ACCORD presented the preliminary findings of an assessment of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) Civil Affairs Division (CAD) conflict management initiatives in South Sudan at a UNMIS planning workshop in Juba from 20-21 September 2010.
UNMIS personnel wait to board a helicopter in Bor, Jonglei State, Southern Sudan
The workshop aimed to further develop the UNMIS Civil Affairs Division conflict management strategy in South Sudan. ACCORD was invited to present the initial findings of an extensive six-weeks of field research undertaken at the request of the UNMIS/CAD. The research in July and August earlier this year entailed visiting CAD operations in outlying areas and meeting with both United Nations and local actors to develop a complete picture of the CAD conflict management initiatives in South Sudan.
The initial findings of the study provide a substantive assessment of CAD’s conflict management capacity and will inform recommendations for a post-referendum Mission.