UNDP in Partnership with the Government of South Sudan, Launch the National Coordination and Operations Center (NCOC) in Juba.

April 12, 2024

NCOC receives office equipment from UNDP, VP Rebecca Nyandeng and other high-level guests on tour of the facility

Event Details

08 April 2024


The National Coordination and Operations Center (NCOC) located in the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission Compound.

In a significant stride towards enhancing disaster management and community resilience, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Sudan partnered with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission and the Ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster Management to launch the National Coordination and Operations Center (NCOC) in Juba. This initiative is a cornerstone of the Stabilization, Recovery, and Resilience project aimed at ushering in a new era of preparedness and response in the face of dual threats from climate change and man-made crises.

The NCOC, situated within the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission Compound, serves as a central hub for information dissemination, early warnings, and coordinated response efforts across the country. Its establishment marks a significant milestone in South Sudan’s commitment to building a resilient nation, equipped to handle disasters proactively and efficiently.

On 8th of April 2024, the event was well attended by key figures, including the Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan - Gender and Youth cluster, H.E. Mama Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management, Hon. Albino Akol Atak, and the Chairperson of the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, Hon. Gatwech Peter Kulang. Their participation underscored the high-level commitment to disaster resilience in South Sudan. 

During the ceremony, Mr. Dominic Sam, the UNDP South Sudan Resident Representative, demonstrated continued support for the NCOC by handing over essential office equipment and five motorbikes to enhance the operational capabilities of the center.

The NCOC is dedicated to empowering communities throughout South Sudan by promoting sustainable recovery and reintegration. By focusing on a risk-informed approach, the center aims to safeguard populations and ensure that South Sudan can thrive in the face of challenges, reinforce both immediate responses and long-term recovery efforts.

As South Sudan continues to navigate the complexities of both natural and human-induced challenges, the establishment of the NCOC is a sign of hope and resilience. Through ongoing collaboration and support, the UNDP and its partners are committed to strengthening the capacities of this new institution, making it a cornerstone of national resilience strategy and a model for disaster management in the region.

The involvement of existing and new partners will not only enhance the operational capabilities of the NCOC but also extend its impact across South Sudan. Through the support of different stakeholders. We are calling on potential partners from all sectors to join us in this crucial initiative. UN agencies, non-governmental organization, a private sector, your contribution can make a significant difference.