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Program Officer, UN Mission in South Sudan
Jane Alao's Story
Jane Alao is a WPSP Delegate from South Sudan who participated in the Institute "Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict: Transitional Justice and Economic Development," co-hosted by WPSP along with Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Simmons colleges.
Alao is a programme officer for the United Nation Mission in South Sudan in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, where she supports the mandate of the mission in the areas of recovery integration and peace building. She advocates for delivery of services, including land and basic needs, to returnees and supports reconstruction and peace building, working closely with the relevant state ministries and commissions. In peace building, Alao seeks to ensure that there is coexistence and peaceful interaction between the host community and returnees and any other displaced persons in the state, while also ensuring that women get access to land. She has attended workshops in post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization initiated by UNMISS, as well as training programmes to enhance conflict prevention and peacemaking in Africa initiated by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Alao is pursuing a master’s in conflictology in Spain.