The South Sudan National Discourse Forum (SSNDF) was formed in 2013. It was registered as Nile Basin Discourse South Sudan (NBDSS) since the government did not like the word ‘forum’ which is commonly associated with political parties in South Sudan.
It has seven (7) founder individual members and currently there are no CSO members. Five of the seven members are in the executive committee or board. All the current individual members come from three regions of the country: Equatoria, Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile. However, there are 93 CSOs and 14 individuals who are interested in becoming members.
Currently, SSNDF has a simple functional organizational structure as shown in the Functional Organizational Structure Diagram. The current leadership desires the NDF to have a similar organizational structure as that of SNDF when potential CSOs and individual members register as actual members. With only seven individuals as actual members, SSNDF lacks the semblance of a civil society organization. It will, therefore, need financial and technical support to recruit members and achieve the expected image or structure.
Ambrose Lomini Pitia Chairperson
Dr. Andrew L. Athiba Member
Daniel Khamis Mudo Wfew Secretary General