Public Authority Podcast | Episode 2
In the second of two episodes on the ‘localisation agenda’, this episode examines the barriers to the localisation of aid in South Sudan, including the assumptions made by donors and international agencies about South Sudanese NGOs. It explores how South Sudanese NGOs deal with security risks and how they secure funding to carry out their activities.
Dr Naomi Pendle focuses on public authority, patterns of violence and local governance in South Sudan. Naomi has conduced ethnographic research in South Sudan since 2009, with a focus on Nuer and Dinka communities.
Dr Lydia Tanner leads The Research People. She has delivered more than 40 research and consultancy projects for local, national and international NGOs and donors. Lydia completed a PhD in information engineering at Oxford University.
Mr Malish John Peter is a researcher, evaluation and public policy expert with 14 years of experience in M&E, policy analysis, research and program management across sectors including health, agriculture, food security and livelihoods, civil society, governance and education.
Alice Robinson is a PhD student at the Department of International Development at LSE. Her doctoral research focuses on the histories and everyday practices of local NGOs in South Sudan, and their role in humanitarian response.
Syerramia Ohene (presenter and producer) is an accomplished freelance writer, editor, podcast producer, communications consultant and trainer who specialises in higher education, media and sport sectors.