SUDAN AT A CROSSROADS: Towards a Vision for the Future & Youth Empowerment
Saturday 14th January 2017 from 13:45 to 16:20 (BST)
13:30-13:45 Arrival 13:45-15:15 Session One 15:15-15:30 Break 15:30-16:20 Session TwoTarget audience Academic, professionals, research, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders. Focus Sudan Hosts World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) Sudan Knowledge (SK) Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI)
The Sudanese diasporic community is relatively large and has a significant impact on Sudan development on account of the size and volume of financial remittances. However diasporic contribution is largely neglected within national sustainable development policy and strategies in Sudan. Therefore the main aim of this debate is to ensure Sudan is benefiting from its Diaspora (particularly youth) towards the vision for the future and involve them directly in formulating the objectives and desired outcomes of any policy, and the best means of achieving them in Sudan. Moreover the debate will also explore the role of the government, academic and research institutions as well as the private sector as recommended by the World Bank’s World Development Report 2016 to enable Sudan reap the digital benefits form the global growth in the digital jobs and knowledge economy particularly for the country’s Digital Natives (Youth).
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