Thursday, November 5, 2009
Dear friends, family and others….
Welcome to my new blog. This time I will be sharing with you my experiences in South Sudan.
I travelled to South Sudan in October 2009 to work with Danish Red Cross as an Organisational Development Delegate. This means that I will be working directly with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) South Secretariat in guiding capacity building efforts in order for the secretariat to offer needed support to the branch offices in South Sudan.
I will be working and living in two different towns. Firstly, I will be in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Here the South Secretariat of the Sudanese Red Crescent is based and I will be working with the staff here. Secondly, I will be working in Wau town where Danish Red Cross is supporting a SRCS programme on community-based primary health care.
With this blog I will try to share some of my experiences from daily life in South Sudan, both professionally and personally. To the extent possible I will also try to include some information about the development situation in the country and insights into local life here. For the more political aspects of this interesting country I am positive that the media will cover this plenty in the coming years, so I will try to steer clear of those issues in my blog.
Finally, I will do my best to update this blog regularly – inshallah!