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Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), South Sudan


Community Empowerment for Progress Organization-CEPO is a non-profit, civil society, South Sudanese organization, registered by the Ministry of Justice on 17th Nov, 2010.  It was formed to engage University students and fresh South Sudanese University graduates in building their respective communities/ societies on a voluntary basis.

The organization was initially formed in Khartoum in 1999 and consisted of mostly University students, but its scope broadened after it was established in Juba, Southern Sudan as separate entity.  At its inception, the organization was mainly looking at establishment of Justice and Confidence Centre for provision of legal aid services and peace building and conflict transformation through peace dialogues.

CEPO is engaged in the areas of Peace and conflict mitigation, human rights, rule of law, livelihood, governance and democratic transformation.


CEPO’s vision is building capacity and capability of society members towards development through self reliance and genuine intervention.


CEPO’s mission is to Strengthen and Promote the capacity and capability of society members on peace building, security reform, culture of human rights, protection, democratic principles and livelihood.


To involve community members in livelihood activities, economical  and agricultural  projects

To bring the process of policy development in the legislature closer to the members of the society.

To make policy development processes more participatory for institutionalizing  accountability and transparency of government and leadership

To promote community members interaction with the security organs in order to achieve a suitable and secure society

To promote and strengthen effective engagement of community members in peace building, human rights and protection.