About Institute

The Peace Institute was originally established in 1986 at the University of Khartoum; by 1990, it had been upgraded to its present status as an institute. In establishing the Peace Institute, the University aims to promote initiative, leadership, and cooperation in fields of scientific research that contribute to the advancement of peace and human rights in Sudan. Through the Peace Institute, the University seeks to deepen the understanding of the causes of conflict, while simultaneously providing frameworks for their resolution.

The Peace Institute also works as a national platform for dialogue and policy-making. As such, it is a major stakeholder at the University of Khartoum for national and regional public affairs. The Peace Institute maintains various projects, all of which aim to serve and advance the objectives for which it was established

Structure of the Peace Institute

The Peace Institute consists of the following divisions:

  1. The Board of the Peace Institute;
  2. The Scientific Committee; and,
  3. The Management of the Peace Institute.

The Board of the Peace Institute consists of the following members:

  1. The Director of the University of Khartoum- President;
  2. The Director of the Peace Institute - Member and Decision-Maker; and,
  3. The Deputy Director of the Peace Institute - Member

In addition, other members include deans of the university, directors of various institutes, civil service leaders, and other experts in relevant fields.

The Scientific Committee consists of the following members:

  1. The Director of the Peace Institute - President;
  2. The Deputy Director of the Peace Institute - Co-Chair; and,
  3. The Peace Institute's Teaching Staff - Members.

In addition, other members include deans of the university, directors of various university centers, and other experts in relevant fields.

The Management of the Peace Institute consists of the following members:

  1. The Director of the Peace Institute;
  2. The Deputy Director of the Peace Institute; and,
  3. The Registrar.

Projects and Programs of the Peace Institute

The Peace Institute has many programs and projects, including:

  • 1. The Humanitarian Survey Security Project, financed by the United Nations Development Program;
  • 2. The Elections Special Research Project;
  • 3. The Early Warning Special Research Project;
  • 4. The Sudanese-Norwegian Research Project, in cooperation with the Maclson Institute;
  • 5. Preparing the Parliamentarians' Handbook;
  • 6. Preparing the Darfur Peace Document;
  • 7. The Law Rules Status Project;
  • 8. The Conflict Project - low and high level conflicts;
  • 9. Political Parties and Civil Society Organizations Support Project;
  • 10. The National Unity and Reconciliation Project;
  • 11. The Darfur Dialogue Project (Heidelberg);
  • 12. Preparing the draft of the Sudanese Election Law;
  • 13. The People's Advice Project, in collaboration with UNAMIS; and,
  • 14. The Project Team of National Experts for Popular Consultation, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Sudan (in progress).