Peace Canal Advisors have been engaged in peacebuilding activities in Lakes State for many years. As a team, they began working together closely under the Peacebuilding Opportunities Fund initiatives that focussed on the Dinka Agar communities of Rumbek Centre, Rumbek East and Rumbek Centre. Our peacebuilding advisors had been working on other programmes stretching back further in time.

The work in Lakes is concentrated on the relationships between the five sub-sections of the Dinka Agar and supporting mechanisms for peaceful relations between them. Importantly, Peace Canal focusses on engagements with the galweng youth leaders and in the cattle camps. The role of those in town is an important dimension that we are building on further as the work continues, while still preserving this emphasis on the rural communities.