Prof. John Ruach Jal, President & Patron

John Rauch Jal Wang is a policy analyst. He guides the Foundation in effort to deliver services to undeserved communities in South Sudan. Prior to his roles at Foundation, Jal founded and managed Global Vision Institution in UK; lecturer at the University of Liverpool from 1996-1999; Chief Executive Officer at the Regional Ministry of Administration, Police, Prison and Wildlife in Upper Nile Region from 1984-1985; Regional Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in the Upper Nile Regional Ministry in 1984/85. Jal took several voluntary assignments both in the USA and the UK with local and international organizations. He is a visiting scholar at Minnesota University and Gustavos College in USA and a member of Royal Institute of Public Administration, UK. Jal obtained a B.A from University of Khartoum in 1974, a PGD from the University of Birmingham, Institute of Local Government Studies, UK in 1981 and a MPA from University of Liverpool, UK in 1982.

Albino Gaw Dar, Chief Executive Officer

 Albino Gaw Dar is a sociologist. He worked for GIZ as Community Development Officer for one year. Prior to his work at GIZ, he spent three years at South Sudan Public Grievances Chamber as Executive Secretary, two years at South Sudan Employees Justice as Research Officer. In those roles, he participated in a number of research works studied topical public issues in South Sudan.  Currently, he is a lecturer in Department of Sociology at University of Juba and the Upper Nile University. Dar obtained his B.A degree in Sociology from the University of Gondar, Ethiopia in 2006 and an M. A degree from the Kampala International University. He also obtained several professional certificates from the University of Maryland in Washington DC, USA, University of Ghana in Ghana and OSSREA Institute in Ethiopia.

Rebecca T. James Gatduel, Member and Legal Advisor,

Ms. Rebecca is a legal practitioner. She guides the Foundation in a wide range of legal issues. Prior to her work at the Foundation, she was a pupil at Sijeny & Company Advocates in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015, a legal advisor on Public Interest Clinic at the CRADLE and the Business Premises Rent Tribunal in Nairobi, Kenya in 2011; advocate at Y.A Ali & Co. Advocates in Mombasa, Kenya in 2015 and advocate at South Sudan Associated Advocates in Juba, South Sudan. Rebecca is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and High Court of South Sudan. Rebecca obtained a LLB from the University of Nairobi in 2011 and a Postgraduate Diploma form Kenya school of Law in 2013.

Gatwal A. Gatkuoth, Member and Secretariat,

Gatwal, studied (MBChB) at Kampala International University, is a co-founder and Executive Director of Young-adult Empowerment Initiative (YEI) as well, a founding member of Sudds Enterprise Development Co.Ltd (Sudds). In February 2017, Gatwal participated in President Barack Obama’s signatory program, The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a 4-month leadership incubation at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. He also participated in US Institute of Peace (USIP) Programs as a USIP – His Holiness The Dalai Lama 2017 fellow. On October 25, 2018, Gatwal received Tomorrow Peacebuilders’ Award (TPA) from Peace Direct at PeaceCon2018 in Washington, DC, USA on behalf of YEI. In 2019, Gatwal was named TPA-2019 Jury Member. He is a Obama Foundation Fellow, a DAFI scholar and a Western Union Global Scholar.

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