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CODEP/Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

Yambio, South Sudan
Joined September 2017

We work in mostly western side of south sudan. We training communities and individuals on root causes of conflict, training farmers and provision of tools, construct schools and train teachers etc.

Presence in: South Sudan
Focus: Citizenship, Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Health

The Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) is located in Western Equatoria State (WES) in South Sudan. The diocese covers 7 counties within the state including: Maridi; Ibba; Yambio; Nzara; Ezo; Tombura, and; Nagero.

The diocese comprises of 16 parishes which are grouped into the Western, Eastern and Central Deaneries. Over 1,000,000 people in the state are Catholic, which constitutes over 60% of the population. The region is very ethnically and culturally rich and diverse. The majority of the population is Azande with smaller numbers of Balanda, Baka, Mundu, Muru, Avukaya, and others.

In 1983, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) launched another armed rebellion against the Khartoum government. The SPLA/M took control of WES, including Yambio, in 1990. Much of the population including the clergy was once again forced to seek refuge in CAR and the DRC. Priests started returning to WES in 1992 and immediately began to rebuild and rehabilitate their pastoral and social programs.

On the 9th of January 2005, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in Nairobi, Kenya. The formal end to the conflict between the SPLA/M and Khartoum Government ushered a new opportunity for the diocese to increase its activities in reconstructing its dilapidated structures and programs according to the needs of the people of WES. This has been the cause for the establishment of CODEP to address the enormous needs in the after-mass of destruction.

People Associated With This Organization

Dominic Albino Batikayo

South Sudan  
CODEP/Catholic Organization for...
Joined September 2017
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Peace-building
I am a graduate of social science as well as other religious studies. I have 10 years of experiences in emergencies and programme operations, doing research and lecturing, community development, civil society engagement, and advocacy for and empowerment of South Sudanese. I facilitated inclusive community development activities including the formation and training of community-based organizations (CBOs) and HIV/AIDS focus groups, empowerment of marginalized individuals and groups, and support for local government engagement with communities. . I understand very well the cultural values and complexity of issues in this country and fluent in English, Juba Arabic, and some French.
Dominic Albino Batikayo is the network champion (main point of contact) for CODEP/Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.

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