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Progress, challenges and prospects for peace and reconstruction in Darfur, Sudan
Date: 28 February 2013
Venue: Conference Room, ISS Pretoria

The signing of the 2011 Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) has enabled progress in resolving the Darfur crisis. Some provisions of the agreement have been implemented and there has been a significant reduction in violence. Nevertheless, active rebel groups remain in the Darfur region, some of which have allied with groups like the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) under the umbrella of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF). Subsequent conflicts account for casualties among civilians and peacekeepers and millions of people have been displaced.

As stakeholders prepare to meet in Doha for the 2013 Darfur Donors’ conference, it is worth considering progress and challenges thus far. What has been achieved since signing the DDPD? How can the remaining armed groups be engaged? What are the requirements for peace and reconstruction informing the donors’ conference?

Keynote speaker: Hon Tadjadine Bashir Niam, Minister of Infrastructure and Reconstruction of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA)

Chair: Dr David Zounmenou, Programme Manager, Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division, ISS Pretoria

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Conference Room
ISS Pretoria
Ms Maria Maluleke
David Zounmenou
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