Our Programs & Projects Our programs are guided by eight thematic areas of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through our programs, we are determined to create awareness of the impacts of war and conflicts while exploring implementable strategies to eradicating the conflicts. Our causes focus on Food Security and Livelihood Improvement, Health and Nutrition,Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Education, Child Protection, Mental Health and Psychosocial, Social Justice and Gender Empowerment, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program Home Programs Food Security and Livelihood Improvement Program Acute food insecurity is rampant in South Sudan, especially to the homeless and IDPs. The situation has been worsened by the current pandemic crisis (COVID-19), which has reduced movement activities and run down the country’s economics. Our food security programs have centred on fish farming, and we aim to reach out to South Sudanese who are dependent on livestock and food crop farmers. We are committed to ensuring improved food security and livelihoods among communities through crop and horticulture production (SDG 2: Zero Hunger). Health and Nutrition Program South Sudan faces a poor critical nutrition and hunger situation. The 2020 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification report stated that almost 1.4 million children (5 years and below) are more prone to suffer from acute malnutrition. We aim to reduce the number of malnourished women and children by 40 percent. We, therefore, strive to provide accessible healthcare facilities to the South Sudanese communities (SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being). Education Program The war in South Sudan has affected learning, and most schools have been closed due to civil wars and conflicts. We are focused on creating a peaceful environment and co-existence that will enable all the school-going children and students to get back to school and continue their studies. Our focus is to ensure that the South Sudanese children, women, youth and men get an opportunity to both academic and skilled knowledge for economic growth and poverty eradication (SDG 4: Quality Education). Social Justice and Gender Empowerment Program We support victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) to access the legal justice systems. Counselling and guidance are also provided to SGBV survivors by our team of counsellors. Our advocacy and outreach activities have concentrated on the effects and impacts of SGBV. SGBV initiatives have been successfully conducted through policy gender mainstreaming campaigns, awareness creation, social justice, capacity building and advocacy programs (SDG 5: Gender Equality). Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program We provide essential clean water to about 340 South Sudanese people living in places far away from water points, lake and river Nile (SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation). Menstrual hygiene for women and girls has also been our core focus. We have distributed over 1500 feminine hygiene/sanitary pads to women and girls within our geographical areas of focus. Child Protection Program Our child protection program centres on developing an effective child tracing, identification and re-unification model that will bring together children separated from their families due to wars and emergencies. This program is designed to foster family unity and togetherness. Our caseworkers, community elders and project team are devoted to our child protection response strategies. Through the program, NILECAPD advocates for safe relocation in emergency and conflict situations to prevent separation. Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Program We aim to spearhead peacebuilding and conflict resolution initiatives (SDG 16: Peace Justice and Strong Institutions). We have implemented the various capacity-building and peacebuilding programs in our target locations. To ensure effective conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes, we have created reconciliation and negotiation teams and leaders whose role is to consultatively engage and interact with the community for feasible and peaceful solutions. Mental Health and Psychosocial Program Our Mental Health and Psychosocial Program focuses on reducing the social and psychological stresses that are common to victims of the ongoing civil strife, sexual and gender based violence in South Sudan. To ensure resilience and reduce vulnerability, we have put in place effective coping strategies to help SGBV and war victims.