Realising South Sudan’s Peace Deal, Chatham House, London


South Sudan’s new power sharing government must be formed by 22 February 2020, as specified in the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS). There have been two extensions to this process already, reflecting the continued distrust among leaders and the complexity of the conflict.

Teohna Williams, CEO Business Plan for Peace, will be chairing a panel discussion which will focus on the latest deadline for the formation of the transitional government (22 February) and the key contentious topics underlying the implementation of the peace agreement (the number of states and Security Sector Reform processes).

The three speakers on the panel covering different topics include:

  • Miklos Gosztonyi,  NRC’s South Sudan conflict analyst. He will be provide an overview of the post deadline situation.
  • Matthew Pritchard – a housing, land, and property rights specialist at McGill University in Canada. He will speak on the question of the number of states, focusing on the impacts of territorial disputes and risks of potential violence.
  • Joshua Craze, a writer who has worked on South Sudan since 2008 – is the third panellist. He will present on SSR processes during the R-ARCSS and how the peace process is part of the political economy of the war.

For more information about the event please go to the Chatham House website.