Khartoum – The Political Affairs Department (Africa Division) in cooperation with the Sudanese Political Parties Council and the United Nations Sudan Office is organizing a five-
day workshop which started yesterday Sunday 20 August in Al Salam Rotana Hotel. The workshop aims to acquaint 40 young politicians from different Sudanese political parties on the different experiences of political parties in other countries.
Mr. Haydar Hussein from the Sudanese Political Parties Council highly commended the cooperation between the Council and the United Nations and pointed to the important workshop that have been organized in the past to discuss the Election Law and which led to major amendments in the previous law. He added that this workshop is to train future political leaders from different parties is very important for the future of democracy and good governance in the country. He concluded that the Council hopes that another workshop can be organized for more young politicians because the number is large and this workshop will only train forty young politicians.
On the other hand the United Nations Sudan Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Ms. Marta Ruedas said that it is hoped that this workshop will take young Sudanese politicians to a different context and have a look at the experience of other countries , at the same time she stressed on the role of youth in the future of political work.
Mr. Graham Maitland, Director of the Africa Division in the UN Political Affairs Department (New York) said in his address in the opening session of the workshop, that “We want to share with you what we have learned from the experience of other countries both those that were successful and those that failed”. He added that the workshop will look at how different other political mechanisms works and what lessons can be learned from them to promote political work in Sudan.
Sudan Vision Daily