Projects selected following the yearly publication of "CSO Call" by AICS Headquarters, implemented by Italian CSO in Ethiopia and managed by AICS Headquarters.
- “WOSA” – CSO VIDES
The general objective of the project is strengthening food security and improving the quality of life of the rural population of Juba County, promoting support for women, through fair access to resources. The specific objectives are increasing and diversifying agricultural production and introducing sustainable farming practices for the population of the Gumbo district; increasing the marketing capacities for agricultural products and increasing the incomes of all women involved; promoting and disseminating the concept of food safety and sanitary practices. AICS contribution is € 982.161.
- “PASS” - CSO OVCI
The general objective of the project is the promotion of the autonomy for people with disabilities in South Sudan. Specifically, "PASS" aims to set up a new Orthopedic Laboratory, at the Juba Usratuna Center, able to produce the necessary tools for the needs of people with disabilities, with particular regard to their inclusion in schools, society and work. AICS contribution is € 855,424.63.
- “BECause Eye Care” – CSO CBM
The general objective is to reduce the rate of avoidable blindness, in line with the South Sudanese National Plan "National Vision 2020 Plan for South Sudan” – designed by the Ministry of Health of South Sudan in collaboration with the WHO. Specifically, the initiative aims at improving access to and quality of ophthalmic services in the 3 Regional States of Jubek, Amadi and Imatong, paying particular attention to children and vulnerable people. AICS finances the initiative with € 1,506,008.00.
- “OCSS” – CSO AISPO
"OCSS" aims to improve access to health services and to assist the South Sudanese population, in order to prevent migration flows from the country and improve the living conditions of internally displaced persons. The specific objective of the project is to expand and improve certain services at the Comboni Hospital in Wau, considered a priority by the local health Authorities and by the hospital management, e.g. maternal and child services, maintenance, management. AICS supports the initiative with € 1,023,386.25.
- “SASN” – CSO VIDES
The goal of the project is to strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerables, in the Food Security (FS) sector, so as to contribute to the FS itself and to fight malnutrition in the entire Western Bahr - el - Ghazal region, in line with the objectives set by the 2030 Agenda. These objectives will be pursued by improving the supply of health services, as well as by strengthening agricultural production. € 1,383,905.00 is the amount of the AICS contribution.
- “S.A.N.I.” – CSO AMREF
The project wants to improve the socio-economic, health, food security and nutritional conditions of the population in the Greater Equatoria area of South Sudan. These objectives are pursued with an integrated approach of WaSH, health, agro-pastoral and pisciculture interventions. AICS finances the initiative with € 1,561,844.09.
- “NSA: Nodding Syndrome Alliance” – CSO AMREF
NSA - Nodding Syndrome Alliance is the title of the three-year project proposed by Amref Health Africa in a consortium formed with the NGOs Doctors with Africa CUAMM, OVCI, Light for the World and Sudan Evangelical Mission. The consortium, renamed Nodding Syndrome Alliance, proposes, for the first time in the history of development cooperation in South Sudan, to address the needs of the people affected by the nodding syndrome (NS) and epilepsy, in the region of the former Western Equatoria. The specific objective is therefore the response to the specific health and food security needs of people suffering from epilepsy and nodding syndrome, through an integrated and multi-sectoral approach, aimed at strengthening their and their communities resilience. AICS finances the project with € 1,792,990.08.
- “CURE” – CSO OVCI
The project aims at improving the health conditions of vulnerable population of the city of Juba, capital of South Sudan, with particular attention to vulnerable categories of displaced persons and persons with disabilities (especially children). In order to do so, the project will be developed on two different fronts, having as its center the Usratuna Pediatric Multi-purpose Center. First of all, the Primary Health Care of the Center (which includes dispensaries, laboratories, pharmacy, vaccination services, etc.) will be the focal point of a network of government dispensaries, widely distributed throughout the territory. Secondly, the services of the Rehabilitation Department of the Usratuna Center, and its two outreach rehabilitation boxes in the Kator and Munuki towns, will be enhanced with an important training intervention, and expanded in terms of availability of services (e.g. new therapy services will be opened), in order to increase the number of beneficiaries, as well as the quality and quantity of services provided. AICS contribution is € 1.299.803,48.