UK Sudanese Graduates Conference (SGC-UK)

Youth leaders exploring challenges and opportunities for Sudan

Saturday 3rd November 2018, University Square Stratford, London, United Kingdom

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.

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.


Program Overview

SESSION ONE (11:00-12:30) 

Co-Chairs: Mona AdamShaman PR & Abobakr ElwakeelImperial College London

Welcome: Allam Ahmed, Founder – International Diaspora Initiative (Sudan Knowledge)

Introduction to Chevening scholarship and Sudanese graduates
Alwaleed Abdeen, Lancaster University – MSc E-Business and Innovation

  1. Rural-urban migration and livelihoods, Case study: the Gezira Scheme Sudan (الهجرة من الريف الي الحضر وسبل العيش
    دراسة حالة عن مشروع الجزيرة – السودان.)
    Bashir Omer, University of Birmingham – MSc International Development 
  2. The role of development NGOs in Sudan, in light of the current authoritarian regime (دور المنظمات غير الحكومية التنموية في ظل الحكم الشمولي – دراسة حالة عن السودان)
    Hamid Khalafallah, University of Bradford – MA International Development Management
  3. Impact of code-switching at Sudanese universities, University of Khartoum example (تأثيرات إستخدام اللغة العربية أثناء دراسة اللغة الانجليزية في الجامعات السودانية – جامعة الخرطوم نموزجا)
    Osman Abugarda, De Montfort University – MA English Language Teaching
  4. Music and Politics in Sudan: Story of Radicalisation and nonviolent Resistance (الموسيقى و السياسة في السودان: قصة تطرف و مقاومة سلمية)
    Mohamed Kamal, University of Bristol – MSc International Security 

Discussion and reflection

SESSION TWO (13:00-14:15) 

Co-Chairs: Mohammed Alleasir – Lloyds Banking Group & Rania Suleiman – Pharmacist Doctor

  1. An investigation into the impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention in developing countries and the moderating role of gender: the case from Sudan (تحقيق في تأثير برامج تعليم ريادة الأعمال على النية في إنشاء أعمال ريادية في البلدان النامية و الدور الوسيط للنوع في تغيير النتائج: نموزح السودان)
    Hassan Alsafy, Durham University – MSc Management 
  2. The entrepreneurship scene in Sudan and how Sudanese diaspora can get involved (مشهد ريادة الأعمال في السودان وكيف يمكن للسودانيين في الشتات المشاركة؟)
    Alwaleed Abdeen, Lancaster University – MSc E-Business and Innovation
  3. The role NGOs microloan programmes in women empowerment: a case study from Sub-Saharan Africa (دور برامج التمويل الأصغر للمنظمات غير الربحية في تمكين المراءه – دراسة حالة من دول جنوب الصحراء الكبري الأفريقية )
    Hind Abdalrahman, University of Westminster – MSc International Development Management
  4. Investigating flag-carrier performance in developing countries: case study of Sudan airways (تحقيق حول أداء الناقل الوطني في الدول النامية ؛ دراسة حالة سودانير)
    Ammar Hamoda, Brunel UniversityMaster of Business Administration

Discussion and reflection

SESSION THREE (14:30-15:30) 

Chair: Allam Ahmed, Founder – International Diaspora Initiative (Sudan Knowledge)

  1. كن مُبادراً (تجربة منظمة مجددون)
    Faris AliGeneral Manager Mujaddidon, Sudan
  2. خاتمة
    Sheikh Babikir Ahmed BabikirIslamic Scholar, Education Consultant, Public Speaker & Chairman Rumi’s Cave

Discussion and reflection

END OF CONFERENCE

The UK Sudanese Graduates Conference (SGC-UK) started in 2018 with 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.