Juba is the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan. It also serves as the capital of Central Equatoria, the smallest of the ten states of South Sudan. The city is situated on the White Nile and functions as the seat and metropolis of Juba County. In 2005, Juba’s population was 163,442. Based on analysis of aerial photos, the best estimate of several donors working in Juba calculated the 2006 population at approximately 250,000. The 5th Sudan Population and Housing Census took place in April/May 2008, stating the population of Juba County to be 372,413 (the majority residing in Juba City, which dominates the county), but the results were rejected by the Autonomous Government of Southern Sudan. Juba is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, and is developing very rapidly due to oil money and the Chinese coming for work and development. In 2011, the population of the city of Juba is estimated at approximately 372,410.
Thursday, September 20th 2012 : 7pm
Benefit Dinner: Juba
The dinner will involve people from around the world who are role models for Youth and are active in encouraging youth to realize their potential.
The evening will focus on education for self-development, stability and peace. It was through knowledge and understanding that Emmanuel found his own sense of peace and he believes that education is crucial for South Sudan to move forward through its own self-development; and unify the country through respect and mutual understanding.
• A Women’s Basketball match: Upper Nile vs. West Equatorial during the afternoon
• The evening will start with a welcome reception opened by Vice President Riak Marchar.
• 3 Course sit down dinner interspersed with high profile speakers from International organizations, the educational sector and government.
• A performance by Emmanuel Jal and band and other artists.
Friday, September 21st 2012 : International Peace Day
Football Match – JUBA
Unity State vs. Warrap State
A football match between teams representing different states where violent conflict have recently taken place.
Jonglei State vs. Central Equatoria
An eventing football match between teams representing different states where violent conflict have recently taken place.
FOOD: South Sudan is home to a wide range of cuisines reflecting its rich cultural diversity. As a result we will invite stallholders from local restaurants to sell their produce and dishes in exchange for a small fee for their pitch. The football match aims to bring youth and families together to celebrate unity and we hope to reflect this by inviting stallholders from all communities.
Friday, September 21st 2012 : Evening, 8pm
Juba location TBD
Major concert featuring Emmanuel Jal, other International artists and other local artists from neighboring states.