DRI, work with communities alongside governmental institutions including, Parliament and Judiciary and private sectors in order to work toward inclusive development and peace across communities, intellectual, institutions. We work in partnership with civil societies as well as the international and national organizations (NGO), including the humanitarian clusters. This is to influence decision-makers to change public policies and practices in ways that will have a positive impact on the lives of men and women living in conflict and poverty in South Sudan. DRI field and desk research are done to out wage sources and elements of impending conflict and how to create sustainable peaceful society out of decades of wars. DRI advocacies ensure that implementation of broader concepts of peace, democracy and prosperity are coordinated and that a meaningful conflict transformation would addresses the barriers of state building and drivers of conflict in South Sudan. This strategy ensures prioritization of peaceful contact among communities and societies. This concept aims to strengthen constituencies’ governance and public participation on policies debates by empowering citizens to exercise their collective rights freely as an instrument for cohesion and healthy diversity governance in South Sudan. DRI works for integrative political accommodation and coordinated societal transformation through lectures and conferences at public institutions on peace, governance reform and development by building capacity of the next generation of young people and leadership to stand for peace and reconciliation and collective dealing with the “legacy of the past conflict”.


DRI prides in working towards gender equity, human rights, peace building, and nations and state building in order to attain a peaceful and better South Sudan.

Peace Building and Conflict prevention

  • Peace building and conflict transformation
  • Human rights protection
  • Environment and natural resources governance
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Media advocacy on national issues
  • Climate, environmental health and security
  • Refugee, IDPs, Forced Migrations and Human trafficking

  • Supporting Victims and survivors of human trafficking
  • Monitoring border crossing and supporting law enforcement authorities to protect migrants and ensure their rights in time transitions
  • Advocacy on Land rights and transitions to durable solution: policy and accountability, awareness raising and public sensitization
  • Governance and Institutional reforms

  • Bilateral advocacy with national government (Parliament, Executive and Judiciary)
  • Policy and Advocacy for governance and security
  • Extractive industry and transparency
  • Youth empowerment and vocational trainings
  • Women Peace and Security agenda

  • General Protection
  • Child protection
  • GBVs and survivors protection and supports
  • Women and girls rights in Societies
  • Women rights to land and properties (HLP)
  • Women economics empowerment
  • Transitional Justice and Rule of Law

  • Justice and Accountability (statutory and informal)
  • Land ownership, resources and transitional justice (Reparations, Truth seeking and accountability mechanism)
  • Truth seeking, Reconciliation and Healing
  • Restorative Justice mechanisms
  • Survivors and victims’ reparations
  • Searching of the disappeared and missing persons
  • Environment, Oil and Gas management

    Environment and wild life protection , Research and Innovation on environmental audits

    Strategic Research for Peaceful coexistences, Land rights and Nations Building Process

  • Conduct research on roots cause of poverty
  • Land rights, documentations and natural resources extraction and individual public ownership
  • Promote Development and community resilience
  • Constitutions development and economic justice
  • Policy and advocacy on human rights and accountability mechanisms –National and subnational legislation making bodies
  • Regional and international advocacy on atrocity prevention and rule of law
  • Community Mediation

  • Conduct research on roots cause of poverty
  • Dialogue and reconciliation on root cause of tension and conflicts
  • Conflict Transformation –Youth and local institutions support for recovery
  • Research on roots causes of violence conflict (Land, water, oil, borders) disputes mediation and awareness raising among policy makers and stakeholders at both subnational and national levels
  • Youth empowerment and development action plan for peace
  • Early warning and early respond on local hostilities (traditional and arms),
  • Human trafficking and victims of tortures and detention