Sudan’s Ministry of Youth and Sports Partners with The Carter Center on Youth-Focused Independent Observation


KHARTOUM, SUDAN (Aug. 12, 2020) — Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports announced today that The Carter Center will support the building of a Youth-Focused Independent Observer Program for the country’s ongoing transition to democracy.

In partnership with the ministry, The Carter Center will train Sudanese – especially youth and young women – on impartial and independent monitoring and reporting processes, constitutional principles, and conflict mitigation.

The initiative will work with Sudanese youth nationwide to monitor and report on the implementation of the Constitutional Charter and other commitments that are to be completed during the three-year transitional government in Sudan. A first report is planned for late 2020, pending easing of coronavirus-related restrictions on travel and in-person meetings.

Sudan's Minister of Youth and Sports, Walaa Essam El-Boushi, said that she “believes in the potential of the Sudanese youth who led the revolution and that they are capable of helping and monitoring the transitional period and the democratic process.” She reiterated the ministry’s commitment to develop programs that enable Sudanese youth to independently spearhead the transitional period.

Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander said she is thrilled that the Center can play a role in helping Sudan move toward democracy and peace.

“The Carter Center has worked for more than three decades with Sudan and the Sudanese people to fight disease and support peace, democracy, and human rights,” she said. “Young men and women have a critical role to play in buttressing and guiding Sudan’s transition.”

In celebration of the new partnership and International Youth Day, Minister El-Boushi and Paige Alexander held a virtual conversation and signed a partnership agreement. Click here to view their discussion.


وزارة الشباب والرياضة السودانية تتعاون مع مركز كارتر للمراقبة المستقلة المرتكزة على الشباب


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