Peter Lam Both , Deputy Coordinator

Peter Lam Both – BA, BSW, MSW, PhD(C)

Hon. Peter Lam Both, Deputy Coordinator of the South Sudan National Dialogue, is a distinguished politician as well as a policy, governance and security expert. Mr. Both has extensive experience in political affairs and international relations, serving in different capacities and levels of public service as well as in international organizations.

Currently, Mr. Lam is the SPLM Secretary for Information, Culture and Communication and the Acting SPLM Secretary for Administration and finance: 2019 – 2020. Prior to this, He was the governor of Latjor State (2015 -2017). He served as the Chairperson for the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC): 2012 – 2013. Between 2008 – 2012 he served as the SPLM Deputy Secretary for External Affairs. During the same period, he was minister for Information, Broadcasting and Communication – Upper Nile State and SPLM Representative to Canada as well.

Mr. Lam has also worked with the development and humanitarian sector, specifically with UNHCR in Ethiopia, India and Jordan, spanning 1996 – 2005.