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Women in Research: Reflections and Analysis on South Sudan

On Monday 27 May 2024, the South Sudan Women’s Research Network (SSWRN), supported by the European Union, will launch two reports written by early career researchers involved with the project. 

Kiden Sawala Laki will share the findings of ‘Beyond the Surface’ which looks at the transition from subsistence fishing to commercialization and the realities of women’s participation in fishing markets in Bor, Jonglei State.

Agau Bul Deng’s report explores oral history research and women’s roles in peace engagement and conflict resolution in Bor, Jonglei State.

In addition, Julia Jadalla Jube and Catherine Iilwa Robert – researchers from the second phase of the project – will share preliminary findings from their research on conflict in the Pibor Administrative Area,  and opportunities for wildlife tourism in Eastern Equatoria State. 

All research has been conducted by early career researchers who have received training, mentorship and grants under the SSWRN. This dissemination series will highlight unique evidence-based research that promotes meaningful and structured policy engagement on gender issues and development issues in South Sudan more broadly. 

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Location, Date, Time:

2pm – 4.00pm EAT・Monday 27 May 2024
Rift Valley Institute・Seminar Room
Laikipia Road ・Kileleshwa


Awak Bior
South Sudan National Constitutional Review Commission/Human Rights Lawyer/ SSWRN mentor

Kiden Sawala Laki
Agau Bul Deng
Julia Jadalla Jube
Catherine Iilwa Robert 

Dr Tom Odhiambo
University of Nairobi

Other discussants TBC

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