Posts tagged ‘Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa’

Nairobi Forum: South Sudan – Peace beyond the ceasefire, Feb. 27 2015 @ Rift Valley Institute Office

Date and Time: Friday 27 February 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Rift Valley Institute Office, Seminar Room
Location: Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Entrance is by prior registration only.
Register here.

South Sudan: Peace Beyond the Ceasefire
After fifteen months of civil war in South Sudan, regional and international mediators continue to broker talks for a permanent ceasefire and power-sharing arrangement acceptable to both sides. But such a settlement will be just the beginning of a process towards lasting stability in a country where the potential for conflict is rooted in a host of difficult and deep-seated problems. These range from poverty and insecurity, weak national and local political structures, entrenched conflict economies, and inter-ethnic rivalries, to the competing interventions of neighbouring countries.

On 27 February 2015, the Rift Valley Institute Nairobi Forum will host a panel discussion to launch the new book South Sudan: A Slow Liberation, by Eddie Thomas. The event will examine the limitations of the anticipated settlement and discuss opportunities for regional governments and the international community to work together – and with the South Sudanese – for a more enduring peace.

Moderator: Don Bosco Malish, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

Panellists: Eddie Thomas, Author; Peter Biar Ajak, Center for Strategic Analyses and Research; Casie Copeland, International Crisis Group

February 25, 2015 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Forum: South Sudan Is Peace Possible? Voices from Civil Society, Jan. 10 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

Date: Friday 10 January 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya
Time: 6 – 8pm

Entry: Prior RSVP

Panelists : Jok Madut Jok – Sudd Institute, David Deng- South Sudan Law Society, Leben Moro – Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba and Don Bosco Malish – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

Thousands have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced as a result of the political crisis in South Sudan. Armed conflict continues as peace talks between government and opposition begin in Addis Ababa.

Leading South Sudanese civil society institutions have come together in Nairobi to sponsor discussion of the current situation, its historical origins and the prospects for a peaceful resolution.

The meeting is organised by the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum and supported by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa.

January 7, 2014 at 11:14 am Leave a comment


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