National Dialogue Secretariat

Dr. Deng is an influential South Sudanese speaker, author, and policy expert and has a key role in the National Dialogue as the Coordinator of the Secretariat. He is a member of South Sudan’s parliament, the National Legislative Assembly. Dr. Deng was educated in Sudan, Egypt and the United States of America, where he obtained respectively Bsc degree in economic… Full profile
Mr Taban serves the National Dialogue as the Head of Information and Communications, drawing on his influential career in South Sudan’s media. Mr Taban is a broadcast journalist and former BBC correspondent. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of the Juba Monitor, the leading independent newspaper in South Sudan. Mr Taban is also the former Chairman of  The Association for Media Development… Full profile
Awolich is the Co-founder of the Sudd Institute where he serves as Researcher and a Senior Policy Analyst. He currently is the Acting Executive Director of the Sudd Institute. He has been with the Sudd Institute since its founding in 2012. The Sudd Institute is an independent research institution (Think Tank) in South Sudan. He was appointed to the Secretariat… Full profile
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,… Full profile
Mr. Daniel Opio Akau, a Deputy Coordinator of the National Dialogue of South Sudan is a passionate politician as well as an eminent Social Scientist, Lecturer and Author with a healthy footprint of experience in the East African region. He has previously served as the Country Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in South Sudan. As a lecturer, he was… Full profile
Born in Yambio, 1970, consecrated bishop of Nzara 2009 and have served on Boards as stated above including a Member of the Secretariat for the ND. Education background and experience are above. WORK EXPERIENCE 2009 – date: Diocesan Bishop of ECSS Nzara Diocese 2014 – 2015: Chairman for Morning Star South Sudanese Peace Initiative, support by USAID 2012 to date:… Full profile
Mr. Deng is a lecturer at Starford International University (SIU), faculty of law, where he lectures Democracy & Constitutionalism, Administrative law and Constitutional Law. He obtained Master of Laws (LL.M) from Girne American University (GAU), Cyprus-Europe (2017). In his LLM Thesis research, he “Examined the legality of Uganda’s Military intervention in South Sudan in relation to Article 2 (4) of… Full profile
A Political and Economic Analyst, Vincent Mark Wanga was born in 1975 in Tombura county of South Sudan. Mr. Wanga has worked in public service at various national institutions since 2005.  Since South Sudan’s independence in 2011, he has continued his career in public service and is committed to contributing to the development of South Sudan. Currently, he is Deputy… Full profile
Reja is a young and enthusiastic South Sudanese economist, lecturer and researcher with over eight years of accumulated experience. Reja is a detail-oriented critical thinker, with elaborate analytical skills. She is also a team player with demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills. Currently, she is a  Program Officer at Ebony Center, and lectures at the University of Juba at the faulty… Full profile
Mr. Ustaz Chan Deal Dut, the Deputy Head of the Information and Communication Unit of the National Dialogue Steering Committee is a Journalist, Political activist and a media advisor to various news outfits. He is an accredited member of the African Union Press as well as the South Sudan Association for Media Development (AMDISS). Currently he is working as an… Full profile

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