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Thudan James Gai is a South Sudanese researcher and peacebuilding expert, currently working as a Peasebuilding Adviser with the Peacebuilding Opportunities Fund (POF) in South Sudan’s Unity State.

Previously, he worked as a research consultant at Saferworld and Amnesty International in 2019 and 2018 respectively, and as a Senior Program Officer and Field Manager for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) from 2009-2014. Thudan holds a Bachelor's Degree n Democracy and Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, a Masters in Public Administration and Management from St. Lawrence University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Peace and Development Studies at the University of Juba.

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Two young Sudanese boys with livestock in the drylands (c) Mercy Corps Publications and resources

This report looks at volatility in South Sudan's drylands, and discusses the short-term strategies pastoralists use when responding to emerging threats and the longer-term changes to their priorities.

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Cattle outside Bentiu town in South Sudan. Blog

Covid-19 and pandemic responses have affected farmers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in South Sudan in many different ways. SPARC interviewed some of the people impacted.

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