Senior Sudanese official gives his support to Forum’s Sudan project

Mr. Salah Babbikir Mohammed (right), General Secretary of Sudan’s Ministry of Federal Governance, met recently in Sudan with Todd Dusenbery, the Forum’s Sudan Program Manager, to discuss the Forum’s work there.

Mr. Salah Babbikir was recently appointed Secretary General of Sudan’s Ministry of Federal Governance.

He met recently in Sudan with Todd Dusenbery, the Forum’s Sudan program manager, and voiced his ministry’s full support for the Forum’s project there, titled Federal Governance and Peace in Sudan. Mr. Babbikir was appointed to the position on June 3, 2009.

The meeting, which took place on June 4, 2009, focused on the Forum’s past and current activities in Sudan.

Sudan is in transition to a federal system of government as part of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that followed a prolonged civil war in southern Sudan. The Forum’s Sudan program aims to strengthen the capacity of Sudanese politicians to implement key federal components of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement while developing a a broader understanding among the Sudanese public about federalism’s role in achieving sustainable peace in Sudan. Activities in the project include training workshops and specialized publications that focus on Sudanese issues. The project is in its second phase and is receiving $3.2 million in funding from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

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