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UK parliamentary event on the role of civil society in South Sudan


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South Sudan celebrated independence on 9 July 2011 but now attention is shifting to the challenging work of nation building. The Associate Parliamentary Group on Sudan and the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS is hosting an event at the UK parliament on Wednesday 7 September.

The event, Building a New Nation: the role of civil society in South Sudan is to be chaired by Pamela Nash, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS


Key note speakers will include Dr. Esterina Novello Nylock, Chairperson of the South Sudan HIV/AIDS Commission, Ivor Morgan, Policy Coordinator, South Sudan NGO Forum, and Florence Bayoa, Country Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance in South Sudan.

The speakers will share their perspectives on what it means to build a new nation, setting out the opportunities and challenges, the role of national government and civil society partnerships and how they are complimentary and can strengthen the capacity of all stakeholders.

National ownership of development initiatives, social stability, security and sustainability will be highlighted and participants will hear how, with the UK’s support, the new country is improving maternal health services and building solutions to the development challenges facing South Sudanese citizens.

A discussion will follow on development in fragile states during which will explore issues such as how countries can effectively respond to their own development needs, the impact of aid on development and how donors focus their funding for the best results.

Attendance at the event is strictly by invitation only.  For more details click here and email us here.

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