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Webinar on Women's Land Rights and Sustaining Peace in South Sudan

CONTEXT

Land in South Sudan is not only central to nation peace building and recovery, but also a major contributor to poverty reduction, food security, gender equality and empowerment of women and urban development. Recurrent conflict in South Sudan has led to an increase in land-related disputes resulting from extensive secondary occupation, and land grabbing by local elites.

Studies show that disputes over land often intensifies when IDPs and refugees decide to voluntarily return to their land or resettle within areas of origin.

Securing land tenure rights for women in South Sudan is key to facilitating voluntary return of IDPs and refugees to their homes, reduce conflict and violence against women, and contribute to peace building and stability.

The “Enhancing women’s access to land to consolidate peace in South Sudan” project addresses this glaring gender gap in securing women IDPs’, returnees’ and host communities’ land tenure rights in South Sudan.

OBJECTIVES

This webinar will provide critical information on the status of women’s land rights for peace building in South Sudan. Key research findings and project outcomes in securing women’s land rights for peace and stability in South Sudan will be disseminated. Outcomes, challenges and opportunities in the ongoing project will be shared and new areas of collaboration, partnerships and synergies explored.

PARTNERS

Implementation: UN-Habitat and FAO in partnership with The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

Funding: UN Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).

WEBEX CONNECTION DETAILS

Register here: REGISTRATION FORM Meeting number/access code: 126 544 8921 Meeting password: 1234
Audio conference: Use VoIP only

AGENDA

Introduction and Opening remarks 25 mins

  • -  UN Resident Coordinator in South Sudan -Benjamin Moore 5 mins

  • -  GoSS National Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Hon. Michael Chienjieka

    reflection of land governance and administration in South Sudan, judicial system, challenges, and

    opportunities 5 min

  • -  GSS Land Commissioner Hon. Robert Lokundu 5 mins

  • -  Governor Western Bahr el Ghazal StateHon. Sarah Cleto Hassan 5 mins

    Main presentation 25 mins

- UN-Habitat and FAO Key findings of the studies conducted and project outcomes

Reflections and discussion 40 mins

  • -  NRC Strategic partnerships and role of INGO/CSOs in securing women’s land rights for peace in

    South Sudan 7 mins

  • -  Woman IDP/Returnee (project participant) Wau 5mins

  • -  GoSS - National Ministry for Gender, Child, and Social Welfare -Hon: Ayaa Benjamine Warille- 5

    mins

  • -  Traditional chief 5 mins

  • -  Mayor Wau Municipal Council - Hon: Julio Emmanuel Mama 5 mins

  • -  Relief and Rehabilitation Commission - Francis Buola Martine 5 mins

  • -  One donor representative -5 mins

    Interactive session (question and answer) 20 mins - Moderator

    Conclusions/closing remarks 10 mins - FAO-

    - UN-Habitat

    Moderator UN-Habitat