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Transitional Government, Peace and Security in South Sudan

19 November 2020

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The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University (AAU) together with Oxfam will be holding an expert meeting on 19 November virtually to inform policy dialogue on South Sudan as part of series of consultative working group meetings convened by IPSS and USIP. The first working group was conducted on 6 May 2019 and the second meeting was conducted on 12 July 2019. The third one was held on 16 December in collaboration with Oxfam. Continuing the previous trend, IPSS will continue its collaboration with Oxfam in organizing the fourth roundtable together with USIP bringing together experts including from South Sudan, the AU Commission, IGAD, think tanks, and relevant permanent representatives to AU to have debates and conversations on the progress and challenges in South Sudan following the establishment of the transitional government.

Following the 2018 peace agreement between President Salva Kiir, former vice president Reik Machar, and other opposition groups, a transitional government was formed in South Sudan this year on 22 February 2020.  The RTGoNU, led by Salva Kiir Mayardit as the president, saw the swearing-in of the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO), Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, as the first vice president along with four other vice presidents. On 12 March 2020, as part of the RTGoNU, the president appointed 10 deputy ministers and 35 members of the Council of Ministers. The unity government will also comprise 550 members of parliament, 10 governors, and three area administrators. South Sudan now has five vice presidents leading clusters of ministries where activities are progressing well.


  • H.E. Amb. James Pitia Morgan, Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan, Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan,
  • Rajab Mohandis, Executive Director, Organization for Responsive Governance, Member of the South Sudan Civil Society Forum, Representative of Civil Society in the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, Advancing responsive governance
  • Mr. Moses Monday, Executive Director of Organization for Nonviolent and Development (ONAD),
  • Mr. Charles Okullu, Torit State Civil Society network on Security Sector Reform,
  • Mr. Edmund Yakani, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Yonas A. Adeto, Director, Institute for Peace and Security Studies

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19 November 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EAT
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Institute for Peace & Security Studies (IPSS)