The acronym SPEDP stands for “Support for Peace and Education Development Programme”. SPEDP was founded in 2007 by professional and social development workers. The organisation was first registered as a national non-governmental organisation in May 2009 in the National Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and later in the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) in April 2011. SPEDP is currently operating in eight of
the ten States of South Sudan namely:
- Northern Bahr el Ghazal
- Western Bahr el Ghazal
- Central Equatoria
- Eastern Equatoria
- Western Equatoria
- Upper Nile.
- The organisation has also been registered in Uganda and is operating in Koboko, Yumbe and Arua Districts that host mostly South Sudanese refugees who fled the country following the December 2013 and the July 2016 conflicts which erupted in Juba.
To build peaceful, just and inclusive societies in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met.
1. To enhance community mechanisms to deliver quality non-formal and formal education for lifelong learning
2. To promote sustainable livelihoods with access to improved incomes, food and nutrition security
3. To strengthen community mechanisms to human rights, peacebuilding, sub-national governance and conflict mitigation
4. To ensure sustainable access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation, waste management and hygiene
5. To ensure access to quality health care and wellbeing for vulnerable communities
6. To strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by climate change to better respond to and cope with climate change
7. To establish robust M&E system, document results for decision making, learning and dissemination among stakeholders.