Mat Wright

A new DFID-funded programme in Sudan sees the British Council supporting local partners to increase engagement between citizens and the state. 

The Citizen State Engagement Programme will focus on cultivating collaboration between people and those who govern them to help create an environment where both sides can share their experiences on governance-related issues in an inclusive and representative way.

The programme will initially work in Gezira, Gedarif and River Nile and will involve a diverse range of Sudanese organisations and their networks.

A focus on learning what works and transferring analytical and improved management capacities to Sudanese society will also be a key contribution to future international engagement with Sudan. 

The programme will run until 2018 and has total funding of £7 million.