“It’s not enough to tell a story.
We have to take action.”
– Joseph Edward Issa, IPCA Executive Director
While working as a journalist in 2010, during the struggle for South Sudanese independence, Joseph Edward made a visit to Boma State in the eastern part of South Sudan. When he arrived, intending to gather materials for a story about inter-communal violence, he was struck by the severity of the situation, the proliferation of armed groups, and the breakdown of the community. At the time there were no NGOs active in South Sudan, and Joseph realized that he could not simply return home to write the story of these people. He had to do something — and so IPCA was born, with the mission of bringing dialogue, community, and peace back to South Sudan.