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South Sudan: prospects for peace and development evidence session

11 January 2012

International Development Committee question Save the Children UK, Tearfund, International Rescue Committee UK, Overseas Development Institute and the Episcopal Church of Sudan, Lambeth Palace, the Diocese of Salisbury, on South Sudan and the challenges facing that country

Parliament TV: South Sudan: The Birth of a Nation and the Prospects for Peace and Development

Inquiry: South Sudan: The Birth of a Nation and the Prospects for Peace and Development

 

Tuesday 17 January 2012, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am:

Save the Children UK
Melinda Young, Director of Programme Development & Advocacy
Emily Speers-Mears, Senior Conflict and Fragile States Adviser

Tearfund
Robert Schofield, Disaster Management Director

International Rescue Committee UK
Clea Khan, Head of Policy and Advocacy

At 11.30am:

Overseas Development Institute
Dr Sara Pantuliano, Head of Humanitarian Policy Group

Episcopal Church of Sudan and UK partners, Lambeth Palace, the Diocese of Salisbury 
Rebecca Adelaide Coleman, International Coordinator in the Office of Archbishop Deng, Episcopal Church of Sudan
Canon Ian Woodward, Diocese of Salisbury

This is the first evidence session of the Committee’s inquiry into South Sudan, the newest country in the world. The Committee visited South Sudan in early December. NGOs that operate in the country, faith-based organisations and other experts will tell the Committee about the current challenges facing the country and what action should be taken by the UK Government.


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