research product . Other ORP type . 2020

Crucial, but vulnerable: The role of Chiefs in COVID response and conflict resolution

Santschi, Martina;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Chiefs play a critically important role in communities' right across South Sudan. They play a vital role in settling disputes, preventing armed conflict and fostering peace within and between communities. As the key intermediaries between local communities and higher levels of government, UN agencies and international NGOs, they have an essential role to play in informing, sensitizing and mobilizing community members around critical social issues, such as COVID-19. However, due to their age many chiefs are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. This blog explores these issues, and offers recommendations for aid actors on how they can work with chiefs in conflict s...
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