The “I Love My Country: Promoting Localized Understanding and Peaceful Coexistence in South Sudan” project was funded by the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program of the Canadian government. The project lasted from December 2016 through June 2017. The program was intended to build understanding and application of key concepts encompassed within the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), and took place within the targeted zones in Juba, Wau and Bor. The program aimed at promoting social cohesion, resilience and peaceful resolution of conflict among individuals and communities in South Sudan.
Final Evaluation of the "I Love my Country: Strategic Communication for Peace Building in South Sudan" Project
Search for Common Ground
What Forcier Did:
Forcier utilized a mixed method approach which included both quantitative and qualitative methods to simultaneously gather data from Juba, Wau, and Bor, South Sudan. The research design included applying different survey questions and indicators for individual projects in order to best address the objectives to strengthen national platforms for promoting peace building, tolerance and reconciliation with key groups and individuals.
Forcier successfully conducted 314 baseline observations and a total of 658 observations in the form of household surveys for both commissioned research projects. In addition to these, a total of 12 Focus Group Discussions were conducted with theater audiences, listener clubs, potential theater beneficiaries and potential listeners. Qualitative data was also collected in the form of Key Informant Interviews. A total of 12 interviews were conducted with religious leaders, civil society activists, community camp leaders and government officials.
FGDs with theater audiences and potential listeners
Key Informant Interviews conducted
February 2017 - May 2017