Who We Are

GaPPSS currently focuses on: mobilizing and building a network of South Sudanese communities across the globe to engage in reconciliation and peace-building efforts within their communities in South Sudan as well as in the Diaspora; and designing and implementing development programs that will help support the social, economic, and political system in the state in particular and in South Sudan in general.

We are trying to build the organization up to international standards. We are looking for committed volunteers to take several roles within the organization. Please join us and let’s work together to achieve our goals. Thank You!

Here are some of GaPPSS Coordination Team Members:

John Bono: Board Member

John Bono is a seasoned humanitarian with extensive experience working in challenging environments in Africa and the Middle East. John has spent over two decades with different United Nations agencies  around the horn of Africa. He is currently spearheading COVID-19 related emergency operations in several countries around the horn of Africa. John also has wide experience in program implementation and deep knowledge on youth/IDP/returnee and refugee related issues. John joins GaPPSS eager to support the team through his extensive experience on the ground and his demonstrated ability in working through challenging environments and projects.

Edmund Gai: Board Member

Edmund Gai is a sales and business development executive. He has over 20 years of experience in the sales and marketing field. In 2007, Edmund decided to pursue his passion and dream towards personal entrepreneurship, he opened a one of a kind indoor glow-in-dark miniature golf course and party center in Cleveland, Ohio. He then decided to renew his consumer-packaged goods sales career as sales director for Zorbx, a startup manufacturer. Edmund continued his professional success and was then recruited by Kent Displays to become its director of sales where his efforts in this capacity produced tremendous results. A native of Wau town, Edmund is passionate about all issues connected to Wau and to the Greater Western Barh el Ghazal area.

Kaidi Rial: Senior Consultant 

Kaidi is a gender mainstreaming strategist. She worked extensively in East Africa training women in elections campaign strategies and professional skills. Kaidi also organized national conferences that were tailored to address issues that are related to women and girls in conflict zones. With decades’ of experience as a subject matter expert in intercultural training, Kaidi worked with Peace Keeping Forces, diplomats and various NGO’s. Kaidi is passionate on issues connected to building peace and community in addition to addressing differences and violence through dialogue.

Theresa Samuel Boko: Director General/Secretary

Theresa Samuel-Boko, has worked for years in the non-profit sector, providing direct services, administration and management to different ethnic refugee and immigrant communities. Theresa is also an active Board Member with the organization, Mercy Beyond Borders, – an NGO that focuses on providing leadership programs, educational scholarships and promoting maternal and child health opportunities through different programs to displaced women in the regions of southern Sudan and low income young women in Haiti.