Infrastructure needs in sub Saharan Africa with particular reference to South Sudan

Ayman Nassif, Ann Stewart, Millie Mutepfe, Petros Christou

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Abstract

This paper focuses on South Sudan’s infrastructure delivery in an efficient and effective way. South Sudan, though endowed with considerable natural resources, still lacks the necessary infrastructure for improvement in the standard of living for the population. This paper presents aspects of qualitative and quantitative data obtained using questionnaires and interviews. It was found that most of the population had access to health facilities within a 10 km radius and 65% of the respondents stated that they are able to walk such distances. Regional connectivity infrastructure was rated very highly by the respondents. As far as soft infrastructure needed for education, there is a crucial need to invest in adult literacy especially in the field of science and engineering to ensure appropriate participation of the citizens in the developmental agenda for South Sudan. Developing the human capital is crucial in attracting local and foreign investors in infrastructure projects. Tertiary institutions of learning in South Sudan will need to focus on education and training to insure that the country will have locally qualified people to design, construct and manage the necessary soft and hard infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated solutions for infrastructure development
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Malaysia, Oct 2016
EditorsH. H. Lau, F. E. Trang, C. K. Ng, A. Singh
PublisherISEC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-9960437-3-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2016
EventThird Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: ASEA-SEC-3 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 31 Oct 20164 Nov 2016
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Conference

ConferenceThird Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period31/10/164/11/16
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