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South Sudan Breakfast Briefing
February 7, 2014 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am
SOUTH SUDAN BRIEFING
Voices from the ground with the Enough Project
in cooperation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Friday, February 7, 2014
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building, 8:15am -9.30am
Refreshments will be served
While the Addis Ababa negotiations on South Sudan led to a ceasefire, concerns about potential breaches, effective civilian protection, and monitoring and verification remain. Furthermore, the core issues of reconciliation and justice, an inclusive national dialogue, and army and security reform have not yet been seriously addressed. Please join us this Friday for a briefing on the latest developments from the ground, analysis on the Addis agreement and concrete policy recommendations.
Geoffrey Duke and Hans Rouw, who are visiting D.C., will update on the current situation, including the factors contributing to these recent events and present ideas to address the immediate challenges as well as long-term efforts to end the cycle of violence.
Akshaya Kumar will discuss policy recommendations for the U.S. Government. The U.S has already committed itself to helping to mediate the crisis, but much more can and should be done.
We hope you can join us on Friday. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Geoffrey L. Duke, a native of South Sudan, is the Secretariat Team Leader of the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA). The network focuses on armed violence reduction, with a concentration on community security and control of small arms and light weapons.
Hans Rouw is the lead for PAX’s Human Security program. He has authored numerous publications on disarmament, community security and peacekeeping operations, and works on civil-military relationship initiatives in both conflict-affected states and the Netherlands to address human security comprehensively.PAX has been working in Sudan and now South Sudan for more than 20 years.
Akshaya Kumar is the Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst for the Enough Project at American Progress. Previously, as a law fellow with the Public International Law and Policy Group, Akshaya provided legal advice to the government of South Sudan’s negotiating team and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North in their respective negotiations with the government of Sudan on postsuccession issues. Akshaya spent time working in South Sudan as a population-based research consultant and had the chance to witness the country’s independence.
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