Kwacakworo foundation

The Kwacakworo Foundation for Culture, Peace, and the Arts

To preserve Kwacakworo’s material and immaterial work and to give his estate a practical function and meaning, a foundation called the “Kwacakworo Foundation” is to be established.

During his active time as a delegate of the ICRC, a commander of peacekeepers in the Nuba Mountains, and as a long-standing peace advisor to the Swiss government in South Sudan, Kwacakworo had passed on a large part of his salary to (mostly young) South Sudanese, Nuba or Turkana  to enable them to  pursue their education or training, and to help them with other personal problems including healthcare, travel, accommodation in the refugee camp in Kakuma, etc. Kwacakworo had also launched and accompanied a (very successful) scholarship programme of the Swiss government (SDC) for young people from marginalised areas of South Sudan for years.

In gratitude for his commitment to young South Sudanese of all ethnic backgrounds, one of the former child soldiers (Napoleon Adok Gai) had the idea in the 1990s to establish a “Kwacakworo Foundation”. The idea inspired many working South Sudanese to help young people with their education. However, due to the limited means of communication at that time, and the lack of resources, it was not possible to realize the idea of the foundation.

Twenty-five years later, however, the time seems to have come to take up the idea of a foundation, to refine its goals and to realize  its mission. If the foundation finds the necessary financial support, not only the material and intangible work of Kwacakworo will continue to be impactful, but also projects in South Sudan, mostly in the field of education and community development, will be planned and realized.


Kwacakworo’s estate is the focus of Chapter VIII of this homepage. The idea and concept of the planned foundation was described in detail by Prof. Beckry Abdel Magid:

Since the planned foundation can only be established with the help of sympathizers and  supporters of peace, culture, and the arts, the founding committee will be  grateful for any financial support.

We appreciate your donation, thank you!

  • Joane Holliger, Senior Program Officer, Center for Security Studies (CSS) ETH Zurich,
  • Beckry Abdel-Magid, PhD, PE, Professor of Composite Materials Engineering, Winona State, University, USA,
  • Prof. Dr. med. Paolo Suter, University of Zürich,
  • N. Aok Gai, Director General, National Communication Authority, Republic of South Sudan,

Bank details

Conradin Perner 
Account Nr.429985-70-6
IBANCH73 0483 5042 9985 7000 6
Bank Clearing-Nr.4835