National Education Coalition (NEC) in South Sudan was formed in 2016 after series of consultation among Partners on Education Group (PEG), Ministry of General Education & Instruction, Donors, through the support of African Network Campaign on Education for All, Global Campaign for Education and Global Partnership for Education. It was formally registered by the South Sudan’s Relief and Rehabilitation Commission in 2017. NEC focuses on advocacy for right to education in all its forms (emergency and development) for all children of South Sudan as stipulated in the Interim Constitution, regional, and international documents on education through policy influencing. This nature of work requires a massive collection of voices and actors to be able to build a formidable force that can create legitimacy and influence policy and legal dialogues. It is entirely an independent.
The idea of NECs was mooted after the Dakar conference in 2000 where civil society organizations working in education sector sought to come up with an organized way of engaging with government, the public and other stakeholders on matters relating to education. Thus, every country was requested to mobilize like-minded civil society actors to form a NEC which would serve as the platform through which stakeholders would agitate for improved education sectors in their respective countries. NEC in South Sudan currently has 128 like-minded CSOs member organizations (both National and International) working and supporting advocacy on right to education for all. It is managed in three levels, that is, General Assembly, Board, and Secretariat. The Secretariat runs the coalition’s day to day operations.