The Sudans have experienced decades of violent conflict but also decades of attempts by actors to forge peace, including at the local level. These peace agreements do not necessarily end conflict but can be an important part of reshaping power and remaking the rules of war and peace. This project looks at histories of local peace-making in South Sudan over time. We do this through a collection of smaller research projects by a variety of researchers.
This includes research on local peace agreements in Abyei by Martin Ochaya, research on local peace agreements in the Equatorias by Leben Moro, research on civil society’s role in IGAD negotiations on South Sudan by David Deng, and research on peace negotiations in Gogrial by Naomi Pendle and Wol Athuai.