Dialogue Debates

The Missing Piece: Where is the Missing Peace in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement?





The Peace Research Institute (PRI), held a lecture that comes within the PRI policy debate, by the 9th of February 2016, in Small Sharigah Hall. Audiences from academic, diplomatic, and other different domains, had the chance to participate in a debate interaction. The lecture titled (The Missing Piece: Where is the Missing Peace in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement?) was addressed by Ambassador Princeton N.Lyman, a senior advisor in the U.S Institute of Peace, and the former US envoy in Sudan and South Sudan. Mr, Lyman, discussed how peace was greatly missed after the CPA, highlighting causes and consequences. He also mentioned some initiatives to recreate and maintain peace, including the National Dialogue, that Mr, Princeton described as good but not enough.

National Dialogue Forum Organizes Preparatory Meetings for National Dialogue 3/4/2014

The preparatory meetings targeted the political parties represented in 1986 Parliament. These meetings witnessed the presentation and discussion of the University of Khartoum ideas to support and facilitate the national dialogue to override the national crisis, currently prevalent in the country  to arrive at a settlement. This settlement is to halt the  state of deterioration and prevents it from sliding into a collapse stage. The target goal is to achieve a broad accord on a national project for a future dominated by peace, stability, democracy and development. The national dialogue issues have been discussed. Several proposals were presented after which participants in the dialogue were agreed upon. Attendants unanimously reaffirmed their confidence in the University of Khartoum as a reservoir for Sudanese expertise. The university has the ability to prepare the environment for the dialogue.

The Institute is the rapporteur of National Dialogue and Policies Forum

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum Professor Al-Sidig Ahmed Al-Mustafa El-Sheikh Hayati, issued a decision appointing PRI as the rapporteur of the Forum of National Dialogue.The Institute is responsible of managing this activity. The Forum was restructured at the end of the year   2012 in its second session with a membership of 29 staff member from various disciplines.

The Forum held its first meeting on Wednesday, September 19. The meeting was addressed by the Forums chair Professor Al-Sidig Hayati , and Dr. Sumaya AbuKashawa, Deputy ViceChancellor, Professor Yusuf Fadl Associate Chair person of the Forum, and the Peace Research Institutes Director as the rapporteur of the Forum. Deliberations of the Forum dealt with many issues: political, social and economic. Many visions and ideas will contribute to there form of the country.This stems from the significant role entrusted to the University of Khartoum in community service and rendering counseling for all relevant actors.

Successive meetings of the Forum, were held for the formulation of a number of projects and programs of work, through work teams It is scheduled that the proceedings of meetings and deliberations will be published by PRI

A Round table on Policies to curtail Armed Struggle in South Sudan 31/12/2013

A Round table on Policies to curtail Armed Struggle in South Sudan 31/12/2013

The Peace Research Institute (PRI)-University of Khartoum, convened a roundtable about “The Armed Struggle in South Sudan”, at the Sharjah Hall, 31/12/2013. The round table witnessed the participation of the university staff, activists, experts, diplomats, UN staff, parliamentarians, security agencies and the Ministry of oil officials to probe means of fending off the impact of the conflict  and to come out with a vision that aids in drawing up a public policy for warding off  the effect
of events on Sudan, the region and locating venues for Sudan’s

contribution towards halting the bloodshed, whether through an individual/regional or international stance. A team of experts was formed for the South Sudan program. It constitutes one of the programs on which PRI is working from economic, social and political dimensions.  The team of experts prepared a policy  paper on what Sudan can offer to the nascent state in the South.

Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan talks about Federalism and State-building in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan talks about Federalism and State-building in Ethiopia

The Peace Research Institute University of Khartoum, inaugurated Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Shargah Hall, the Policy Dialogue Program, which is held periodically to discuss issues of conflict peace and public policy. The Director of the Institute, Dr Mohamed Mahjoub Haroun launched the program and theAmbassadoroftheRepublicofEthiopiatoSudan, AbadiZimo, presented a speech on: “Federalism and State Buildingthe Case of Ethiopia.” Many people have participated in the inauguration program including a number of ambassador sofI GAD countries, diplomats, academics, experts, Sudanese and foreign journalists

The Peace Research Institute (PRI), University of Khartoum and the Centre for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS), University of Juba

Responding to the IGAD initiative of engaging the two peace centres in joint collaborative work that contributes to peace building and stability, and affirming the centrality of peace building;
Mindful to post CPA challenges facing Sudan and South Sudan, and recognizing the capacity of PRI and CPDS to actively engage in peace building,
Cognizant of the conducive environment created by the recent cooperation framework agreements between the two countries and the commitment of the leadership to ensure the implementation of the cooperation matrices,
Affirming their commitment to contribute to peace building and stability in Sudan and South Sudan, and
Expressing full support for the realization of two prosperous states living side by side in peace and tranquillity, shall:
Engage in joint research and advocacy program around:
1. The creation of soft borders between Sudan and South Sudan; to facilitate movements of pastoralists, cross border trade, and the movement of citizens as stipulated by the four freedoms agreement between the two countries;
2. Security issues around disarmament, demobilization and re-integration (DDR) and the proliferation of small arms;
3. Civic education with a focus on propagating and spreading peace culture, engaging women, CSOs working for peace building, the youth, private sector and media.
4. Macroeconomic issues including microfinance bank for border communities, and free trade zone for such communities; and
5. Border demarcation and the Abyei issue.
6. Mobilization of institutions of higher learning to support this consensus as a benchmark for peace building and stability
Call upon the governments of Sudan and South Sudan to support this consensus
PRI and CPDS Call upon IGAD to:
Support PRI and CPDS to operationalize this consensus through mobilizing resources and facilitating the process;
Provide technical support, capacity building and advice on matters pertaining to liaison between the two centres and their respective governments and any other bodies as may be deemed important by the two institutions;
Support any structure for the smooth and successful implementation of this consensus.
PRI and CPDS thank the representatives of the two governments and IGAD, and appreciate the role they played in the deliberations leading to this consensus.

Abda Al Mahdi reviews the implications of the economy of Sudan, after the secession of the South

The Peace Research Institute hosted in the second round of the Dialogue Policy Forum Abda Yahia AlMahdi, an economic expert and former State Minster of the Ministry of Finance, on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The dialogue was about there percussions of the economic crisis after these cession ofSouthern Sudan. Present at thedialogue and debate was a number of business men from theprivate sector, academicians economists, and representativesof thecentral and commercial banks