state building

state building

Video documentary on Youth Dialogue for Confidence and State Building in South Sudan: 2011-2013

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In collaboration with its local partner ONAD (Organisation for Non-Violence and Development), CMI facilitated the creation and functioning of a national dialogue platform for youth leaders from all ten states, diverse ethnic backgrounds; young men and women from remote villages alongside those from state capitals. The project advanced a much-needed and rare dialogue process that identified common values and interests of the youth and tackled issues identified relevant by them to nation building and conflict resolution. The initiative focused directly on what is now, with the recent outbreak of violence in December 2013, been revealed as sorely lacking: the fundamental work of building trust, confidence and a sense of shared identity among key groups of South Sudan. The work of the Youth Dialogue Platform has attracted wide-ranging appreciation by national leadership, communities and media alike.