Workshop on Healing and Reconciliation

Activity: Awareness Workshop on CTRH

Venue: Location: Nzara – W.E.S

Number of Participants: 10 (5male, 5female)

Date:  4th/August/2022

Partner: UNDP & Sweden

Brief Story Write up

As a component chapter 5 of the 2018, South Sudan revitalized peace agreement, reconciliation and healing are very vital otherwise it will be very difficult to active lasting peace. This particular component allows individual to feel remorse for what their action against each other, ask for pardon and forgive so that healing can take place. In workshop, we brought together members of the organized forces and the civilians since during the conflict, it is wide said the armed people were the perpetrators and the civilians where the victims.


Objectives of the Activity

•      To introduce the project to stakeholders

•      To cultivate ownership and participation of the project

•      To explain the project in details so that stakeholders can have a clear picture

Objectives of the Activity

1.    To sensitize the public on the R-ARCSS with a specific focus on CTRH in chapter 5 of the agreement in Nzara

2.    To solicit and lobby public and local ownership and participation in restoration of durable peace in Nzara

3.    To engage community with their State Leaders on CTRH process

4.    To get public views and understanding of the CTRH in Nzara County

5.    To sensitize citizens of Nzara and Yambio on the importance, mandate and work of the commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTHR), seek their full participation and support towards the CTHR as a means to sustain peace in South Sudan.


Results/Issues Discussed and Outcome of the Activity



1.  Participants were able to get clear information on CTRH processes

2.  The state delegates were able to interact with community members and got their concerns

3.  The workshop was very participatory and high level of engagement realised.

Issues discussed:

1.  Procure details, objectives, components and expected results

2.  Sustainability and ownership by community

3.  Building on synergies in partnership


1.    100 stakeholders engaged during the project launch

2.    Project explained in details and subsequence ownership by stakeholders

3. Project visibility items such as T-shirts and banners with logs of Funders and RDAA are disposed


Recommendations and Action points

1.  Government should speed up unification of organised forces

2.  Immediate implementation of chapter 5 and translating it to local languages

3.  Formation of CTRH should be prioritised

4.  Participants appreciated UNDP for funding RDAA for such great initiatives



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