Technical Supporting for Repatriation and Rehabilitation and
Technical Training Young Returnees for Reconstruction of South Sudan / Conflict Prevention through Peace Conversation
(source: "JVC Annual Report - 2009 report / 2010 plan", Feb 2011)
Since the war’s inception over two decades, more than 4 million people have fled internally or to the neighbouring countries. The war left serous damage all over South Sudan. In 2005, a Comprehensive Peace Agreement was concluded between SPLM and NCP, and a repatriation programme was started in cooperation with the UN agencies, International NGOs, and GoSS (Govt. of South Sudan).
By June 2009, 330,000 refugees were repatriated to their homeland safely. Major towns in South Sudan have become active through various rehabilitation projects, yet almost all returnees and local people are having a difficult time adjusting because many migrants from the neighbouring countries occupy the job opportunities.
Summary of activities
(1)Technical Support for Repatriation and Training Course in the Automotive Workshop - Juba, South Sudan
2009 Annual Report
1. Technical Support in the Automotive Workshop
JVC continued to repair and maintain cars, which are utilized for repatriation and rehabilitation assistance from the neighbouring countries to the homeland, that belong to the UNHCR, INGOs and GoSS. Incoming vehicles have increased from about 10 cars at the start of the program, to about 50 cars per month 2009.
2. Technical Training Course for Returnees
JVC accepted young returnees from refugee camps as trainees and encouraged the development of tangible skill to help lead in the overall rehabilitation of South Sudan.
In this one year term, 18 trainees including 2 females and 2 Ethiopian refugees completed the training programme.
Since 2006, 32 trainees in total (28 males and 4 females) have completed the course and they have started to work in South Sudan. Some of them work at GoSS as mechanics.
Also JVC accepted the current staff of another NGOs, the UN agencies and GoSS to take a short-term training program. 7 drivers from 4 agencies participated in this training. All of them improved their skills and surely understood the value of such chances. The agencies which sent drivers seemed appreciative for the training opportunities for their workers. As a result, they are glad to change their posture for working.
In preparation for the handing over daily operations of the workshop from JVC, we especially concentrated on improving the administration of the workshop. This focus included the accounting system, management and stock ordering system, customer management, labor management and more.
2010 Annual Plan
In 2010, the workshop will be run by a Sudanese NGO. However JVC will provide consultation when requested or needed.
(2)Conflict Prevention through Peace Conversation - South Kordfan State
2010 Annual Plan
JVC is now planning its next projects and areas of operation. JVC has decided that the former project has accomplished its specific goals in South Sudan. The next area of operation is going to be some rural areas in the South Kordfan State. This state is called a ‘Transitional Area’, belonging neither to the ‘North’ or ‘South’ because of CPA 2005.
Damage from the civil war is a serious problems even until now. There are potential risks of renewed conflict among the local people because various people live in the region. JVC plans to promote productive and trustworthy relationships between peoples in this area.