From 15-16 August 2008 the African Peacebuilding Coordination Programme at ACCORD hosted a Peacebuilding Consultative Workshop in Kampala, Uganda, for stakeholders to the peacebuilding process in Southern Sudan.
From left to right: Mr. Nyang Thiciot Dak Liep (Office of the Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs - Government of Southern Sudan), Mr Peter Gwang Akich (Executive Director: Southern Sudan Peace Commission) and Ms. Judith McCallum (Chief of Party: EPPIC - PACT Sudan)
The workshop brought together 25 representatives of the Government of Southern Sudan, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), the African Union, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), civil society and academia. The workshop served to provide a review of the peacebuilding process to date, to identify the roles played and responsibilities held by different actors in the peacebuilding process, to identify challenges which were being encountered, and to generate recommendations for how these challenges could be overcome.
ACCORD staff with the workshop participants: Mr. Walter Lotze (bottom left), Mr. Jerome Sachane (bottom centre), and Mr. Cedric de Coning (top centre)
The workshop served to provide a space for peacebuilding actors to engage with one another and to learn from one another, to review the peacebuilding process, and to generating recommendations that will drive the peacebuilding process forward in a sustainable way.
From left to right: Mr. Nyang Thiciot Dak Liep (Office of the Presidential Adviser on Security Affairs - Government of Southern Sudan), Mr. Michael Langwa (Government of Southern Sudan Liaision Office - Kampala, Uganda), Mr. Mamur Majur Mamur (Office of the Presidential Adviser on Border Conflict Resolution - Government of Southern Sudan), Mr. James Onge (Principal Liaison Officer - Government of Southern Sudan Liaison Office - Kampala, Uganda) and Mr. Jerome Sachane (Deputy Director: ACCORD)