Blogs | 3 April 2018 | by Anton Quist

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New round of Human Security Surveys collected in Jonglei

After three weeks of data collection across Jonglei state, more than 550 Human Security Surveys have been uploaded last week, kicking off the second round of data collection in four different locations in South Sudan throughout 2018.

After the first round of surveys were conducted in Jonglei, Eastern Lakes, Unity (Payinjiar) and Jubek states in 2016-17, the data was analyzed, shared in publications, and brought back in presentations during locally organized community security dialogue forums the same year. In 2018, a new round of Human Security Surveys will be conducted in the same four locations. This way, new developments in the security situation can be measured in real time, while results could also be compared with last year’s results. Meanwhile, surveying the counties and villages further spreads awareness on the communities’ perceptions regarding the local security situation.

Last month, ten local enumerators were trained in Jonglei’s state capital Bor for four days, in general survey skills, the use of mobile phones in data collection and the main objectives of the Human Security Survey. After the training the enumerators returned home to start data collection across the three former counties of Jonglei state (Bor South, Twic East and Duk county) that were also covered last year.

The data collection, which took place over the course of three weeks, was approved by all relevant authorities and took place without any problems. In the next couple of weeks and months, the more than 550 collected surveys will be cleaned and analyzed, after which the results will be published in placemats and summary reports, as well as reported back to the communities during a new community security dialogue forum in Bor, later this year.

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