Reconstituted Maridi CPRM I Photo by Duku David
Maridi – South Sudan – South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC) through its unit of Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Mechanism (CEWERU) reconstituted Maridi CPRM and Conducted a 4-day training to them on how to use the Mobile Application (AlertMe) to report conflict early warning.
Under the theme, “Strengthening Early Warning and Response Structures and Capacities,” the training took place from October 6th – 10nd 2023 in Maridi town, Western Equatoria state. This initiative was supported by UNDP and attended by 20 (4 female) participants from the different payams in Maridi County which then forms the CPRM.
Hon. Mirri Alfred, The Commissioner Maridi County in his opening remarks “It’s a privilege and advantage for the people of Maridi to benefit from this training. The training should not end here, don’t only train the CPRMs and leave them there. They need to be supported from now onwards in order to help the county authorities.”
The CPRMs gained skills on how to use the Mobile Application to report conflict alerts from their different areas for early response by the local authorities. Participant’s understanding of conflict early warning, data collection analysis and reporting was also enhanced
SSPRC is an independent government institution tasked with mitigation and prevention of conflict at the community level. It established Ceweru in 2012 to operationalize the conflict early warning system to help government respond to and mitigate conflict before they escalate into violence with the purpose of saving lives and property