Ngoriakou Joseph Riwongole

I am highly experienced practitioner and trainer of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. I have extensively been involved in the design and facilitation of various peacebuilding initiatives in different parts of East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan) including the highly effective People to People Peace project (3Ps) that was implemented by CRS after the 2007/8 Post Election Violence in Kenya. Experienced in Conflict management, Peace building, Human Rights Based Approaches to Development, experience in the working of civil society and government departments. I am experience program designing, Programme management and advocacy, social justice and gender equality. I have experienced in managing donor funded projects as well as deep understanding of working with donors such as, USAID, USAID, ECHO, UNDP, UN among others.

Currently, I am serving with the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as Civil affairs Officer in South Sudan. Some of my key duties include; maintaining contact with local government authorities, political leaders, traditional leaders, religious leaders, civil society groups and business people, as well as with representatives of local and international organisations and briefing them on the mandate and activities of UNMISS if so required. Providing analysis on conflict management (prevention, mitigation, resolution) including related political, security, social and economic developments, youth and gender-related issues or any other significant developments in order to identify trends within the area of responsibility (AOR), and in support of the mission’s overall protection of civilians mandate. Provide support to local level peace processes. Fostering confidence-building, dialogue, understanding and cooperation between parties and assisting local authorities with conflict management. Providing accurate, timely and factual daily, weekly and monthly reports on conflict management, protection of civilians and peace process activities within the area of responsibility and assisting with conducting VIP briefings and visits.

My previous engagements include work with the West Pokot County Government, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), RECONCILE International in South Sudan, Practical Action East Africa, Tegla Lorupe Peace Foundation and World Vison Kenya.