UNITAR South Sudan Fellowship 2017

The UNITAR South Sudan Fellowship Programme 2017 Cycle targets 20 junior-mid level representatives from the public sector, private sector, civil society organizations, media organizations and academic institutions in South Sudan. The programme is a six-month-long initiative tailored to the needs and realities of South Sudan. Incorporating four workshops, two in Juba, South Sudan, one in Entebbe, Uganda and one in Hiroshima, Japan, the workshops are linked by asynchronous training modules, utilizing UNITAR’s unique blended learning training methodologies. Focusing on project development and implementation, this year’s programme offers 20 South Sudanese scholarship that examines youth leadership and entrepreneurship in the context of South Sudan. Each workshop focused on a specific area relevant to participants needs assessments. The training culminated in Fellows planning their own project proposals. In preparation during the training, one participant remarked that, “the assignments and group discussions helped us identify requirements to run projects successfully [and] empowered us to carry out our official assignments more appropriately.”

Fellows are selected through a highly competitive selection process, ensuring diversity and gender balance among finalists. Through the programme, Fellows also become versed in youth leadership, and social entrepreneurship, aiming to develop the individual capacity to become a leader in their respective organization to contribute to the sustainable recovery and development of their country. The programme also encourages peer learning, knowledge sharing, and the formation of a network of like-minded colleagues and friends across all sectors. Juma Charles Simon Geri, a Fellow representing the South Sudan Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture, said, “I learned important skills on how to develop a project proposal that will help me do my job well and improve the overall performance of my organization.”

Learning Objectives

  • Outline what entrepreneurship is, and why it is important for today’s South Sudan;
  • Outline steps in setting a climate for entrepreneurship success;
  • Identify the attributes of high performing teams;
  • Discuss the processes behind designing, undertaking, and reporting on, a needs assessment;
  • Explain stakeholder identification and engagement practices;
  • Apply effective communication techniques;
  • Discuss the concept of servant leadership;
  • Define their leadership legacy, outlining the positive impact they will have on South Sudan;
  • Illustrate effective project planning processes.

Key Documents and Links

Orientation Session Presentation (PDF)

Fellow's List (PDF)

Fellow's Biography (PDF)

Fellow's Final Projects (PDF)

Project Completion Report (PDF)

Workshop II - Entebbe, Uganda - News / Agenda (PDF) / Assignment (PDF)

Workshop III - Hiroshima/Tokyo, Japan - News / Agenda (PDF) / Assignment (PDF)

Photo: Workshop III of the 2017 Cycle