Policy Priorities for Building a Stable Sudan
Dr Sayed El-Khatib, Director, Centre for Strategic Studies, Sudan
Chair: John Ryle, Executive Director, Rift Valley Institute; Legrand Ramsey Professor, Bard College, New York
As Sudan approaches elections in 2015, the government has signalled that progress on essential economic and political change will likely become a priority. With significant domestic challenges exacerbated by a complex regional environment, addressing Sudan’s greatest internal risks – such as revenue generation and localized violent conflict in Darfur and elsewhere – in tandem with improving regional relations, will be high on the government’s agenda as it seeks a smooth process to 2015.
Dr Sayed El-Khatib will offer his thoughts on the policy choices Sudan faces to address these challenges, and will discuss the role that international partners could play.