The South Sudan peace forum
The South Sudan peace forum

The Rift Valley Institute organised a forum bringing together leading chiefs from five states of South Sudan in Nairobi last Saturday. The forum brought together the chiefs to discuss the current crisis in the country and the role they and other traditional leaders played where peace was concerned.

The chiefs included Nyuong Danhier Gatluak the paramount chief Nyuong Nuer, Unity State, Wilson Peni Rikito, the paramount chief, Zande, Western Equatoria, Simon Lokuji Wani the chief of Bari, Central Equatoria and Jacob Madhel Lang Juk the paramount chief, Tuic Dinka, Warrab State.

The forum included a panel of leading South Sudanese intellectuals like Juba University deputy vice chancellor Alfred Lokuji and Sudd Institute co-founder Jok Madut.

It was supported by the South Sudan Law Society, the Sudd Institute, the Gurtong Trust, the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa and support from the Swiss Agency for Development.
 

Juba University deputy vice Chancellor Alfred Lokuji

 

Amnesty International Priscilla Nyagoah with Heinrich Boll Foundation Nanjala Nyabola

 

Amparo Fraisser with Pranka Desouza and Natalia Din Kariuki

 

Interpeace Consultant Project Hassan Ishmail with Mark Bradbury

 

Oona Gemsch with European Union Gustaf Salomonsson

 

Joanna Oyediran with Rift Valley Institute's Ramsey Beck

 

York University's Sam Guchu and Dacia Donhaibi with South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum and mining executive Manager Nicodemus Ajak

 

South Sudan chief Wilson Peni

 

South Sudan Student Association Chairman Deng Bol with Outgoing chair Chol Yaak

 

UNICEF South Sudan Pierre Fallarier with Energy Markets' Peter Cameron

 

UN Research Initiative Marie Adelaiole, World Food Program Sarah Kehl and UN Women Kammi Sheeler