Youth mobilization and activism during Sudan’s transition
8. oktober @ 15:00 – 16:30
Tamer Mohammed Ahmed Abd Elkreem (University of Khartoum), Muzan Alneel (engineer, political activist and blogger) and Mai Azzam (Bayreuth University) in conversation with Lovise Aalen (CMI)
The youth were the backbone of the protests that led to the fall of Sudan’s president Omer al-Bashir in April 2019. Young men and women organizing resistance committees in the neighborhoods of Khartoum managed to keep the pressure on the regime over a long period, through protests and sit-ins in front of the military headquarters in the Sudanese capital. Yet, two and a half years after the uprising they are largely excluded from the political decision-making and suffer severely from the economic hardship in the country.
We will discuss the role of the youth in the uprising, what has been done to include the youth in the transitional processes, and the status of political mobilization and participation among youth today.
- Tamer Mohammed Ahmed Abd Elkreem is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He received a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Bayreuth, Germany and an MPhil in Anthropology of Development from Bergen University.
- Muzan Alneel is a Khartoum-based engineer, political activist and blogger. She actively participated in the protests that led to the fall of al-Bashir in 2019.
- Mai Azzam is a PhD candidate at Bayreuth University, Germany. Her main research interest is related to youth and the Sudanese revolution. She has done extensive fieldwork in Sudan during the uprising from 2019.
The conversation will be led by Lovise Aalen, senior researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute, leading research on youth mobilization under authoritarian rule in Africa.
You can attend both onsite at our venue in Jekteviksbakken 31 or join us online.