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Sudan DDR Commission is organizing 'Sudan DDR Partners Support Summit'

LONDON, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The objective of the Sudan DDR process is to contribute to security and stability in post conflict environments so that recovery and development can begin

The Sudan Disarmament Demobilization & Reintegration Commission (SDDRC) is holding the 'Sudan DDR Partners Support Summit' taking place on November 27, 2012 at the Millennium Hotel in London.

Under the Chairmanship of Dr. Sulafeldeen Salih Mohammed, SDDRC Commissioner General, the Summit will offer extensive insight into the vital projects that are currently underway to continue support for the people of Sudan.

DDR is the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of former combatants. The objective of the DDR process is to contribute to security and stability in post conflict environments so that recovery and development can begin. DDR of ex combatants is a complex process, with a political, military, security, humanitarian and socioeconomic dimensions. It aims to deal with post-conflict security problems that arise when ex-combatants are left without livelihoods or support networks, other than their former comrades, during the vital transition period from conflict to peace and development.

The official Sudan delegation will include H.E Mr. Ali Ahmed Karti, Sudan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dr. Eltigani Sisi, Darfur Transitional Authority President. Mr. William Deng Deng, Chairperson of the Republic of South Sudan DDR Commission (RSSDRC) will also be in attendance. Similarly, Mr. Srinivas Kumar, United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP) Manager for the Sudan DDR Programme will also be in attendance.

The event provides a forum that puts delegates in direct contact with senior government decision makers and relevant international and national counterparts and civil society organizations who can give an accurate  picture of what is going on at the ground level.

'The Sudan DDR Partners Support Summit' will showcase the Sudan Government progress to date of the DDR mechanism put in place following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. It will also be an ideal opportunity for the international community of supporting governments to coordinate their activities going forward," Mr. Mohammad Osman, (Director CTV, Conference Coordinator) said.

"This event is restricted to carefully chosen organisations and individuals that we see as potential facilitators in taking the Sudan DDR programme forward and will take the format of a vibrant, informative one-day agenda, that includes; individual presentations;  panel and group discussions;  and Q & A Sessions with senior officials.   Personal one-to-one meetings can also be organised if requested in advance," Mr. Osman added.

The Sudan DDR/CSAC programme in the Sudan is a nationally owned programme. Headed by the Minister of Presidential Affairs, the National DDR Coordination Council (NDDRCC) was established to oversee the DDR process at the highest policy level. Formation of the Sudan DDR Commission (SDDRC) followed to lead the design and implementation of DDR within their geographic areas of responsibility. The SDDRC operates throughout the country with implementation carried out by state offices in coordination with the SDDRC headquarters in Khartoum.

For more information, please check the following website: http://www.ddrsummit.com

Please RSVP to the Summit team on za@ctvm.net - Zekra Abdul +44(0)203-597-7034.


SOURCE Sudan DDR Commission

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