Peace-Building, Reconciliation and Community Cohesion in South Sudan: The Role of Youth
In August 2015, South Sudan’s warring parties signed a peace agreement to end the conflict. Implementation of the political settlement is challenging, with the formation of a transitional government of national unity the first of many hurdles towards achieving lasting peace.
Reconciliation at national and local levels is required to heal the social and ethnic fractures that have been caused by conflict among, and between, communities. This will require broad-based participation, and in particular that of South Sudan’s youth, as two-thirds of the country’s population is under the age of thirty.
Speakers will discuss the role of youth in South Sudan and possibilities for an inclusive approach that engages young people in peace-building, reconciliation and community cohesion.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only. This event is co-organized with the British Council’s Horn of Africa Leadership and Learning for Action (HOLLA) project.