Sudan has a complex history that has left the country in an almost permanent state of crisis and conflict since its independence in 1956. Despite numerous internationally-supported peace agreements, there has been no real progress towards resolving the long-standing and deadly conflicts in Sudan, including in Darfur, and the two areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. For the country to move towards lasting peace, a Sudanese-led approach that includes the voices and perspectives of civil society and learns from the lessons of the past is needed. Civil society has a vital role to play in creating and shaping opportunities for peaceful resolutions of internal conflicts and governance reform in Sudan.

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Saferworld began its work in Sudan in 2011. We support civil society organisations to undertake research, policy and influencing work. We provide space and opportunities for civil society to come together to discuss how to further peace and democracy. We also help civil society organisations to raise public awareness of conflict and governance issues and promote debate.

Our work with the international community increases understanding of the complex challenges faced in Sudan. This ensures that projects and approaches to Sudan support Sudanese-led efforts toward peace rather than exacerbate conflict.


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