History of OPRD
The organization, since its inception in 2010, has secured a funding from Donors and Well Wishers in provisions of its services to humanity through people-oriented projects and initiatives in areas of Education,Food Security,Social empowerment and Environmental conservation.
The organization has continued to explore and pursue more sources of funding that could help produce significant results in terms of changing the lives of the locals. It is important to note that the Republic of South Sudan, which became the youngest nation in the continent of Africa after acquiring her independence in 2011, the people in that young nation continue to face deteriorating humanitarian conditions which is worsened by endemic violence, conflict, access constraints and operational interference, public health challenges such as direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 and climatic shocks resulting in the dual phenomena of extraordinary flooding and localized drought, which have a severe impact on people’s livelihoods, hampers access to education and water, sanitation and hygiene and health services.
The OPRD has set up structures to ensure monitoring of projects and funds in order to ensure accountability and transparency with the Donors
OPRD has a board of Directors that is charged with policymaking and approval of annual operational plans. The Executive is headed by the Executive Director who oversees the daily operations of the organization. It is the unit charged with implementation of the organization projects. He is assisted by the Program Manager in charge of all the projects run by the organization and the Finance Manager. Under the program manager we have the project officers in charge of different projects in the organization. The organization’s headquarters is in Juba, with main branch offices in Kapoeta South County, Kapoeta East, Kapoeta North and Lopa/Lafon Counties. The organization also has upcoming offices in Magwi and Wau.
Our scope of operations extends nation-wide in South Sudan, with extensive involvement in community and development projects in Greater Kapoeta region.