Flights to footing – grounding the ICGS follow-up

From 5-7 April, the Inter-Communal Governance Structures met in Akobo town. With pressure in some parts of the community to retaliate against ongoing sporadic attacks from the GPAA, this ICGS meeting needed practical follow-up measures. Peace Canal’s Area Coordination team speak to the Peacebuilding Opportunities Fund (POF) on the key points from the meeting.

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Fourth Agar Annual Migration Conference extends to Belle community

After three successful internal annual cattle migration conferences among the Dinka Agar of Lakes State, the fourth annual forum this time extended to the Belle community. The ‘institution’ of the cattle migration conference is proving an important anchor point to the peace governance system in the area.

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Local justice and accountability between Dachuek and Ayual

With justice and accountability echoed as priorities in conferences, workshops and international agendas across South Sudan, we can lose sight of the potential in traditional approaches to provide redress in ways that have legitimacy and relevance to the communities involved. The recent process between Dachuek and Ayual reminds us of this potential.

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Fighting for peace, battling the elements

After a successful renewal of the Inter-Communal Governance Structures for Jonglei-GPAA in July, the delegates came together in Ayod from 2-6 November. Weather plagued the logistics, but the meeting maintained momentum from the first gathering in Juba.

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A process of ‘frustration and love’

After more than a year in abeyance, the Inter-Communal Governance Structures re-convened in Juba to discuss ways forward amidst the ongoing conflict between and within communities of Jonglei and GPAA.

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