sudan, 24 June 2014 – “Sustainable peace can only come about if the children and youth of South Sudan are respected and have an opportunity to develop,” states Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Forest Whitaker, Special Envoy for UNESCO, at the end of a joint visit in South Sudan.