The Community Engagement Network (CEN) is a South Sudanese participatory initiative that promotes social cohesion and transformation in diverse communities through locally driven innovative multimedia programs. CEN is a network of media organizations, arts and cultural groups, organizations and associations that operate within the different states of South Sudan.
CEN’s vision is a socially transformed and cohesive society. The network’s overall objective is to harness South Sudanese culture through media and arts as a tool for community engagement through strategic partnerships with networks of media and arts actors to engage 1 million people in six locations across the three greater regions of South Sudan by 2024.
CEN’s network of radio stations and partners will work with the rationale of strengthening and improving the already established radio programming by incorporating the practice of community, communication and engagement. The purpose is to promote innovative radio programming to disseminate meaningful messaging and communication with the local communities. The radio stations run their programs as usual, and synchronize cross-cutting creative media projects as part of CEN. As members of CEN, radio stations create impactful programming for the diverse audiences, languages and cultures in their respective states, while integrating best practices and creative media approaches. The cross pollination of programming across languages, states and regions where the network partners are is essential in creating effective community engagement across South Sudan.
CEN was legally registered by ministry of legal and constitutional affair under the NGO and Company Act and became recognized NGO in South Sudan by 2019.
Tel: +211 922 028 312 / +211 918 171 600
PO Box 502 Juba , South Sudan