Diaspora 2020

9th Diaspora International Conference

RE-BUILDING SUDAN:

from seriously off-track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030

28-29 December 2020

All efforts will be made to organise the conference in Khartoum, Sudan but as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, we are also making full plan for the conference to be organised remotely via video conference technologies. In doing so, the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) will use the latest technology in video conferencing (Zoom) from London with participants from all-over the world connecting from homes. This multi-disciplinary conference is part of our Diaspora International 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 their countries of origin efforts to achieve a sustainable future. For more details watch presentations from our previous eventsThis exciting conference will bring together international experts and high level International Diaspora (students, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, ordinary citizen) from the public and private sectors to share their strategic vision on the future of Sudan and how the Diaspora can contribute to help their countries of origin achieve a sustainable and inclusive SD. The conference will analyse the status quo of the development strategies in Sudan and the current challenges facing the country to achieve Agenda 2030 as well as the different dimensions and perspectives of the likely future opportunities for Sudan particularly after the USA lifting its economic sanctions from Sudan.

UN Agenda 2030 and SDGs

The aim of this conference is to ensure that all Diaspora individuals and groups are involved in all the development strategies and policies that will help and ensure Sudan, after 30 years seriously off-track from all international development goals and targets to achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SD) and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  In doing so, the conference will also examine the recent impact of coronavirus pandemic global lockdown on Sudan’s efforts to achieve the UN 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for SD. More specifically, the conference aims to discuss and explore various emerging approaches and different ways which can contribute to enhance and support the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the 17 SDGs in Sudan. For all countries across the world particularly DCs to succeed in the post Covid-19 era, particularly Sudan, all youth and women must be equipped with all necessary skills and capabilities to mange and adapt to future challenges. We therefore encourage the participation of youth and women in the conference and we are keen to make their voices heard and consequently enabling the decision makers to consider those views and ideas in their big decisions. It is hoped that during the conferences new perspectives on how these various efforts can be improved to better serve Sudan to achieve the UN Agenda 2030 and SDGs. Finally, the conference also aim to learn lessons from the successful communities and countries across the world.