Deng Nhial Chioh is a heritage professional holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Anthropology and a high diploma in Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba, Institute for Peace, Development and Security Studies, March 2019. He worked as senior inspector for folklore and festivals with the national Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports from 2006-. Deng acquired series of trainings from UNESCO “among which “impact assessment as a tool for heritage management, organised by ICCROM, CHDA, CRATerr-ENSAG, and UNESCO World Heritage Committee, 2008 in Sudan, Expert meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Emergencies, UNESCO, Paris, May 2019 and July 2019 the training of trainers on Intangible Cultural Heritage for facilitators from Africa Region in Algiers, Algeria, Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (CRESPIAF). He worked as a consultant with UNESCO Juba, 2013 in the implementation of the activity, preparation of workshop and cultural performances “psychosocial support to the IDPs at the UN House PoC Sites.” He is the founder and executive director of Maale Heritage Development Foundation, and has worked in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in the protection of civilian sites presenting heritage studies and screening films promoting peace-building and cultural dialogue among the vulnerable communities displaced by 2013 crisis since and organized 13 cultural diverse groups for Psychosocial support interventions , performing dances to engage communities in peaceful relationship and harmony. He participated in development of national languages with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology guided by Summer Institute for linguistics (SIL) for primary education in 2018.

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