Press Release

The Government of Sudan and International IDEA sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Khartoum, Sudan

Image credit: International IDEA

Image credit: International IDEA


The Government of the Republic of Sudan and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a framework for International IDEA to provide assistance to Sudan’s democratic transition. 

International IDEA was represented by Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, Regional Director for Africa and West Asia, while the Transitional Government of Sudan was represented by H. E. Ambassador Mohamed Sharief Abdalla, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr Daniel Weiss, the Deputy Ambassador of the European Union’s Delegation to Sudan; representatives from the Prime Minister`s Office; representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International IDEA.

“The signing of the MoU attests to the commitment of the Transitional Government of Sudan and the Sudanese to advance democratic governance in Sudan”, indicated Professor Olukoshi.

Over the coming period, International IDEA will implement a number of projects, all of which will contribute to the establishment of necessary mechanisms for democratic governance, credible elections and inclusive constitution-building processes.

International IDEA’s work in Sudan is supported by grants from the European Union and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The Institute will partner with several national and regional partners to facilitate the successful implementation of the programme.

For more questions and inqueries, you can contact:


Sami Saeed

Sudan’s Head of Programme

Cell: +249-991-283-1336



Sami Ahmed

Communications Officer

Cell: +249-900-944-469



Press Contact

Communications Officer
Sami Ahmed
Tel: +249-900-944-469

Sami Ahmed is the Communications Officer for International IDEA Africa and West Asia regional office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.