South Sudan gained independence in July 2011 as the world's newest nation with high hopes for the future. However, it descended into turmoil in December 2013 and then again in July 2016. Due to decades of civil war with northern Sudan and crisis in recent years, the country remains underdeveloped without adequate basic social services, and living conditions of the people remain extremely poor. Moreover, consolidation of peace and unity is one of the top priorities of the country.
JICA has been supporting the development of South Sudan since before its independence. After opening its office in Juba, JICA has worked in partnerships with the Government of South Sudan for the peace and development of the country. Toward development with trust for peace and unity, JICA is implementing its programs in four focus areas in South Sudan: 1) Improvement of basic economy and social infrastructure; 2) Development of alternative industries; 3) Improvement of basic living and livelihood; and 4) Strengthening governance and security.
|November 17, 2020||Message from the Chief Representative|
|November 25, 2019||Complete the Project for Institutional Capacity Development of South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC)|
|September 2, 2019||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with South Sudan: Project for Youth Empowerment through Sports for Peace Promotion (YES for Peace)|
|June 11, 2019||Freedom Bridge: Towards prosperity of South Sudan after overcoming two times suspension|
|May 9, 2019||Promoting peace and security through police - community dialogue|
|December 16, 2020||President Kitaoka visited Maebashi City and Kanra Town, Gunma Prefecture: encouragement to South Sudanese track and field athletes training for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics|
|April 28, 2020||【Sports for the future Vol.4】 Women’s empowerment and peace building through sports|
|December 3, 2019||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with South Sudan: Support for enhanced customs modernization|
|January 30, 2019||JICA President Kitaoka Visits South Sudan: By Meeting with Government Dignitaries and Visiting ODA Project Sites, He Reaffirms the Results of Japanese Cooperation and the Importance of Cooperation on Peace Promotion and Development of South Sudan|