Sudan Panel Discussion: Transnational Activism, Diaspora Advocacy, and Migrant Protection

Key information

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Russell Square: College Buildings
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS and Online

About this event

About this event

Sudan has a significant diaspora around the world, and since the 2019 revolution there has been a wave of engagement and support from the diaspora for the civilian-led transitional government. Diaspora members are involved in a range of activities, including online activism, transnational advocacy, as well as migrant support.

This panel discussion is organised in collaboration between the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, Governance Programming Overseas and Shabaka. It aims to connect diaspora members and leaders with policymakers and practitioners working in Sudan, to discuss the Sudanese diaspora’s engagement in Sudan, in activism and advocacy as well as migrant protection. It seeks to build dialogue between different stakeholders, identify key challenges in migrant protection, as well as increase recognition and explore the diaspora’s role.

The discussion will be open to representatives of Sudanese civil society, Sudanese diaspora activists, and other stakeholders interested in Sudan. Invited participants will include representatives from Sudanese civil society, as well as international partners such as EC, FCDO, UN agencies, USAID, and academics and researchers working on Sudan. It will take place on 1 December 2021, from 12pm-1.30pm London time, or 2pm-3.30pm Khartoum time. The discussion will be held in hybrid format via zoom and Facebook live as well as in person in the Khalili Lecture Theatre.

Invited Panelists/Speakers:

  • Ms Khouloud Khair, Insight Strategy Partners
  • Prof Laura Hammond, SOAS
  • HE Giles Lever, UK Ambassador to Sudan
  • Mr Tauhid Pasha, IOM UK


This event is open to the public, however registration is required. Online registration