8 Aug 2020


1 Day Peace Dialogue Underway In Wau

The Centre for Peace and Development Studies, at the University of Juba with support from UNDP is conducting a one day Peace Dialogue at the University of Bahr el Ghazal in Wau State.

1 Day Peace Dialogue Underway In Wau
Section of the participants of the one day peace dialogue in Wau, 01, December 2016 [Photo by James Dimo]

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 01 December 2016 [Gurtong] – The one day peace dialogue aims at strengthening the social fabric of people of South Sudan particularly the community of Wau State following the aftermath of the June crisis that erupted in Wau town and forced thousands out from their homes.

According to the Director at the University of Bahr el Ghazal, Elizabeth Silveserio Teringo, the dialogue aims at collecting efforts to restore peace among Wau communities at large.

 “The function of today is really about how we can strengthen the social fabric among the citizens of Wau State, as we know that in the recent months, starting from mid-June up to now, there has been instability in the State following the Wau crisis and tensions even raised among communities and at the same time, things were not normal, so it is our role to jointly see that this country is stable, is living in peace, and there is security,” said Teringo.

Teringo said the centre for strategic studies both in Juba and Wau in collaboration with UNDP are coming together to address the root cause of the crisis.

“This is why the centre of peace and development studies, University of Juba in collaboration with the centre for strategic studies University of Bahr el Ghazal, supported by UNDP came together to see that we have to do something to call our communities together to address the root causes of the problem of the conflict and of the tension between people,” she said.

Teringo said the teams are working together to reunite the people by normalizing the conditions of the people, building trust among people and mending the relationship that had collapsed among communities during the recent crisis.

The dialogue is being attended by hundreds of participants drawn from government, civil society activists, state Special Forces and ordinary citizens.

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