Participants during previous training sessions by International IDEA-Al Fashir, Sudan. Image credit: International IDEA.
With an aim to encourage a stable, acceptable and democratic constitutional settlement in Sudan, International IDEA Sudan is organizing an academic constitutional activity to engage Sudanese political actors, civil society and opinion-formers in constitution-building.
The Constitution Academy is an intensive, interactive, residential academy, with a mixture of lectures, seminars, Q&A, exercises and simulations. The training is delivered over eight days.
The Constitution Academy will improve their knowledge and understanding of constitutional matters, and build a community of trained and engaged leaders on constitutional issues that can keep up the pressure for democratic constitutional change, promote wider public engagement on constitutional issues, help identify opportunities for consensus and compromise, and ensure that apparently ‘technical’ aspects of constitution-making do not become detached from overriding political and societal goals.
In accordance with the theory of change identified during the International IDEA Sudan Programme’s internal retreat in February 2022 and from the international governmental and non-governmental organizations' Revisioning Meeting held on 16 May 2022, the initial target audience will be civil society organizations, political parties, members of citizens’ committees, academics, journalists and bloggers. About 20 participants will be trained in the first edition of the Constitution Academy.
The participants will be selected by an open call, which will be circulated through the network of International IDEA and its partners.