AECOM Technology Corp. (NYSE: ACM) has won a $110 million contract to provide the U.S. Agency for International Development with conflict mitigation support services for their work in South Sudan.
The South Sudan Viable Support to Transition and Stability program builds on a previous initiative that AECOM launched in 2009 in aid of political and peace processes before and after South Sudan’s independence from the Republic of Sudan in 2011, AECOM said Wednesday.
USAID intends for the VISTAS program to help the country’s citizens address violence and political instability and AECOM will perform its support over five years.
John Dionisio, AECOM chairman and CEO, said the company will leverage its previous conflict-mitigation works on various USAID programs in South Sudan to help further stability in the area.
AECOM will work to engage citizens in political and peace processes, as well as the youth sector and other groups in various social and economic activities.
The company intends to work with local, regional and international stakeholders to achieve the program’s goals.