ARUSS Workshop
Reviewing Dynamics of Change in rural Sudan
14 – 16 October 2014
Ahfad University for Women


Workshop Programme

Tuesday 14/10
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Welcoming address
10:00 – 10: 30 Objectives of the research workshop
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/tea Break
11:00 – 13:00 Presentations
Hassan Abdel Ati: Border Communities in Eastern Sudan
Abdalbasit Saeed: Failed governance and political turbulence: the Abyei conflict
Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil: Pastoralists across Borders: Coping with Uncertainties in South White Nile State
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Presentations
Zahir Musa: Integration of the Mbororo (Fulbe) in Gedarif State: Pastoral mobility, livelihood and ethnic polarization.
Adam Babiker: Conflicts over Agricultural Borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia: Causes and Impact, Gadarif State.
15:30 – 16:30
Mariam Onour: Political participation of women in the Red Sea State
Abdallah Shingrai: Sudan coastal borderlands uses and opportunities
16:30 – 17:00 General discussion

Wednesday 15/10
09:00 – 09:30 Summary of issues of the first day
09:30 – 10:30 Presentations
Ibrahim Abaker and Tagheed Ali: The Role of Ethiopian Laborers in filling the Shortage of Agricultural Labor: The Case of Gadarif State.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/tea break
11:00 – 12:00
Ibtisam E. Eljack: Irregular Ethiopian immigrants and the urban labour market in Eastern Sudan: The experience of Sudanese employers in Gadarif Locality.
12:00 – 13:00 Presentations
Abdelmageed Yahya: Future of Michanized Schemes and investment in Agricultural sector in SKS.
Ahmed Elhassan: Economics of Native Smuggling (Sunbuk) in South Kordofan State.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:30
Wifag Hassan: Investigating the Lifestyle of Cross – border Pastoralists in Belail Locality – South Darfur State.
Hussein Sulieman and Abdel Ghaffar: Mapping the changes of pastoral migratory patterns and land appropriation in East Sudan: The case of the Lahawiyeen ethnic group
Amna Mohamed Abaker: The role of women in food security and livelihoods in the Blue Nile (in Arabic)
Haram Mohamed Badawi: The impact of curtailing border trade on the Blue Nile State (in Arabic)

16:30 – 17:00 General discussion

Thursday 16/10
09:00 – 10:30 Presentations
Enrico Ille: Dynamic of destabilization in development initiatives in South Kordofan 2005-2011.
Guma K. Komey: The predicament of the war-torn communities in Sudan: A reflection on some coping survival mechanisms among the Nuba groups.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 – 13:00 Presentations
Atta El-Battahani and Hassan Gadkreem: fiscal federalism
Musa Salih Omer: Fiscal Federalism in Sudan: Case Study South Darfur.
Ahmed Elhassab and Abdelmageed Yahya: Corporate Social Responsibility for Companies in South Kordofan State.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 AOB, future plans and conclusions