EISA Sudan: Citizen observation

2022


Establishment of Sudan Election Monitoring Group (SEMG)

The mapping of potential partners is ongoing. Thus far this mapping has been limited to Khartoum-based organisations pending EISA's registration. About 15 organisations have been engaged in face-to-face and online platforms.

EISA introductory meeting with Sudanese civil society organisations

29 March 2022

EU representative Ms Sophie Hirsch addresses the CSOs

On Tuesday 29th March 2022, EISA Sudan held an introductory meeting with Sudanese civil society organisations providing an overview of EISA's project intervention in Sudan, funded by the European Union (EU) Delegation, Khartoum, Sudan.

In her opening remarks, the EU representative, Ms Sophie Hirsch appreciated the audience and encouraged Sudanese CSOs to tap into the continental experience and expertise that EISA brings to the project. Participating CSOs introduced their respective organisations, areas of interest, as well as their expectations of EISA's project. EISA highlighted the project objectives, thematic areas to be covered, expected deliverables, and the importance and benefits of a strategic partnership with the Sudanese CSOs as implementing partners.

The various CSOs introducing themselves

Representing 21 CSOs from all the regions in Sudan 35 participants, (31,43% of women and 68,57% men) attended, providing an insight into the realities and challenges faced by CSOs in general.

The project introductory meeting comes after a series of EISA engagements with local and international stakeholders working in the same space. Regional consultations will take place with CSOs from mid-May, which is the last phase to inform the establishment of the Sudanese Election Monitoring Group (SEMG).

Participants welcomed the initiative and commended the EU and EISA for providing this opportunity to Sudanese CSOs.

A group picture of all of the CSOs