UK Sudanese Graduates Conference (SGC-UK)

Youth leaders exploring challenges and opportunities for Sudan

Saturday 3rd November 2018 (11:00-16:30)              REGISTERATION

University Square Stratford, London, United Kingdom

SPEAKERS - more to be added

Presenters: 
Hassan Alsafy, Durham University – MSc Management 
Alwaleed Abdeen, Lancaster University – MSc E-Business and Innovation
Lamis Bashir, University College London – MSc Regenerative Medicine
Hamid Khalafallah, University of Bradford – MA International Development Management
Mohamed Kamal, University of Bristol – MSc International Security 
Buthaina EmamSOAS University of London – MSc Globalisation and Development
Osman Abugarda, De Montfort University – MA English Language Teaching
Ammar Hamoda, Brunel University – Master of Business Administration
Hind Abdalrahman, University of Westminster – MSc International Development Management
Bashir Omer, University of Birmingham – MSc International Development 

Concluding remarks: 
Sheikh Babikir Ahmed BabikirIslamic scholar, education consultant, public speaker & chairman Rumi’s Cave

Sessions Chairs:
Mona AdamDirector Shaman PR

Join us for this exciting conference, where Sudanese graduates from UK universities and high level Diaspora (students, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, ordinary citizen) from the public and private sectors will give their views on the future of Sudan and how the Diaspora can contribute to shaping the future of Sudan’s peace and sustainable development.

SGC aims to connect recent Sudanese graduates from UK universities with Sudanese diaspora and international community who are interested in Sudan. The speakers will discuss a diverse range of topics including education; development; medical research; entrepreneurship etc and share the outcomes of their research and professional experience relevant to Sudan. The event allows for networking opportunity between Sudanese graduates from UK universities, current students, Chevening alumni with the relevant audience interested to hear about the projects, challenges and opportunities for Sudan from the research and work of those young leaders.

Tentative program – more to be added:

  • An investigation into the impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention in developing countries and the moderating role of gender: the case from Sudan;
  • The entrepreneurship scene in Sudan and how Sudanese diaspora can get involved;
  • The role of development NGOs in Sudan, in light of the current authoritarian regime;
  • Music and resistance to radicalisation: the case of Al-Hawatta in Sudan;
  • How to develop English language teaching in Sudan;
  • The winners and losers of economic sanctions in Sudan;
  • The role NGOs microloan programmes in women empowerment: a case study from Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Investigating flag-carrier performance in developing countries: case study of Sudan airways;
  • Rural-urban migration and livelihoods, Case study: the Gezira Scheme Sudan;
  • Stem cells research: the hope, the hype and the obstacles in Sudan.
Sudanese Chevening Scholarship Alumni

SGC is also excited to host the 2017/2018  Sudanese Chevening scholarship alumni who were selected for their leadership potential, influence, and ambition; the alumni have just completed their one year master programs in various universities across the UK and will present different topics throughout the event. Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. Chevening Alumni numbering around 50,000 worldwide and are considered an influential and highly regarded group. They have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields including politics, business, the media, civil society, science and technology, and academia.

Diaspora Conferences

This multi-disciplinary conference is part of our Sudan Knowledge Diaspora Conference Series aims to provide the participants the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences from all over the world on major global issues; the emphasis is on the importance of evidence-based planning to overcome the challenges facing Sudan’s efforts to achieve a sustainable future. For more details watch presentations from Sudan Knowledge’s previous events.

Venue and Registration

The conference is co-organised and hosted by the Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities (CIFLAC), University of East London at the following address: Room G19, University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Road, E15 1NF, London, United Kingdom

Please complete the form below to pre-book your place at the event. Due to security and logistics issues at the venue, ALL participants must register in advance to attend the event.

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