SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

GDAI Webinar #7 - Sudan at the crossroads: hopes and fears for the future

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Dr Bashàïr Ahmed (Shabaka) and Paul Asquith (African Foundation for Development/SLE, Humboldt University, Berlin)

Date: 4 December 2020Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 4 December 2020Time: 4:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar

Following the popular revolution and the end of military rule in Sudan in 2019, there were great hopes for change in the future, both within the country and across the Sudanese diaspora.

Since then, in 2020 Sudan has been buffeted first by the COVID-19 pandemic and then by severe flooding in August 2020, and the diaspora have played a crucial role in mobilising development and most recently humanitarian assistance in the country. Most recently, political instability and the threat of civil war in Ethiopia risks unleashing a new refugee crisis on Sudan, at a time when the country is struggling to cope with existing complex emergencies.

How can communities in Sudan and in the diaspora support the country during these challenging times, and help realise their dreams and aspirations for good governance and development in Sudan.

Speakers: Dr Bashàïr Ahmed (Shabaka) and Paul Asquith (African Foundation for Development/SLE, Humboldt University, Berlin)

Registration

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Contact email: am131@soas.ac.uk