Duration: 1st May 2021-30th November 2022 (Ongoing)

Main Objectives:

  1. Facilitate six thematic dialogues with relevant stakeholders in South Sudan.
  2. Map existing national level research agenda, actors and capacity, especially in relation to the thematic entry points.
  3. To provide an overview of the emerging science system and promote an inclusive political and socio-economic transition and recovery process in South Sudan, integrating concerns for gender and inclusion. Considering the scope of the thematic areas, a complete and exhaustive mapping is not expected, but rather a mapping that points to critical issues, trends, and what works and why.
  4. Identify the strengths of local and national research organizations and the challenges they face, in the research process from conceptualization to influence and uptake of findings.
  5. Conduct mini case studies and examples of good practices that illustrate how research support and research strengthening has been successfully applied to address challenges and aspirations. The case studies should include a strong gender perspective, and some of them should focus on displaced populations, women and youth.
  6. Identify key research gaps in relation to the six thematic entry points and propose a research agenda on these issues as well as recommendations on how to strengthen the research ecosystem over five and ten years.

Lead Researchers:

  1. Melha Rout Biel: Principal Investigator (CSPS Executive Director)
  2. Leben Nelson Moro : Research Consultant
  3. Augustino Ting  Mayai: Research Consultant
  4. Flora Eyoha Severino Lado: Research Consultant
  5. Kiden Sawala Lukudu: Research Consultant
  6. Avelino Androga Said : Research Consultant
  7. John Christopher  Jagu: Research Consultant

The project is funded by  IDRC, Canada