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Former Head of Mission Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Mr. Garang Diing Akuong,

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,

Of The Republic of South Sudan to the United States of America (USA)

Date of birth: 01/01/ 1963
Place of birth: Aweil, Northern  Bhar El Ghazal State, Republic of South Sudan

Marital Status: Married

Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong presented his credentials to H. E. President Barack Hussien Obama on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 as the Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan to USA. He is also non-resident Ambassador of South Sudan to Canada.

Education: Amb. Garang Diing Akuong has a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London – UK, 2003-2004. Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Faculty of Arts in Alexandria University, Egypt, 1982-1987. Certificate from Bussere Senior Secondary School, Wau Town, South Sudan, 1979-1982. Certificate from Aweil Junior Secondary School, 1976-1979. Certificate from Aweil Primary School, Aweil Town, South Sudan, 1970-1976.

Employment:

  1. Member of National Legislative Assembly, 2010 up to date. While in Parliament, Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong has served as a member of the committee for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the
    National Legislative Assembly in Juba – South Sudan, 2013;
    2. National Minister of Commerce, Industry & Investment, 2011-2013;
    3. National Minister of Energy & Mining 2010-2011;
  2. State Minister of Health, 2007-2008, Aweil, Northern Bhar el Ghazal State (NBGS);
    5. State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, 2008 Aweil, Northern Bhar el Ghazal State;
    6. State Minister of Agriculture, 2008-2009, Aweil, NBGS;
    7. State Minister of Finance, 2009-2010, Aweil, NBGS;
    8. First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Khartoum – Sudan, 2006-2007.

Other Work Experiences:

  1. Member of North-South (of Sudan) Boundary Demarcation Committee, 2006-2007;
    2. United Nations Volunteer Specialist (UNVS) with World Food Program (WFP) in Somalia, 1993-1996;
    3. Assistant Field Coordinator with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Nimule town, South Sudan, 1997-1999;
    4. United Nations Volunteer Specialist (UNVS) with World Food Program (WFP) in Ghana, 1999-2003;
    5. Secondary School Teacher, Khartoum – Sudan, 1987-1993.

Hobbies: Includes following daily news in multimedia, reading books, watching sporting events, etc.

 

 

 

Former  Deputy  Head of Mission -Curriculum Vitae

Personal details

Title & Full Name: Ambassador Baak Valentino Akol Wol,

Current Assignment: Deputy Head of Mission, South Sudan Embassy, Washington D. C., – USA,

Date & Place of Birth: 01/01/1963, Gogrial – South Sudan,
Marital Status: Married,

Languages spoken: Jieng (Dinka), Arabic, English.

Education

  • July 2002: Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Housing Studies, Faculty of the Built Environment, School of Urban Development and Policy, South Bank University, London – UK.
  • July 1999: Post-Secondary Education, graduated with BTEC Higher National Certificate in Housing Studies, Faculty of the Built Environment, School of Urban Development & Policy, South Bank University, London – UK.
  • 1982: Senior Secondary Education, finished/obtained Sudan School Certificate from Bussere Senior Secondary School, Wau Town – South Sudan.
  • 1976-1979: Junior Secondary Education, finished/obtained a certificate from Kuajok Junior Secondary School, Kuajok – South Sudan.
  • 1970-1976: Primary Education, finished/obtained a leaving certificate from Yei-one Primary School, Yei River District – South Sudan.

Professional Training & Major International Conference Attended

  • June 2014: Training Program for South Sudanese Ambassadors, in Ankara, organized by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program comprised seminars on topics such as “Bilateral Relations with South Sudan”, “General Framework of Turkish Foreign Policy”, “Mediation and Turkey’s Mediation”, “International Security and Peacekeeping Activities”, “Diplomacy and Making of Foreign Policy”, “Staff Management”, “Organization of Multilateral Meetings” and “Negotiation Techniques”.
  • May – June 2012: Training on “Induction Course for Newly Appointed Ambassadors of Republic of South Sudan”, held in Mombasa Continental Resort, Kenya, and delivered by the Diplomatic Institute of the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • March 2012: Training on “Ambassadorial Preparation Course”, held in Juba – South Sudan. Organized in partnership between the Government of South Sudan and the US Department of State, and in coordination with the International Executive Service Corps (IESC) & the Graduate School USA.
  • June 2010: Training on “Public Service Reform”, held in Juba – South Sudan, and delivered jointly by Adam Smith International & Skills for Southern Sudan, as part of Institutional and Human Resource Development Project, organized by Government of Southern Sudan and Multi Donors Trust Fund.
  • Sep – Oct 2008: Training on “International Relations, Diplomacy & Management of Missions”, designed for Principal Liaison Officers of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), and delivered at Clingendael Institute, The Hague – Netherlands.
  • Oct – Nov 2007: Training on “International Relations, Diplomatic Practice, Negotiations & Mediation Skills”, delivered at University of South Africa (UNISA) – Pretoria.
  • March 2007: Training on “Diplomacy & Consolidation of Peace for Multicultural Nations”, organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and delivered by the International Institute of Public Policy and Management (INPUMA), University of Malaya, Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur.
  • May – June 2005: Training on “Diplomatic Practice & Protocol”, designed for Cadres of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and serving diplomats of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan following the signing of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement – CPA), and delivered at Clingendael Institute, The Hague – Netherlands.
  • December 2011: Participated in “The 4th International High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4)”, in Busan, South Korea.
  • October 2011: South Sudan Team Leader to “The 8th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)”, for the formal admission of South Sudan as a new member of FOCAC, in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, the People’s Republic of China.

Employment History / Work Experience

  • March 2015 – now: Serving as “Deputy Head of Mission” in the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Washington D.C., – USA.
  • July 2014 – February 2015: Deployed to Washington D.C. to serve as “Chargé d’Affaires ad interim” in the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in USA.
  • June 2012 – March 2014: Served as “Deputy Head of Mission” in the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Beijing – China.
  • March – June 2012: Deployed to Beijing in the Peoples’ Republic of China as “Chargé d’Affaires ad interim” to establish a new Embassy for the Republic of South Sudan, and to prepare for the State Visit of H. E. Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan to China during April 2012.
  • August 2011: Appointed as “Ambassador – Grade 2” in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, in the new Republic of South Sudan, and based at headquarters in Juba.
  • 2006 – July 2011: Served routinely as “Acting Undersecretary in the Ministry of Regional Cooperation (MRC)”, Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation respectively, when the sitting Undersecretary is absent from the Ministry on foreign trips, etc.
  • 2010 – July 2011: Employed as “Director General for Bilateral Relations” in the Ministry of Regional Cooperation (MRC), Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), and as “Designated Principal Liaison Officer (PLO) to the Republic of Korea”, based in Juba /non-resident.
  • 2006 – 2010: Employed as “Director General for Administration & Finance” in the Ministry of Regional Cooperation (MRC), Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) – Juba.
  • 1992 – 2006: Employed as “Hostel Warden” in the Housing Division of the British Refugee Council (BRC) and in the Refugee Housing Association (RHA) Ltd respectively, and as “Community Initiatives Manager” in Metropolitan Housing Trust (MHT) Group / Partnership Ltd., London – UK.
  • 1979 – 1989: Employed as “Senior Social Worker” in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Bahr El-Ghazal Region, Southern Sudan (served in Wau & Gogrial towns respectively). Also served as a Volunteer Teacher during the same period with many Primary schools.

Voluntary Work Undertaken

  • 2001 – 2002: “Secretary General of SPLM” Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – UK Chapter. Member of SPLM/SPLA since 1983.
  • 1999 – 2001: “Secretary General of SRRA” Sudan Relief & Rehabilitation Association – UK branch (Relief wing of SPLM/SPLA).
  • 1990 – 1993: “Chairman of Sudan Youth Association (SYA)” – UK branch (Youth wing of SPLM/SPLA).
  • 1990 – 2006: “Secretary General of Gogrial Welfare Society (GWS)”, UK branch (Community organisation).

Hobbies and Other Activities

Reading, Writing, Socializing, Cinema, and Sporting events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former  Amb. Moun Deng – Republic of the Republic of South Sudan, Washington ,D.C U.S.A

 

 

 

Former Diplomatic Communication Officer ,

Republic of  South Sudan Embassy Washington , D.C U.S. A

Personal Details

Mr. Bol Akum Deng,

Work Title  Diplomatic Communication Officer,

Date of birth: 01/01/ 1981

 

SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • CompTIA A+ Certified
  • Network + and Computer Network Administrator
  • VSAT Satellite dishes certify installer, member of SBCA (satellite broadcast
associate) certify professional.
  • Home theater installation services certify
  • CCTV security both commercial and residential install support service certified.

Work EXPERIENCE

 03/2012   –  Manager – Akumdit Studio- Digital Producer

Role at Akumdit Studio

video editing, web designer using WordPress, digital publishing, manage

Charlotte NC

  • social media.
Create, manage and update multimedia content for websites, social
media, mobile applications, interactive media and other digital products.
 specialize in digital branding and interactive marketing campaigns that
  • Event coordinator
  • Event coordinator, e.g. provide wedding media coverage, graduation,
  • rely on Internet technologies.
  • birth days, public meeting, music events.
  • Have four cameras and iMac work station.

South Sudan Representative Delegate to UNITED NATION General Assembly –GA 72

18-28 September,2017.

 08/2014 to 05/2017 –   South Sudan Embassy Washington, DC USA

Communication officer & IT Administrator

As communication Officer of South Sudan Embassy, my Duties and responsibilities include the following.

  • Correspond to South Sudan Television broadcast
  • Travel with South Sudan Head of mission to attend diplomatic function of
the government
  • Develop and Deliver Communications Strategies of the Embassy
  • Help manage the Embassy relationship with the American press.
  • Proactively create campaign ideas for media consumption of the Embassy
and government of South Sudan. Help develop and deliver Embassy
media strategies.
  • Liaise with the central Communications Team in South
Sudan and with regional departmental teams including South Sudan
embassy at the UN in New York, Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal
  • Maintaining the Embassy media contact list and proactively brief media
contacts on American policy including the targeted distribution of
communications material.
  • Manage media events including drafting and issuing material, (press
releases and website material etc.), organize, invite and help manage
press attendance at Embassy events, interviews and press conferences –
particularly for South Sudanese VIP visiting America and manage political
campaign events.

As a computer Network administrator of South Sudan Embassy

  • Provide Help Desk Support at the Embassy
  • Manage the Embassy communication security system
  • Support Embassy Press Activities
  • Embassy Communication network
Desktop/Laptop and Mac Support;
  • Remote Computer Technical Support, Virus/Malware removal, PC
Tune-Ups
Corporate User, Printer/Peripheral Technical Support, Technical Analysis
and IT Systems User Permissions/Authentication Requests
Troubleshoot software and hardware failures; determine network
problems; demonstrated proficiency in user access control
Troubleshoot through phone hardware and software and engage
technical resources to resolve issues.

03/2002 to 08/2014     –   Kloeckner Metal Charlotte, NC

Crane Operator & Computer Network Administrator

As A Crane Operator

  • Work inside a warehouse,
  • responsible for operating overhead cranes using remote-controlled equipment to transport goods.

As a computer network Administrator

  • Help Desk at Kloeckner Steel Charlotte
  • Desktop/Laptop Support; Remote Computer Technical Support, Virus/Malware removal, PC
Tune-Ups
Corporate User, Printer/Peripheral Technical Support, Technical Analysis
and IT Systems User Permissions/Authentication Requests
Troubleshoot software and hardware failures; determine network
problems; demonstrated proficiency in user access control
Troubleshoot through phone hardware and software and engage
technical resources to resolve issues

 

EDUCATION

 

2009                                  Associated degree: Business administration

University of phoenix - Arizona State

2012                                 Bachelor degree: Organization security government and private

University of Phoenix - Arizona State