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Publication date: 16 November 2018

Timothy P. Berke and Jane Sell

We consider the challenges to education in South Sudan by utilizing a national random sample of South Sudanese (provided by the BBC Media Action) and then semi-structured…

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We consider the challenges to education in South Sudan by utilizing a national random sample of South Sudanese (provided by the BBC Media Action) and then semi-structured interviews with eight education service providers (SPs). We find that the conflicts have large impacts on educational opportunities. States that experience greater conflict also experience greater poverty. Under such conditions, children are important for providing resources for the family and education can become secondary. In these conflict areas, respondents are more likely to agree that education is more important for boys than for girls. SPs detail the large number of obstacles to delivering education. Displacement and fleeing danger creates problems with hunger, illness, and safety. SPs discuss the variability of resources, the scarcity of schools and teachers, and the uncertainty of life in South Sudan. They also discuss triumphs they have experienced and suggest changes or interventions that could increase educational opportunities.

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 11 February 2016

Economic outlook for Sudan and South Sudan.

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB208398

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Article
Publication date: 20 July 2010

Jaïr van der Lijn

The purpose of this paper is to portray four scenarios for the future of Sudan in the year 2012. On the basis of these scenarios it aims to draw a number of conclusions on

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to portray four scenarios for the future of Sudan in the year 2012. On the basis of these scenarios it aims to draw a number of conclusions on the future of Sudan and the way ahead.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses the Shell methodology for scenario building and is based on five scenario workshops held in Sudan, one in The Netherlands, interviews and literature research. The four scenarios not only intend to provide an overview of what is likely to happen, but also aim to be plausible, challenging and creative.

Findings

The paper finds that the future of Sudan is likely to remain violent and that the most optimistic scenario is also the least likely. It concludes that, although outside mediation and assistance in the organization of elections are needed, the critical difference between a successful and an unsuccessful outcome will to a large extent be determined by whether the South has a stable, cooperative and confident leadership.

Practical implications

The paper provides a number of policy recommendations for the international community to prevent the worst from happening and to be prepared for what may come.

Originality/value

The paper aims to fill the gap in future foresight with regard to Sudan and for this purpose utilized the knowledge among the Sudanese themselves.

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Foresight, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6689

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Book part
Publication date: 12 September 2017

Merethe Skårås

This chapter explores how marginalized youth, specifically former child soldiers in South Sudan, struggle to access education that is crucial in their reintegration…

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This chapter explores how marginalized youth, specifically former child soldiers in South Sudan, struggle to access education that is crucial in their reintegration process. The chapter draws upon data from a study focusing on the reintegration process of school boys formerly associated with armed forces and groups in South Sudan, and is based on ethnographic fieldwork including interviews and observations of 20 former child soldiers in Malakal, Upper Nile State. The study identifies a number of external factors that inhibit educational opportunities for the boys in their reintegration process. These are their life experiences, the impacts of war, their socioeconomic background and the lack of educational structures due to ongoing conflict. This study describes how the living conditions that motivated the boys to join the armed group are still present after their demobilization. Thus, they not only still find themselves in poverty but the time spent in the armed group and the impacts of war have put them in an even more marginalized position today than prior to their recruitment. The study argues that access to education is crucial in order to prevent recruitment and also re-recruitment to armed groups.

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 10 September 2015

Khartoum's interests in South Sudan's peace deal.

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB203274

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Publication date: 10 September 2018

Elenore Long and Tarnjeet Kaur Kang

The initiative featured here constructs a partnership between a refugee community with roots in South Sudan and the United States largest university writing program in an…

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The initiative featured here constructs a partnership between a refugee community with roots in South Sudan and the United States largest university writing program in an international resettlement city. The initiative positions inquiry, as a premise for authentic learning, in public as a participatory practice; it approaches difference as a resource for joint problem solving. Here, inquiry is something both public-workers-in-training and adult refugee learners do together – with one another and a host of other stakeholders with vested interests in the capacity of public institutions in order to become more responsive to diverse constituents resettling in Phoenix, Arizona, under conditions of forced migration. The research is presented across four phases. In counterpoint to the prevailing narrative of South Sudanese as a people “in need,” the culmination of the chapter presents interviews with citizens across South Sudan. These interviews bear witness to communities’ self-determination that instead casts education not only as their responsibility, but also their desire—one to which they have historically committed significant resources. In this fourth phase, findings with community members in South Sudan are put in conversation with the previous three phases wherein South Sudanese refugees tell of their encounters with credentialing institutions in Phoenix.

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Refugee Education: Integration and Acceptance of Refugees in Mainstream Society
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-796-6

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 15 June 2021

The move comes amid heightened attention to the disputed border region after recent clashes in the area, and following calls by Sudan for the withdrawal of Ethiopian…

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Executive summary
Publication date: 25 May 2021

SUDAN/SOUTH SUDAN: Talks over Abyei may move slowly

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES261711

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Executive summary
Publication date: 9 September 2019

SUDAN/SOUTH SUDAN: Old ties could aid peace talks

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES246311

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Executive summary
Publication date: 25 October 2019

SUDAN/SOUTH SUDAN: Tough issues remain in border talks

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-ES247331

ISSN: 2633-304X

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