Who we are

The South Sudanese Network for Democracy and Elections (SSuNDE) is a nationwide network of over 150 diverse and non-partisan civil society organizations and faith-based groups formed on April 19, 2009. All these diverse groups are united by a common desire to contribute to the realization of a peaceful, democratic and dignified society.

What we do

SSuNDE mobilizes citizens to participate in peace building and political processes and provides impartial and professional reports and recommendations on those processes to the South Sudanese public. In 2011, the network recruited, trained and deployed over 7,000 domestic election observers in 76 of 79 counties in South Sudan and 16 states in Sudan.

Our Vision A Peaceful, democratic and dignified society
Our Mission

SSuNDE exists to promote the ability of South Sudanese to participate freely and effectively in peace building and political processes that enhance democratic governance and to ensure the outcome of those processes reflect the will of citizens, through advocacy, capacity building and active participation of citizens in South Sudan.

Our Objectives
  1. To promote inclusive peace processes that enhances long term stability and a conducive environment for national unity and prosperity.

  2. To promote governance that is accountable and responsive to aspirations and needs of citizens.

  3. To strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society for effective programming

Where we operate SSuNDE is based in South Sudan with presence and activities covering the whole country.
Our Governance Structure

SSuNDE has a governing Board of Directors, a Secretariat in Juba, State Steering Committees and County Coordination Committees across the country. SSuNDE has thousands of volunteers from the member organizations who dedicate their time to ensure that the Network meets its goals and objectives at the national and sub-national levels.

Our membership in other networks

SSuNDE is a member of the Global Network for Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM), the East and Horn of Africa Election Observation Network (E-HORN), Africa Democracy Forum, the Voluntary Civil Society Task-force on the Implementation of the Peace Agreement, 2015 and now Revitalize Peace Agreement on Resolution of Conflicts in the Republic of South Sudan.

Our partners
Partner Year Activities supported
United Nations Development Program 2015 – 2017
Democracy International (DI) 2014 – 2017
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) 2009 – 2013
Justice Africa
Forum of Federations

Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur International zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH