Unity Community Organization and Enlightenment Trust (UCOET)

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UCOET works on conflict resolution and peacebuilding projects in South Sudan to strengthen community development.
Last updated: November 2011

A community able to support its stability and development through local initiatives, behavior changing through testified exposures.
Unity Community Organization and Enlightenment Trust (UCOET) is a developmental, humanitarian organisation. It is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organisation.

UCOET is dedicated to mobilisation and enlightenment among the communities in Unity State, helping to support self-driven development approaches, skills provision through trainings, peacebuilding through mediations and dialogues, and enlightenment through the dissemination of information on the basic rights of citizens as stipulated in the transitional constitution of the Republic of South Sudan and international humanitarian law. Unity Community Organization and Enlightenment Trust is registered with RRC in Unity State.

Unity Community Organization and Enlightment Trust South Sudan

UCOET is an organisation providing behaviour-changing opportunities among the communities with which they work. They advocate and lobby at all levels, within the communities themselves and at government levels, and they work together with humanitarian and development actors. UCOET aims to identify, plan and implement projects that benefit communities. Their projects intend to mitigate conflicts and provide peacebuilding and consensus-building among the Nuer and the Dinka in Unity State and Warrap State as well Dinka Ngok in Abyei and Misseriya in Southern Kordofan. UCOET strive to mobilise possible resources for peacebuilding in the region and for the conflict involving Dinka, Nuer with Misseriya in Southern Kordofan. These projects will help to avert constant insecurity created by cattle raiding and denied access to Misseriya during seasonal migration along the Abyei Area and Unity State.

Unity Community Organization and Enlightment Trust South Sudan At the moment, UCOET is seeking donors to start human rights and gender sensitivity awareness among the communities and the government of Unity State.

Current Projects

  • Support a sustainable peace among different ethnic groups in the border areas of Warrap and Unity States, located in Mayom county in Unity State and Twic and Lietnhom in Warrap State.
  • Road to co-existence and stability, located in Abyei and Mugled.
  • Village assessments for returnees, located in Abyei Area.
  • Peacebuilding (Community Dialogues for Peace and Development), located in Unity State, Panrieng County.

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