The followings are the core competencies of the Bridge Network organization:

Areas of Focus


Contextual analysis and Researching Complexity in South Sudan

We can sit in offices and think up great solutions.  However, positive change depends on how these ideas and practices interact with existing social struggles and everyday realities.  At the same time, during conflict and humanitarian emergencies, these everyday realities are filled with complexity.  Our research focuses on the reality of the everyday to ensure that solutions are realistic and innovative, and we use a mixture of methods, including qualitative and ethnographic methods, to take account of the complex South Sudanese context.


Monitoring and Evaluation

We are specializing in qualitative monitoring and evaluation methods, including employing creative ideas to monitor changes in conflict, peace, security, and safety. Conduct project baselines and recommend ways of addressing possible deviations. The Bridge Network has a leverage of having network of researchers across the country.


Capacity Building

We are a team of South Sudanese researchers, and we continue to learn.  We are also eager to help other South Sudanese learn and for South Sudanese to take a role in thought leadership in the humanitarian and development worlds of South Sudan. The Bridge Network provides specialized trainings, workshops and


Conflict resolution

The Bridge Network through its project of conflict resolution mechanisms with Swisspeace, African Mission Assistance (AMA) and the Bridge Network in Panyijar and Yirol East counties and other dialogues sessions facilitated by the Bridge Network on conflict management and peacebuilding initiatives makes it a conflict resolution a very strong pillar for the Bridge Network.


Research and Policy analysis

The Bridge Network organization is generally a research focused institution with interest in conducting surveys, qualitative and quantitative studies and strategic analysis of the policies and give recommendations where relevant. We are interested in organizing seminars, forums, panel discussions to disseminate research findings and or policy recommendations.


Participatory learning

The Bridge Network in all its studies employed what is called participatory learning to directly support the initiatives and gaps that are highlighted in the research. This is because researching without providing solutions is always a bad sign to the community and the institution itself. In situation where participatory learning isn’t possible, we always have effective referrals in place.


7. Thematic analysis (Gender/conflict/humanitarian etc)

The Bridge Network specializes in thematic analysis such as the recent special issues on conflict situation in Warrap and Jonglei state. This helps inform decision making and appropriate project interventions in the project locations