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Craig Zelizer left a comment for Ben Makit
"Thanks for your comments, much appreciated. If you can also share PCDN with others. No immediate plans to be in South Sudan in the near future, but you never know."
Oct 29, 2011
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Saferworld Video on Cattle raiding and small arms control in South Sudan

"Thanks Craig for posting this Video clip, As one of the tribe member of those people, I do believe that the best approach the  Goverment of South Sudan can do  is to  secure the area first. I remembered my Father used to tell us that,…"
Oct 29, 2011
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Jennifer Lentfer and Ben Makit are now friends
Sep 19, 2011
Ben Makit and Sohail Mahmood are now friends
Sep 17, 2011
Ben Makit commented on Joel Gabri's blog post Building peace after independence in Sudan
"Thanks Joel for the posted, I'm a Southern Sudanese and july.09.2011 was a once lifetime moment for us and you are right, we shouldn't foreget that our struggling to resist violence aren't over yet. "
Jul 9, 2011
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Cynthia Davis left a comment for Ben Makit
"Hi Ben, My email is  Cynthia@cynthiadesigns.com My daughter was a Global Changemaker. It is run by the British Council. She traveled to London to meet with young activists from around the world. They were focusing on the issue of world poverty.…"
Dec 10, 2010
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Ben Makit left a comment for Cynthia Davis
"Hello Cynthia, I'm glad I added and hope we  will meet someday Lol. I'm in San Jose, I was just helping answering questions about the movie with Martina Knee, she volunteer with SF Save darfur groups. please send me your contacts info…"
Dec 10, 2010
Cynthia Davis left a comment for Ben Makit
"Hi Ben, How are you? I am so happy you requested me as I am so so interested in your country and especially in independence ( peaceful) for South Sudan. I am working tirelessly on raising awareness here in the US and also with Gabriel Bol Deng of…"
Nov 20, 2010
Ben Makit posted a blog post

Supports for Southern Sudan Referendum

Dear all, I would like to brief you all about my Country Sudan issues. Sudan got it independence in 1956 and since then, we southern Sudanese peoples have all been subjected to a political oppression by the Islamist regime in Khartoum. it include cultural marginalization, ethnic cleansing, forced Islamization and Arabization and more. In 1983, Southern Sudanese started fighting back with the north from 1983 to 2005 leaving more than two million people dead and five million displaced. the…See More
Nov 2, 2010
Ben Makit commented on Catherine Akurut's blog post Joseph Kony, ICC and the Juba peace talks that were!
"Hello Catherine, I agree with you, I think until we Southern Sudan with it government look into those issues and hold people accountable for thier action, then the peace process will not coexistence rether than the conflict. anyhow, thanks for…"
Jan 15, 2010
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Oct 7, 2009
Ben Makit left a comment for Juliana Amal Obonyo
"So, where are you about in US!!!!!?"
Sep 25, 2009

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I’m a Southern Sudanese American from California one of the groups known to the U S (Lost Boys of Sudan) by UNHCR. I have Associate Degree from De Anza College in Cupertino in Accounting and Bachelor in International & Global study from SJSU. Now I'm concentrating of my MBA in Economic. I'm have excellent organizational skills with a strong and ability to sharp analytical, problem-solving and research skills and also through my International interest courses. I was also, involved in Volunteering with Amnesty international groups as a Student active in the Bay Area of San Francisco. I'm also and an Outreach Coordinator for the Southern Sudanese Community in San Jose California. I have spoken a crossed America doing testimonies speaking to youth groups with audience of about 50 thousand people. In addition, my studying in Kenya. I speak Kiswahili, Arabic and Dinka which is my native languages in Africa. I have developed a strong sense of responsibility with effective interpersonal skills since I came to America.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Sudan.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
United State of America
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Global studies and International Affairs.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
3-5
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://South Sudan Rural Fund ( SSRF).
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Arabic, Swahili
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, Diplomacy, Facilitation, Gender, Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, Organizational Development, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Refugees, Rule of Law, Social Entreprenuership, Terrorism, Transparency
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Fundraising, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
International Budjets training in South Sudan.

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Supports for Southern Sudan Referendum

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 3:21am 0 Comments

Dear all,

I would like to brief you all about my Country Sudan issues. Sudan got it independence in 1956 and since then, we southern Sudanese peoples have all been subjected to a political oppression by the Islamist regime in Khartoum. it include…

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At 6:21pm on October 29, 2011, Craig Zelizer said…

Thanks for your comments, much appreciated. If you can also share PCDN with others. No immediate plans to be in South Sudan in the near future, but you never know.

At 9:35am on December 10, 2010, Cynthia Davis said…

Hi Ben, My email is  Cynthia@cynthiadesigns.com My daughter was a Global Changemaker. It is run by the British Council. She traveled to London to meet with young activists from around the world. They were focusing on the issue of world poverty. It was an amazing experience. You can apply for this conference if you are between 16-25 years old.  You are in San Jose California? Are you able to register to vote for the referendum??? My frind Bol just returned to Sudan for the vote. I am sure tensions are high. I hope the US and world leaders take action and pay attention. If you have facebook you can friend me!  Cynthia 

At 9:32am on November 20, 2010, Cynthia Davis said…
Hi Ben,
How are you? I am so happy you requested me as I am so so interested in your country and especially in independence ( peaceful) for South Sudan. I am working tirelessly on raising awareness here in the US and also with Gabriel Bol Deng of Warrup State, Ariang village who is building a school. We just now have put the roof on an 8 room school house and are beginning to train teachers. Where are you located. What is the feeling about the upcoming referena. Will it actually take place successfully on Jan9. I am so so praying for South Sudana to have a peaceful seccession. My prayers are with you. Also, I have a son named Ben. Great name! Cynthia
 
 
 

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