PRI and ECA Head for Partnership
By the 3rd of January 2017, Peace Research Institute (PRI) of the University of Khartoum, had the privilege to receive Dr. Abdallah Hamdok in its venue at PRI meeting room.
Mr. Hamdok was appointed by the UN Secretary General, as Acting Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in 31 Oct 2016. PRI seized the opportunity of Mr. Hamdok presence in Sudan to invite him for a meeting to hear his advice and comments about the institute work and activities. Dr Mohamed Haroon, Director of PRI, suggested a way to link PRI with ECA and other relevant institutions. On the other hand Mr. Hamdok revealed a great impression about PRI programmes, contributions and impact. He subsequently confirmed the possibility of linking the two bodies in a sort of mutual programmes and activities. He also expressed his interest on PRI ongoing project of (Developmental Burden of Armed Conflict in Sudan) as a very important study that could be a pilot project in Africa.
Hamdok Also offered a way for connection with other institutions (working in field) in order to provide opportunities of capacity building for Sudanese scholars, as he highlighted that "opportunities are always available yet rarely availed".
At the end PRI was honored to have Mr. Hamdok as a member of its biannual journal board (Discourse)
The conflict in southern Sudan and discuss the initial draft agreement signed between the parties in the State of South Sudan
South Kordofan Governor Held Talks with PRI Team of Experts for South Kordofan and the Blue Nile States 22/2/2014
The team of experts of the Peace Research Institute (PRI) - University of Khartoum, presided by PRI Director, Dr. Mohammed Mahjoub Haroon, met with South Kordofan Governor. In light of cooperation between PRI and South Kordofan State, the Governor briefed the team on the current political, economic and social situation in the State. The team made a number of proposals for resolving the crisis in the State. The cooperation. between PRI and the State is considered a continuation of the Institute’s advisory work in South Kordofan State.
PRI organizes a meeting for South Kordofan elites and The Wali
PRI Organized a working dinner for South Kordofan elites (South Hills) with the Wali on Tuesday 20 August 2013, at University of Khartoum guest house in Burri. The Participants discussed the role of the elites in attaining consensus and mending the social fabric as a way for solving problem in the state. The participants welcomed the new wali, Adam El- Faki El –Tayeb. The Wali listened to the
participants who emphasized the necessity of negotiating with those who are carrying arms. The participants also commended the release of detainees, and called for calling back those who were sacked from their jobs for political reasons. They also called for cooperation with national and international NGOs. Forum his part, the Wali pledged to work for reconstruction and sustainable peace in the state.
It should be noted that the peace research institute is undertaking a project on social consensus in South kordofan this meeting was undertaken under auspices of this project
PRI and CPDS Call upon IGAD to :
Support PRI and CPD Stooperationalize this consensus through mobilizing resources and facilitating the process; Provide technical support, capacity building and dvice on matters pertaining to liaison between the two centres and the irrespective governments and any other bodies as may be deemed important by the two institutions
PRI participated in the Third Scientific Conference, University of Khartoum, February 2013
The Peace Research Institute participated in Third Scientific Conference organized by the Graduate College - University of Khartoum during the period 25 to 28 February, 2013. The conference included a number of activities; seminars, lectures and workshops, besides exhibitions for the faculties and institutes involved.
PRI presented two papers, by Professor Awad Al-SidAl-Karsani, the chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Conference, “The Implementation of Popular Consultation in Sudan”, the second paper was presented by Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Suleiman about the “Distribution of Wealth uses: Local Government Finance in Sudan as a Model”.
In the same context the Institute’s Unit of Research and Documentation, has organized an exhibition accompanying the conference. It contained copies of the unit’s publications during the past years; books, reports, etc...,besides a number of photos, that illustrate the activities, projects and various events held inside and outside Sudan. The exhibition also contained leaflets calling for cessation of hostilities and wars ,and call for peace and security.
Editorial Board assesses the issue:
The Editorial Board assessed the bi- issue no (2 -3). A work shop was held for this occasion and hosted a number of specialists. All emphasized the progress that was clear in the issue (2 -3). The Board welcomed the importance of these minar attendants besides the contributions of researchers from outside Sudan.
Discourse Bi-Issue no (2- 3)
The Peace Research Institute published the bi-issue no. (2- 3) of its scientific journal Discourse, the focus of which was “ Greater Sudan: The Ties That Bind’’. It contained topics and articles in Arabic and English. The editorial of the Journal was titled “Greater Sudan: The Ties That Bind’’, and under the same heading came the Debate of the issue,
The Peace Research Institute's consultants continue supervising the Blue Nile State's Popular Consultation data entry, which reached its fifth day on April 13, 2011.
The process is moving smoothly, due to well-coordinated efforts and a sense of goodwill among the parties involved. . The Peace Research Institute's consultant team expects to increase the volume of data entered, thus optimizing the use of time allotted for the project.
The daily reports prepared by the Peace Research Institute's Consultant Team for the Ad-damazin City Committee in charge of the process indicate 100% accuracy in collecting popular opinions and data entry.
In November 2010, the Parliamentary Commission for Popular Consultation in the Blue Nile State appointed the Peace Research Institute as technical consultant, assigned to oversee the popular consultation process financed by the Dutch Embassy.