Objectives

SUDSDGs aims to bring together Sudanese universities, colleges and research institutions in a national forum to collaborate and reconnect with the discourse of Sustainable Development (SD). SUDSDGs will therefore help Sudanese universities, colleges and research institutions to play a critical role as recommended by the World Bank’s World Development Report 2016 enabling Sudan reaps the benefits form the global growth in the knowledge economy particularly for Sudan’s Digital Natives (Youth).

SUDSDGs aims to critically examine a number of issues relating to the role and relevance of Sudanese universities, colleges and research institutions to the contemporary discourse of Sudan’s sustainable inclusive knowledge-based development such as the:

  • role of universities in supporting and enhancing the process of economic and social development in Sudan;
  • identify all major obstacles that universities, colleges and research institutions face in Sudan including any governments components and most importantly how can these obstacles best be overcome; and
  • what is the new role(s) of universities, colleges and research institutions in the post Covid-19 era in Sudan.

SUDSDGs also aims to improve the research within the Sudanese universities, colleges and research institutions to help achieve Agenda 2030 and SDGs by addressing the significant demand for evidence-based research across the world. SUDSDGs is therefore aims to provide practical recommendations and actions to help transform the way Sudanese universities, colleges and research institutions conduct and use research to achieve the SDGs, and the way these universities, colleges and research institutions access and benefit from the global data freely available for use by leading international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, etc.

SUDSDGs will work closely with all Sudanese universities, colleges and research institutions to address the following key issues in their contribution to Sudan’s efforts to achieve the Agenda 2030 and its SDGs.

  • how universities, colleges and research institutions see the role of STI in service of the 2030 Agenda?
  • how do universities, colleges and research institutions reflect the SDGs in their own research activities?
  • do universities, colleges and research institutions believe that the HE system in Sudan is properly using scientific research in finding solutions to Sudan’s problems?