UNMISS and Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare organize workshop in Juba on service delivery to communities
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (MINUSS) recently partnered with the State Ministry of Gender, Children and Welfare in Central Equatoria to organize a one-day consultative workshop for development partners working on delivery of services to citizens of the state.
Main objective of the forum: To provide stakeholders with an overview of the strategic planning of resource allocation carried out by the State for this fiscal year and its impact on women, men and children residing in Equatoria central.
“Citizen participation in the budget process is essential to strengthen public ownership of national resources and stimulate the delivery of much-needed services to all communities,” said Peter Malir Biar, peace and human rights activist, attending the conference. ‘workshop.
“I believe this meeting brought together the right partners, people who work with grassroots communities. Now we are assured that the ministry is trying to build a better future for our children, ”he added.
For Zabib Musa, Executive Director, Islamic Development and Relief Agency (IDRA), the workshop provided organizations partnering with the ministry with much needed insight and information to improve people’s lives.
“I think after today we understand the long-term strategy of the ministry and can work better with them as partners,” Ms. Musa said. “We are sure that if we work together, the services we provide will reach the communities most in need of assistance, especially when it comes to supporting survivors of gender-based violence. “
For his part, Peter Daeta, Director General of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare, urged local partners not to duplicate their efforts and to come up with innovative approaches to strengthen state support. to citizens. “We also encourage participants to register with the state so that they know their activities and can monitor and track their operations,” he added.
Bullen Soro, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare, addressing the forum, stressed the need for skills development and vocational training among young people. “Young people are the future leaders of South Sudan and we must train them to be compassionate and participate in extending a helping hand to those less fortunate than them. This can only happen if we make sure our girls and boys are protected and educated, ”he said.
45 partner organizations participated in this forum which was supported by the Gender Unit of the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
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