The World Commission on Environment and Development famous report “Our Common Future” published in 1987 defined sustainable development (SD) as the development that meets the needs of the present without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The entire concept of SD is about the future and the future is all about the children and youth!
Youth population is growing rapidly in Sudan and we are very keen to understand the children and youth perspectives and expectations for their future to help them be ready to grasp the various opportunities generated in the digital economy. We strongly believe our children and youth should be the cornerstone of any strategy by all governments and policy makers. We must listen to our children and youth and more importantly how we can help our youth with their future employment plans and aspirations.
Sudanese women have an untapped potential as a primary mover of greater development in Sudan. Their role is very crucial for peace and SD, but challenges remain. And so, significant reforms in economic, social, and political institutions must be made to create an enabling environment for women participation and empowerment. Unfortunately, women’s potential and crucial role in SD in Sudan is still impeded by these economic and social factors. Women’s participation is also very important in advancing and achieving lasting peace, security, unity, conflict management and prevention and combating terrorism, which is a most serious threat to SD in Sudan.