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.
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.