Live Locally, Grow Globally

What's NEW

Society, Politics, Economics, Law 
Seminars & Symposiums

Independence for Southern Sudan? Humanitarian Assistance and the Destination of the Referendum

2010-12-18 (Sat) 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

GLOCOL will hold a symposium on Independence for Southern Sudan? Humanitarian Assistance and the Destination of the Referendum on Saturday, December 18.

In November 2011, a referendum as to whether the Southern Sudan will become independent or remain in the united Sudan will take place in the Southern Sudan. If the majority of voters are in favor of independence, Southern Sudan will achieve independence as a sovereign country.

Six years ago, in January 2005, the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement. This ended the civil war that had lasted 22 years between the north and south and made possible the start of approaches to rehabilitation of the war-torn area and peace building. Furthermore, based on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, an interim government was established in the north and south, respectively. After a preparation period of 6 years, a referendum on independence is to be conducted. The interim period is now coming to an end. During the last 6 years, international society, including Japan, has provided various humanitarian assistance to help rehabilitate and build peace in Southern Sudan.

In this symposium, we will first hear from a researcher who conducted field work in the Southern Sudan will analyze the 6-year interim period and the referendum situation.

Second, the Japanese non-governmental organization which was sent there to provide humanitarian assistance by the Japan Platform will speak about results of humanitarian activities and prospect for future assistance.

In the panel discussion that follows, the prospect of referendum and the possibility of humanitarian assistance will be on the agenda.


Date: Saturday, December 18, 2010, 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Venue: East Hall 1, TKP Otemachi Conference Center (Risona Maruha Building, 18th floor, 1-1-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Admission is free. Registration is required; however, space permitting, admission on the day of the seminar is possible.

Program

  • 2:00 p.m. -- Opening greetings
  • 2:10 p.m. -- Part 1: "Sudan after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Referendum in Sudan" (30 minutes), KURIMOTO Eisei, Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
  • 2:40 p.m. -- Part 2: Humanitarian Assistance by NGO in Southern Sudan

(45 minutes)

  • ITAKURA Junko, Japan Platform
  • SAITO Masaharu, Peace Winds Japan
  • KONO Hiroshi, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan
  • 3:30 p.m. -- Break
  • 3:40 p.m. -- Part 3:  Panel discussion "Humanitarian Assistance and the Destination of the Referendum"
  • 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. -- Question and Answer Session

Panelists
  • ITO Mari, World Vision Japan
  • KURIMOTO Eisei, Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
  • NATORI Ikuko, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan
  • WATANABE Keiko, Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID)

  • How to apply: By email, please send your name, the name of your organization, your telephone number and email address to GLOCOL [See address below].


    Date: 2010-12-18 (Sat) 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Organizer: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University, Japan Platform (JPF)
    URL: http://www.glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp/research/101218.html
    Contact: Osaka University Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL)
    jimu@glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp

    Back to top