Dr. John Apuruot Akec was appointed Vice Chancellor for the University of Juba, the oldest and largest public university in South Sudan in March 2014. From May 2010 to March 2014, Dr. Akec was the Vice Chancellor of the newly established University of Northern Bahr-El-Ghazel. From 2007, Dr. Akec was Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department and Deputy Director of the Centre for Computer Studies, University of Juba. He graduated with B.Sc (Honours) in Applied Physics and Electronics from the University of Gezira in 1985. He obtained Master of Science in Systems Engineering from University of Wales College of Cardiff (UK) in1992. Akec was awarded a Doctorate of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2000. In 2005, he was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Innovation by the University of Manchester, UK. Dr. Akec’s work experience include employment at Khartoum Radiation and Isotopes Centre, Ministry of Health, Khartoum (1986-87), University of Juba (1987-90), University of Central England in Birmingham (1993-1994), University of Warwick, (1999-2000), University of Salford (2000-2002). He was visiting Lecturer at School of Engineering University of Birmingham (2002-2003). He also worked as freelance analyst for mobile phone market in Africa for Juniper Research limited (2006). Akec held memberships in a number of international professional bodies that include Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK), Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Computer Society, and Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr. Akec outside the academic community writes about social and political environment pertaining to Sudan in general and South Sudan in particular. He is a regular contributor to Sudan Tribune online, and Citizen Newspaper. Since 2006, Dr. Akec has been writing in a popular blog bearing his name. John Akec is also the founding chairperson of Academics and Researchers Forum for Development, an academic-led think-tank and advocacy forum registered as non-governmental organization in South Sudan.
John Akec was recipient of World CSR Day Africa Education Leadership Award for 2012.
Akec’s research interests include fuzzy logic control, robotics, e-governance, usable design, image processing, environmental innovation and sustainable development, petroleum governance, and higher education planning.
- Akec, J., and Steiner, S.J. “A Self-Organising Controller for a Robotic System Using Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Logic”, Proceedings of Second Annual Symposium of Postgraduate Research, School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK, April 1996, pp 19-24.
- Akec, J., and Steiner, S.J. “Adaptive Stabilisation of a Robotic System by Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Logic”, Advances in Manufacturing Technology X, Proceedings of Twelfth National Conference on Manufacturing Research, University of Bath, UK, September 1996, pp 181-185.
- Akec, J., and Steiner, S.J. “Parameter and Rule Learning for Fuzzy Logic Control Systems Using Genetic Algorithms”, IEE Colloquium on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Savoy Palace, UK, London, Digest No. 96/198, October 1996, pp 7/1-7/4.
- Akec, J., and Steiner, S.J. “Framework for Implementation of Vision-Based Fuzzy Logic Navigational Algorithms for a Mobile Robot”, Proceedings of the SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 2904, 1996, pp 310-319.
- Akec, J., and Steiner, S.J. “Genetic Algorithms-Based Parameter and Rule Learning for Fuzzy Logic Control System”, IEE 5th International Conference on Factory 2000, Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK, April 1997, pp325-328.
- Akec, J., and Steiner, S.J. “Control of Unstable Plant with the Help of Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms”, Proceedings of Third Annual Symposium of Postgraduate Research, School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK, April 1997, pp 19-24.
- Akec, J., and Steiner, S.J. “Visual Guidance of Mobile Robotic Vehicles with Fuzzy Logic- Some Implementation Issues to Resolve”, Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium of Postgraduate Research, School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK, April 1997, pp 43-48.
- Akec, J., and Steiner, S.J., Stenger, F. “An Experimental Visual Feedback Control System for Tracking Application Using a Robotic Manipulator”, Proceedings of 24th Annual Conference IEEE Industrial Electronics, IECON’98, Achen, Germany, August 31- September 4, 1998.
- Akec, J., and Steiner, S.J. “A Supervised Behaviour-Based System for Intelligent Vehicle Cruise Control”, 6th UK Workshop on Fuzzy Systems, Brunel University, Uxbridge, September 8-9, 1999, pp 139-144.
- Akec, J.A., Neural Network Control of Inverted Pendulum, Unpublished Master’s Dissertation, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1992.
- Akec, J.A. Optimisation Methods for Fuzzy Logic Control Systems for Use in Robotics, Unpublished PhD Thesis, School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2000.
- Akec, J.A., Mathematical Modelling of Soil and Groundwater Contamination from Industrial and Urbanisation Sources, Unpublished Master’s Dissertation, School of Environmental and Earth Science, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Manchester, 2005.
- Akec,J.A.. Towards Thoughtful Design, a paper presented at University of Khartoum Golden Anniversary of founding of School of Architecture, November 2007.
- Akec, J.A. “Confederation: A better tool for good neighborliness and prosperous relationship between Sudan and South Sudan” in UNISCI (Unit on Research on International Security and Cooperation, Complutence University of Madrid Discussion Papers (ISBN 1696 – 2206), October 2013, available at http://pendientedemigracion.ucm.es/info/unisci/revistas/UNISCIDP33-NUMERO%20ENTERO.pdf
- Akec, J.A, Higher Education in South Sudan, Sudan Studies, Sudan Studies Society of UK, Number 46, July 2012.
- Akec, John, Poverty Reduction through Human Resources Development and Training in Economy of Reconstruction and Development, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Editors, Abraham Match Dhal and Samson Wassara), December 2013.
Vice Chancellor’s Staff
Tel: +211 (0) 977 129 933; +211 (0) 954 190 831
- Worked for the Upper Nile Trading and Services Company, a Branch of Equatoria Development Corporation
- Gained a certificate in secretarial studies
- Worked for the University of Juba as a secretary at the Personnel Secretary Office; transferred to the Office of the College of Art, Music and Drama
- Certificate in Computer Training at MTC
- Office of the Principal
- Transferred to the Office of the Vice Chancellor as secretary
- Traveled to the U.S.A for studies Tour
Tel: +211 (0) 911 233 680; +211 (0) 977 185 451
Areas of Expertise
- Development Education
- Anti-corruption initiatives
- Public Sector and NGO Institutional Capacity Building
- Post Conflict Environments
- Peace building and Reconciliation
- Monitoring Government Effectiveness
- Strategic Planning/and Policy Analysis
- Training and Capacity Building
- Research and Writing
- Proposal Development
- Grant Management
- Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
Co-founder, elected Chairperson and CEO, of the Sudanese Women’s Association in Nairobi (SWAN). More than seventy five percent of the appointed female political leaders in the first government of South Sudan at the country, state and national levels, were active members and direct beneficiaries of SWAN. The Association also became a bridge for the peace process between the North and South Sudan and among the warring groups of South Sudanese nationals.
From 2006-2011, served as the Chairperson of the South Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission (equivalent to a central government ministerial portfolio). Created the platform for the elaboration, roll out and establishment of a coordinated multi-level engagement strategy to advance the Government of South Sudan’s programmatic priorities to enhance its Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan. Forged strategic partnerships and stimulated programmatic innovations, which maximized overall, impact across various stakeholder groups.
Founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the African Research and Resource Forum, Nairobi, Kenya; a core member of the Strategic Economic Development Forum, Juba, South Sudan; co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the National Women Development Initiative; founder and Director, Sudan Relief and Development Agency (SURDA); the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Sudd Institute, Juba South Sudan; the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the South Sudan Pensions Fund (SSPF).
Established the Sociology Department at Kenyatta University in Kenya and was its academic and administrative head for four years. Worked at the University of Bahr el Ghazal, Wau, South Sudan in 2012/2013 as a Professor of Sociology and Director of Institutional Development, Research and Alumni Affairs. Currently, I am the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, at the University of Juba, and the only full female professor at the University level in South Sudan.
2013-present: Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Juba, South Sudan. Responsible for all academic administrative issues related to over 500 academic faculty members and just over 8,000 students.
2012- 2013: Chairperson, Board of Directors, the Sudd Institute, Juba, South Sudan.
2013-present: Executive Director, the Sudd Institute, Juba, South Sudan.
The Sudd Institute is an independent research organization that conducts and facilitates research and training to inform public policy and practice, to create opportunities for discussion and debate, and to improve analytical capacity in South Sudan. The Sudd Institute’s intention is to significantly improve the quality, impact and accountability of local, national and international policy and decision-making in South Sudan in order to promote a more peaceful, just and prosperous society
2012-2014: Professor of Sociology and Director, Institutional Development, Research and Alumni Affairs, University of Bahr El Ghazal, Wau, South Sudan.
With the support of the University Senate, through participatory processes, with a wide range of stakeholder groups (including government and non-state actors), developed the Master Plan for the expansion of the University of Bahr el Ghazal.
2006-2011: Chairperson, South Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission (SSACC), National Ministerial Portfolio, Juba, South Sudan.
Led the elaboration, roll out, establishment and implementation of a coordinated multi-level engagement strategy to advance the Government of South Sudan’s Programmatic priorities to enhance its Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan. Strategy fostered institutional, policy and financial sustainability.
Institutional: Strengthened the capacity of political leaders and civil servants across the nation to build a functioning democracy. Anti-corruption officers formed an institutionalized link between citizens and policy makers around an agenda of development issues, crucial for democratic governance in South Sudan. SSACC supported the national staff and institutions in their potential to become sustainable state and county institutions fostering democratic reforms and putting in place checks and balances for inclusive social, economic and cultural rights. Ensured increased local ownership and enforced the sustainability of actions outside the government through the establishment of consultative council with representatives from wider stakeholder groups. These groups evaluated the progress and direction of anti corruption activities in their localities. The councils were also used as a sounding board to develop priorities for follow up actions. Over time, the local governments would develop the capacities needed to set own programs to assure transparency and accountability in their geographic spaces.
Policy: Strategic guidelines of SSACC served as the main guideline or reference for each office, to formulate strategies that had a sustainable impact on the behavior and functioning of the institutions as a whole. Staff trainings internalized sound analysis and policy formulation within the ten states of South Sudan.
Financial: Developed systems, processes and systems to ensure the sustainability of core fundraising and budgeting mechanisms.
Additional responsibilities with SSACC: Conducted investigations, trained institutions, negotiated return of resources by citizens and non-citizens, trained law enforcement and military personnel, worked with parliamentarians and the executive and the legislature to give understanding and guidance on issues of transparency and accountability. Facilitated the building of effective partnerships and linkages between and among inter-governmental agencies and the private sector. Ensured that proposal development and related processes, including standardized approaches for budget, procurement, personnel recruitment, capacity building and program monitoring were developed and mainstreamed. Led communications and advocacy initiatives at all levels of South Sudanese society and the international community and ensured that anti-corruption awareness creation across the Republic of South Sudan was realized.
1993-1997: Founder and Head of the Development of Sociology, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Established the Department of Sociology at Kenyatta University in Kenya. Supported its organizational sustainability and resilience. Served as its academic and administrative head. Ensured that curriculum was developed, faculty recruited, classes taught, monitored and evaluated. Member of the University Senate and head of the Committee on Student Affairs.
1997-1999: Advisor to the Government of Tanzania Kagera Region, Tanzania
Provided technical expertise in developing relationships between international humanitarian organizations, Tanzania Government Officials, local Tanzanian communities and Rwandan refugee communities during the genocide and the immediate months that followed. Created alignment between local government priorities and national plans. Defined how each community would work within the Tanzania government’s legal framework and the needs of the local communities and the refugees. Facilitated discussions and brokered agreements between the various stakeholders (donors, Tanzanian civil servants, local Tanzanians and Rwandan refugees). Developed a strategic plan that defined roles, responsibilities and engagement of all stakeholders.
1993-2005: Co-founder, Elected Chairperson and CEO, Sudanese Women’s Association in Nairobi (SWAN), Nairobi, Kenya
Established an organization that nurtured human and institutional development of many current women political leaders in South Sudan. Mentored and supported the educational, socio-economic and political development of over 800 South Sudanese women and over 3,000 children in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Resourced psychological counselling, skill development, formal and informal education, economic facilities (small loans). Encouraged the culture of the South Sudanese community to thrive.
1993-2005: Senior Development Consultant to:
- The World Bank/Government to Kenya
- Governments of Tanzania and Uganda
- Several international organizations: action Aid, ATMS International, CARE, Caritas, DHV, Mennonite Central Committee, Pan-African Foundation, Trocaire, UNDP, UNESCO, and World Vision International
Areas of focus included: building sustainable partnerships and organizations, sociological research, baseline and final project evaluations, democracy and governance, training and capacity building (organizational development, strategic planning, coordination and collaboration partnering).
- Lecturer, University of the West Indies
- Consultant in Anglophone and Dutch speaking Caribbean countries on information technology and communication strategies and their application to development programs
1992 Advanced courses in Quantitative Research strategies, Exploratory Data Analysis, Statistical Program Use Word Processing: McGill (Canada) and Kenyatta (Kenya) Universities.
1983 PhD International Development Education, Stanford University, California, USA
1978 MA in Sociology, Stanford University, California, USA
1978 MA in Education, Stanford University, California, USA
1970 BA in Education, Bluffton College, Ohio, USA
- Mainstreaming Women in Development Initiatives in the Sudan During the Interim Period, IGAD/UNIFEM, Nairobi, Kenya.
- Engaging in Post War Sudan: Pre-Assessment Study for Action Aid International Re-entry into Sudan, AAI, Nairobi Kenya.
- Impact of a Decade of Peace Training in the Countries of the Great Lakes Region of Africa, 2005. Quaker Service, Norway.
- An Evaluation of the Work of St. Patrick’s Missionaries in South Sudan (Lotimore) 2003. Torit Diocese, Eastern Equatorial State, South Sudan.
- Alternative Education Strategies for Ugandan Primary School Enrollment, 2002, UNDP/MOE, Kampala, Uganda.
- Envisioning the Mennonite Churches in Africa in the next Decade, 2002. Mennonite Central Committee, Pennsylvania, USA and Winnipeg, Canada.
- Access to Higher Education, Performance, Equity and Gender Issues in Kenya, 1996, World Bank/ Government of Kenya.
- Kagera Region Action Plan for Socio-Economic Development, 1997-1998, Prime Minister’s Office, Dares-Salaam, Tanzania.
- Lakes State Action Plan for Socio-economic Development 1999, Panacar, Yirol, South Sudan.
- A Gender Assessment Study of Micro-enterprise Development in Nyanza Province, 1995. Care International, Nairobi, Kenya.
- Mid-term Evaluation: Morulum Drought Intervention and Development Project, 1993. USAID/World Vision International Nairobi, Kenya.
- Management Training for Rural Development: End of Project Evaluation, 1992. Care International/Pan-Afcon/DHV, Nairobi, Kenya.
- Prioritizing Research Issues and Soliciting Funds for Capacity Building, 1992. Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
- AIDS in Paradise: Bukoba Baseline Survey, 1991. World Vision International, Arusha, Tanzania. Child Survival Project: Kahama Baseline Survey, 1990. World Vision International, Arusha, Tanzania.
- Future Trends for African Youths, 1990. Scouts International, Geneva, Switzerland.
- BaselineSurvey, Ogbomosho South, Nigeria, 1989. ATMS International, Nairobi, Kenya.
- National Profile of Zero-Six Year Olds in Kenya, 1989, with Dr. Ruthie Rono et al. High Scope International, Yipsilanti, Michigan, USA.
- An Evaluation of Early Childhood Education in Kenya, 1989, with Dr. N.O.Gakuri et al; Kenya Institute of Education, Nairobi, Kenya.
- Educational Research Priorities in Kenya, 1988, with Dr. Saroni Ole Sena, Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya.
- Social Consequences of Educational Expansion Without Structural Change in Dependent Capitalist Countries: the Case of Jamaica, 1983. PhD Dissertation, Stanford University, California, USA.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration & Finance:
Prof. Alfred Sebit Lokuji
Tel: +211 (0) 955 213 353; +211 (0) 926 591 691
Registrar, Administration & Finance
& Associate Professor, Department of Animal Production:
Dr. Salah Khatir Jubarah
Tel:+211 (0) 956 403 835; +211 (0) 910 706 637
My research interests are in poultry production and technology, ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition (nutrients bioavailability, meat yield and quality evaluation), as well as, in value chain development.
- A National Consultant to Livestock – South Sudan NICHE/SDN/097, Project: Up-grading of Marial Lou Livestock Training Centre (2013 to date).
- Facilitated and drafted a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the National Veterinary Policy, National Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries RSS 2013 (VSF-Belgium 2013)
- Formulated a number of Cooperative Project Proposals for the Work Brigade Unit 2013 (including Shoat and Beef Feedlots, Vegetables and Crop Production, Fisheries, Poultry and Bakery Coop Project Proposals as alternative to classical DDR).
- National Consultant. Strategic Plan Development for the Greater Bahr-Elghazal States’ Ministries of Animal Resource and Fisheries.FAO/TCO. SPCRP. OSRO/SUD/623/MUL (9-10/2012).
- Jubarah, S. K., Davis, R. H and Lado, M. M. (2016). Effect of Wet Mash with or Without Added Phytase on Phytate-P Availability: In Vitro Hydrolysis of Phytate. In press.
- Lado, M. M., Jubarah, S. K and Ochi, E. B. (2015). Estimation of dressing percentage and carcass traits on slaughter weights of Sudanese zebu cattle. International Journal of bioassay. 4.12:4632-4635.
- Lado, M. M., Jubarah, S. K and Ochi, E. B. (2015). A case study on major constrains of small ruminants’ management in Juba county central Equatoria State South Sudan. International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology. 2:785-789.
- Lado, M. M., Jubarah, S. K and AbbdelMajed, H. S. (2015). A study on physical egg quality characteristics of exotic and indigenous poultry breeds in Juba town South Sudan. International Journal of bioassay. 4.11:4578-4581.
- Jubarah, S. K and Davis, R. H. (2012). Effect of phytase and protease supplemented plant- based diet on growing chicks’ performance. WPC2012 – Salvador – Bahia – Brazil • 5 – 9 August – 2012.World Poultry Science Journal, Supplement 1:287-.290.
- Jubarah, S. K., Davis, R. H and Mellingasuk, M. L. (2012). Effect of supplementary phytase in poultry plant-based diets: Economic appraisal. WPC2012 – Salvador – Bahia – Brazil • 5 – 9 August – 2012: World Poultry Science Journal. Supplement 1:291-.294.
- Jubarah, S. K. and Davis, R. H. (2006). Effect of phytate in plant-based diet: Estimation of simultaneous dietary nutrient retention. EPC2006. ID No.10324. XII European Poultry Conference, 10th – 14th Sept. 2006. Verona – Italy. www.animalscience.com
- Jubarah, S. K., Davis, R. H. and Dodds, P. F. (2006). Effect of phytate on laying hen performance, carbonic anhydrase activity, and total cholesterol levels. EPC2006. ID No.10325 XII European Poultry Conference 10th – 14th Sept. 2006. Verona – Italy. www.animalscience.com
- Jubarah, S. K., Davis, R. H., Dodds, P. F., Broklhurst, S. and Holt, D. F. (2004).Effects of supplementary phytase on nutritional status of growing chicks fed plant-based diet. pp464. Proceedings of the XXII World’s Poultry Congress. June 8-13, 2004. Istanbul. Turkey. www.wpc2004.org.
- Jubarah, S. K., Davis, R. H., Dodds, P. F., Broklhurst, S. and Holt, D. F (2004). Assessment of growth response and mineral status of growing chicks consumed graded amounts of phytate. pp572. Proceedings of the XXII World’s Poultry Congress. June 8-13, 2004. Istanbul. Turkey. www.wpc2004.org.
- Jubarah, S. K. (2002).The utilisation and antinutritive effects of phytate in plant-based poultry diet. A thesis submitted to the University of London in fulfillment of the requirements governing the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Imperial College. University of London.pp 346.
- Jubarah._S.K. Elzubeir E.A. (1997). The utilization of the sorghum wet-milling by-products in poultry feeding: Nutritional Evaluation. 1997 Technical Session of the Arab Organization for the Agricultural Development. Khartoum. Sudan. pp. 78 -87.
- Jubarah._S.K.Elzubeir E.A. Salih, M.T. and Ahmed A.T. (1996). Evaluation of cages versus deep-litter rearing system on broiler chicks performance. Poultry Management Technical Session.The XXth World’s Poultry Congress. 2-8 Sept. 1996. New Delhi – India.
- Jubarah, S.K and Elzubeir, E.A. (1995). Effect of dietary crude fibre on performance of bare necked baladi chickens. African Network for Rural Poultry Development N.L. Vol. 4(2): 3-4.
- Elzubeir E.A. Eljack, B.H. and Jubarah, S.K. (1995). Substitution of corn with graded levels of millet in broiler chicken diets. Southern Poultry Science Society.Sixteenth Annual Meeting, Atlanta Georgia USA. PP 43.
- Backeit, M.H., Elzubeir, E.A. and Jubarah. S.K. (1994).The Nutritional value of roselle seed meal in laying hen diets.J.Sci. Food Agric., 65: 199-200.
- Elzubeir, E.A. Jubarah. S.K. Mohamed, F.I. and Rahman, A.A. (1993). Effect of dietary crude fibre on performance and meat quality of guinea fowl keets. Proceedings of XIX World’s Poultry Congress, Amsterdam the Netherlands, 20 – 24 September, 1992.
- Elzubeir, E. A. and Jubarah, S.K. (1993). Nutritional evaluation of sorghum germ meal as a substitute for sorghum in broiler diets.J.Anim. Feed Sci. and Technol., 44: 93 – 100.
- Jubarah S.K. and Elzubeir, E.A. (1992). Effect of feeding dietary sorghum germ meal on performance and meat quality of broiler chicks.J.Sci. Food Agric., 58:301-305.
Registrar, Academic Affairs:
Prof. Mairi John Blackings
Tel: +211 (0) 955 258 192
- Language and power, language and governance, language and ethnicity, theatre and media studies, cultural studies, forensic linguistics, post-colonial literature and linguistics
- 2014 – Present: University of Juba, South Sudan
- Professor of Literary Linguistics, College of Arts and Humanities
- Head, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts and Humanities
- Director for Planning, Innovation and Quality Assurance; University of Juba
- 1993 – 2014: Post Doctoral Fellow University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
- 1984 – 1993 Lecturer in English Language and Literature, College of Education, University of Juba.
- South Sudan Democratic Empowerment Mobilization and Observation Programme. ”The Role of Third Parties in Peace Talks: The Case of South Sudan.” A paper presented in Juba, September 2014.
- Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict Management through Federalism: A Case of South Sudan. A Paper presented in Torit on December 12th, 2014
- Ma’di Customary Laws: An Analysis. A paper presented to the UNDP Conference on Traditional Authority, Juba. August 2015.
- The Politics of Entitlement, Ethnic and Group Loyalty: A Discourse Analysis of Statements by Public Figures from Equatoria. A Paper prepared for AECOM July 2015.
- Theatre in Education. A paper presented to South Sudan Theatre Company. September 2015.
- National Languages as a Tool for Empowerment. A Paper presented to Hope Society. December 15th, 2015.
- Academic Books
- Blackings, Mairi and Nigel Fabb (2015) An Introduction to the Grammar of Ma’di. Juba: Noble Printers
- Blackings, Mairi John (2014) The Big Men of Africa: Anomie of African Leadership in Wole Soyinka’s Plays. Cape Town: CASAS
- Blackings, Mairi John (2010) Narrating Our Future: Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda (editor). Cape Town: CASAS
- Blackings, Mairi John (2009) Acholi – English Dictionary. Muenchen: Lincom Europa
- Blackings, Mairi John (2008) A Unified and Standardised Orthography of (Ti Alu) Ma’di – Moru Languages (co-editor). Cape Town: CASAS
- Blackings, Mairi John and Nigel Fabb (2003) A Grammar of Ma’di. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
- Blackings, Mairi John (2000) Ma’di – English Dictionary. Munchen: Lincom Europa
- Book Chapters
- “Spirit Possession in Ma’di Culture” (co-editor), in Blackings, Narrating Our Future: Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda. Cape Town: CASAS. 2010.
- Inyanya: A Lethal Weapon or Urban Myth? in Blackings, Narrating Our Future: Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda. Cape Town: CASAS. 2010.
- Ma’di Verbal Art Form: Proverbs (co-editor), in Blackings, Narrating Our Future: Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda. Cape Town: CASAS. 2010.
- “Ma’di Traditional Religion: A Case of Selected Immortality”, in Blackings, Narrating Our Future: Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda. Cape Town: 2010.
- “The Changing Faces of Courtship”, in Blackings, Narrating Our Future: Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda. Cape Town: CASAS. 2010.
- “Ma’di Customary Law” (co-editor), in Blackings, Narrating Our Future: Customs, Rituals and Practices of the Ma’di of South Sudan and Uganda. Cape Town: CASAS. 2010.
- “The Two Seeds in a Pod” a short story in The Two Sudans: An Anthology. Forthcoming 2015.
- Advocacy papers
- Unleashing the Potential for Good Governance in the Republic of South Sudan: A Proposal Addressing the Challenges to Nation Building, National Healing and National Reconciliation
- Following the Mid-December Crisis South Sudan (co-editor). February, 2014.
- The Interim Government Arrangements: Addendum One (co-editor). March, 2014.
- South Sudan Health Service: Transforming Policy and Practice for Effective Healthcare Delivery to Rural Populations (co-editor). April, 2014.
- Negotiating Peace through Federalism: Good Governance in Post-Conflict South Sudan. August 2014
- The Role of Third Parties in Transitional Government Negotiations and Period: The Case of Civil Society Organisations and Mediators. A Paper presented to SSuDOMEP on October 2nd, 2014 in Juba.
- Selected Academic Papers and Conferences
- South Sudan: Was it Plunged by a Putsch or Purge into the Brink of Dark Abyss? A paper presented at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. February 5th, 2014.
- South Sudan One Year On: From the World’s Newest State to Another African Story. A paper presented at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. June 6th, 2012.
- Ma’di Verbal System. A paper presented at Kebble College, University of Oxford. February 5th, 2008.
- Tense and Aspect in Ma’di. A paper presented at New Castle University. 1998.
- Book Reviews
- A Review of Severino Fulli’s Southern Sudan: The Memoirs of Our Struggle. Loa Parish. The Citizen. 2008.
- A Review of Joseph Lagu’s Sudan Odyssey: From Ruin to Hope. Mohamed Omer Bashir Center, Omdurman. ROAPE. 2004.
- A Review of Wole Soyinka’s The Open Sores of a Continent. The FT. 1999.
Tel: +211 (0) 912 288 847
- In Statistics, Alexandria University, Egypt
- in Statistics, University of Juba, Sudan
- 1996 Teaching Assistant University of Juba, Sudan
- 2001 Examination Department of Statistics, University of Juba
- 2008 Lecturer, University of Juba
- 2011 Head, Department of Statistics, University of Juba
- 2012 Deputy Academic Registrar, University of Juba
- Surur,A. A, and Jumi, L. G. L (2009), “Regression Analysis of Socio-economic Determinants of Infant and Child Mortality in the Sudan”. Journal of Societal Studies 4: 229 – 240.
- Jumi, L.G.L and Surur, A.A (2015) “Levels and Differentials of Infant and Child Mortality in The Sudan”, to be published in Journal of Societal Studies.
Tel: +211 (0) 956 892 460; +211 (0) 913 669 139
Executive Director, Vice Chancellor’s Office:
Dr. Philip Wani Marchelo
Tel: +211 (0) 28231001; +211 (0) 56802458
- PhD, 2010, Mycology, Faculty of Agric. University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan
- 1996, plant Virology, faculty of
- University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan.
- (Hons) 1984, Pesticide Chemistry, Faculty of Agric. University of Alexandria, Egypt.
- 2012-date: Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Juba, College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Dept. of Agricultural Sciences; and Executive Director in the office of the Vice Chancellor.
- Jul-Oct.2012: Rural Advisory on Agribusiness groups and Extension Specialist (RAES) with SPCRP-FAO South Sudan at Yambio WES, (Project No. OSRO/SUD/623/MUL).
- 1999-2011: Senior Research Scientist (virologist/ mycologist) at Guneid Sugarcane Research Centre and Head of Entomology/Pathology section.
- 1996-1999: Research Scientist (virologist/ mycologist) at Gezira Res. Station/ Guneid sugarcane Research station and Head of Entomology/Pathology section.
- March-1986: Appointment as Assistant Research Scientist (Plant Pathology) with ARC at Yambio Research Station, Part time tutor at Yambio Institute of Agriculture and Science teacher at Yambio Senior Secondary School.
- Established the existence of four races of Ustilagoscitaminea (Syd.) in live Sudanese Sugar Estates.
- Developed the 8-6-6 Months Protocol: A quick method for the Screening of sugarcane genotypes for resistance to the smut disease of sugarcane.
- Description of the nematode (attacking sugarcane): Helicotylenchuszeidani nov., a new species of nematode from Guneid, sugarcane fields, Sudan.
- Book Chapters: 1 as author/co-author.
- Training Manual: 1 (Maize Lethal Necrosis Virus Disease)
- Scientific Refereed Journal Articles: 30 plus
- Marchelo, P.W. and Bukhari, K.A. (2009).Assessment of Three Artificial Inoculation Methods for Sugarcane Smut Disease Incited by the Fungus Ustilago scitaminea (Syd.). University of Khartoum Journal of Agric. Sciences, 17 (1), 131-141.
- Elbadri, G.A.A., Il Sung Moon, P. Wani, K. Bukhari, Dong Woon Lee and Ho Yul Choo (2009 a). Description of Helicotylenchuszeidani nov., a new species of nematode from Guneid sugarcane, Sudan. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 12(3), 155-158.
- Marchelo-d’Raga1, P.W. and Bukhari, K.A. (2011).The 8-6-6 –Months Protocol: A Quick Method for Field Screening of Sugarcane to Smut. University of Khartoum Journal of Agric. Sciences, 19 (1), 15-25.
- Marchelo-d’Raga1, P.W.; Mohamed2, Y.F. and Dafallah2, G.A. (2011). Studies on smut disease (Ustilagoscitaminea) of sugarcane: Effect of some substrates on the germination of teliospores. Gezira Journal of Agricultural Science, 9 (2), 141-147.
- Marchelo-d’Raga1, P.W.; Mohamed2, Y.F. and Dafallah2, G.A. (2011). Genetic diversity of Ustilagoscitaminea (Syd.) Sudan isolates evaluated by differential sugarcane varieties under field conditions. Gezira Journal of agricultural Science, 9 (2), 1-16.
- Marchelo-d’Ragga, P.W. and Bukhari, K.A. (2015). Effect of Sugarcane Borers on Some Yield Components under Conditions of Guneid. International Journal of Agricultural Research and Review, 3 (3): 191-196.
- Marchelo-d’Ragga, P.W. (2015). Suitability of Van der Planks ‘r’ the rate Increase of an Epidemic in Estimating the Rate of Whip elongation in Sugarcane Genotypes and Smut Isolates. International Journal of Agricultural Research and Review, 3 (4): 218-222.
- Marchelo-d’Ragga, P.W. and Ahmed O.A. (2015). Epidemiology of Ustilago scitaminea (Syd.): I. Collateral Hosts in Central Clay Plains of the Sudan. International Journal of Agricultural Research and Review, 3 (6): 333-336.
- Marchelo-d’Ragga, P.W. and Ahmed O.A. (2015). Epidemiology of Ustilago scitaminea (Syd.): II. Teliospore Viability and Longevity in Wet and Dry Soils. International Journal of Agricultural Research and Review, 3 (7): 350-352.
- Marchelo-d’Ragga, P.W. and Beatrice C.M. (2015). First report of (Ustilagocynodontis (Henn.) Henn: Ustilaginales) the causal Agent of smut of Couch grass Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. In South Sudan.International Journal of Agricultural Research and Review, 3 (7): 356-358.
- Marchelo-d’Ragga, P.W., Gama, P.B.S. and Misaka, B.C. (2015). First report of Ustilago maydis (Pers.) Rousel the causal Agent of Smut of Corn, Zeamays (L.) Pers. In South Sudan: A note.International Journal of Agricultural Research and Review, 3 (7): 350-352.
- Discovery and etiology of pathogens.
- Study of plant viral diseases and their epidemiology.
- Post-harvest diseases and losses.
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Bachelor of Nursing, University of Notre Dame;
Master of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia;
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1983: Ph.D, Sociology – Demography, Brown University (USA).
1980: M.A, Sociology – Demography, Brown University (USA).
1973: B.Sc. (Honours), Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Khartoum (Sudan).
Other Courses Attended:
1980: Survey Sampling for Foreign Statisticians, Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan (USA).
1996: University Staff Development Program (UNISTAFF), Institute of Socio-cultural Studies, University of Kassel (Germany).
2000: Association of African Universities (AAU)-sponsored Senior University Management (SUMA) Workshop, Gaborone (Botswana).
Work Experience and Positions Held:
1974 – 1977: Teaching Assistant (TA), Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum (Sudan)
1977 – 1978: Teaching Assistant (TA), College of Social and Economic Studies, University of Juba (South Sudan).
1983 – 1984: Assistant Professor of Demography, Faculty of Economics and Rural Development(FERD), University of Gezira (Sudan).
1984 – 1990: Assistant Professor of Demography, Department of Statistics and Demography, College of Social and Economic Studies, University of Juba (South Sudan).
1990 – 1993: Associate Professor of Demography and Dean, College of Social and Economic Studies, University of Juba (South Sudan).
1994 – 2006: Associate Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Vice President), University of Juba (South Sudan).
Assignments held included teaching of courses to undergraduate and graduate students such as Demographic Analysis; Research Methodology; Civil Wars and Population Mobility, as well as the supervision of graduate students. As Deputy Vice Chancellor (Vice President), I was charged with the supervision of all academic programs in the different colleges of the University. I also chaired some key statutory committees of the University, and served as external examiner for several Master’s and Doctoral candidates at the University of Khartoum (Sudan).
2006 – Professor of Demography, College of Social and Economic Studies, University of Juba.
2014 – Advisor to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Juba on Community Outreach.
2014 – 2015: Member of the National Academic Steering Committee for the Establishment of South Sudan Research Council.
2015: Appointed by presidential decree on 17 December as Member of the Governing Council of South Sudan Research Council.
Fellowships and Awards:
1978 -1980: Ford Foundation Demography Traineeship, Population Studies and Training Center,(PSTC), Department of Sociology, Brown University (USA).
1980 – 1982: Population Council Fellowship for continued study at Brown University.
1980: UNFPA Fellowship for a summer course on Survey Sampling for Foreign Statisticians, Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan (USA).
1981: Battelle Population Fellowship Program, Washington, D.C.
1981 – 1982: Middle East Research Award (ME Award) in population and Development Fellowship for doctoral field research in Sudan.
I have represented the University of Juba in numerous national and international conferences and workshops sponsored by such organizations as the Association of African Universities (AAU); the Association of Arab Universities; the International Association of Universities (IAU); CODESRIA, and the like. In 2002, I represented the University of Juba in the National Technical Committee on the Census that drafted and designed the Sudanese census questionnaire.
Membership of Professional Associations:
1979: Member, Population Association of America (PAA).
1980: Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).
1981: Member, Juba Family Planning Association (JFPA).
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L.L.B NEELAIN UNIVERSITY, KHARTOUM, SUDAN
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2015 – Master of Art Degree in Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba
2012 – Post Graduate Diploma in Peace and Development Studies, University of juba
2002 – Diploma in Rural Development, University
2015 – Acting Personnel Secretary, University of Juba
2003 – Sent from Khartoum to Juba as a Deputy Personnel Secretary University of Juba.
1986 – Join the University of Juba as a personnel Officer now holding senior Position at the Department of Human Resources of University of Juba