The #NxGenSouthSudan campaign articulates the views of the SSYLF, which were endorsed during a two-day meeting in Nairobi in 9-10 January 2017. These resolutions have been synthesised into propositions covering political strategy to guide the country out of conflict and the technical policies for reconstituting the state from the perspective of the youth (75% of South Sudan’s population is under the age of 30 years).
These technical policies are articulated in five policy notes (which will be published here shortly):
- Economic Reform and Recovery,
- Rethinking Approaches to Governance,
- Addressing Famine and Humanitarian Crisis,
- Envisioning Security Sector Reform, and
- National Dialogue and Peace-building.
The notes also tackle the critical question of how such overreaching reforms can be sequenced and effectively executed. The policy notes aim to provoke an informed debate so that all the people of South Sudan are well equipped to effectively participate in the political transformation taking shape in their country and that the regional partners are well informed to better help them.