National Workshop on Capacity-Building for Partnership in Democratic Governance in Sudan

Haffiya Abdalla 

The Ministry of Social Development in collaboration with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) organized a workshop on building partnership capacities in democratic governance, to establish a new social contract between citizens and the State based on the principles of democracy, citizenship, and human rights

Sovereign Council member, Malik Agar pointed out the danger of the current political situation and said that the country is going through a difficult stage in light of the political tension, and considered it a difficult moment in the history of Sudan. 

Agar directed the need for social justice and acceptance of the other and stressed the need for stabilizing the political situation. 

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Development, Gamal El-Nile, affirmed that the ministry is not a political body, but rather a body that cares about the developmental aspect and addresses many of the problems of democratic transformation. 

The Director of the Development Department at the Ministry, Dr. Makarem Muhammad Khalifa, revealed the importance of the workshop. She said that foundations must be laid for development, achieving peace, justice, and sustainable development, referring to the ministry’s work in developing programs during this period, adding that there are many opportunities to create an integrated society in which social peace prevails. She explained that the goals of the workshop include addressing the problems of democratic transition in Sudan and strengthening the mechanisms of national economic and social dialogue and dialogue

Osama Safa, the head of the Social Justice Department, called on ESCWA’s Gender Justice, Population and Comprehensive Development Group to build capacities and partnerships, pointing out that the organization had organized workshops on expanding partnership-building, focusing on the most affected challenges, pointing to the rule of law, in addition to strengthening partnership at the stage of the transition and stressed the importance of involving society in the reform process and building public institutions, as well as promoting dialogue and consensus on public policies and achieving local development.

The workshop discussed the involvement of civil society and young people in the reform process and the importance of partnership in the judgment and the development of general policies

The workshop discussed the identification of the role of institutions of the State and non-governmental guidance in ensuring the principles of transparency.

The workshop also witnessed extensive discussion and presentation of opinions and proposals that lead and establish important recommendations on which everyone can rely in the current transitional phase.

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) was founded in 1973 and is one of five UN Regional Commissions.

Priorities as a Partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

ESCWA plays a leading regional role in shaping the priorities of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals by harmonizing a regional view and advocating for Arab countries on the global scene.

The Member States

ESCWA comprises 20 Arab States: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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