India offers South Sudan 240 ITEC slots annually since 2019-20. In the aftermath of COVID pandemic, many training courses were are being conducted online within the Mission premises, some of which are in high demand in South Sudan. Under the ITEC programme, a lady diplomat Ms. Adiang from the local Foreign office had undergone a yoga training course for three months at Bengaluru, becoming the first India trained yoga teacher in the country.
For the academic year 2019-20, ICCR allocated 15 scholarships for South Sudan for higher studies in India and all the slots were utilized. During 2013-2022, a total of around 100 South Sudanese students have been granted ICCR scholarships. For the year 2022-23, the Mission has utilized all 26 seats allotted to it.
Police Training Courses
50 officers of South Sudan Police Force attended specialized courses in India in 2018 and 2019.
Training at SSFSI
In 2016, under country specific programme, 15 diplomats of South Sudan Foreign Ministry attended a specialized course at Foreign Service Institute of India, in New Delhi. In 2017 and 2019 one diplomat was accommodated by FSI each year in the Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats. In May 2022, Thirty-one South Sudanese diplomats were trained in SSIFS, New Delhi (twenty-nine diplomats travelled to India and two joined from the South Sudanese Embassy in New Delhi).
Courses under IAFS-III scholarship
A total of 43 slots have been availed of by South Sudan officials who attended different capacity building and Post-graduation courses since 2017.
Pan Africa E-network
An MoU has been signed on 7 July 2022 between TCIL and Government of South Sudan for online training in education (e-Vidya Bharti or e-VB) and health (e-Arogya Bharti or e-AB) as part of Pan Africa e-Network (IAFS-III, 2015) viz., e-VBAB. The e-VB has already commenced.
Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HA& DR)
In 2008,India donated US$ 100,000 worth of tents and medicines for flood victims to be shared between Sudan and South Sudan. In February 2020, a consignment of life saving drugs worth Rs 6.88 million (approx. US$1,00,000) was donated to the flood affected people of South Sudan. In December 2020, Government of India donated 70 Metric Tons of food aid consisting of wheat flour, rice and sugar to the flood affected people of South Sudan. In April, 2021, Government of India gifted 6 Metric Tons of life-saving essential medicines to South Sudan.
Other Bilateral Assistance
India Provided four handpumps at Mangalla Internally Displaced Persons Camp in June 2022 (at the cost of around US$45000). A 6-week Artificial Limbs (Jaipur Foot) Fitment Camp was also organized by MEA at Juba Military Hospital at the cost of approx. US$1,80,000 in June-July 2022.
(As on 16.11.2022)