Workshop: Development in the national audit chamber (NAC) & its impact on enhancing transparency integrity and fighting corruption

 

 

Mr. Mohamed Erwa – Director of public programs and policies (Friedrich Ebert – Sudan)

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Within the framework of the center’s celebration of the International Day against Corruption.

Dr. Mohamed Elhafiz – Deputy Auditor General of (NAC)

The National Center for Peace and Development (NCPD) organized in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung / Sudan Office on Tuesday 8 December 2020. A workshop entitled: Development in the National Audit Chamber and its impact on enhancing transparency, integrity, and combating corruption. Within the project: Structures and Procedures to fight corruption
The first session was presented by Dr. Muhammad Al-Hafiz, Deputy General Audit Chamber entitled: Historical background and recent development in the national audit chamber (NAC).

 

 

Mr. Mohamed Nour – Deputy Auditor General for specialized audit at (NAC)

And commented on: Mr. Mohamed Nour, Deputy Auditor General for Specialized Review.

 

The second session: Entitled: Integrity unit in the National Audit Chamber, presented by Mr. Abd al-Nour Dafallah Makki – Head of integrity unit of (NAC) and the third session was presented by Mrs.Seham El-Tayeb and Mrs. Ikhlas Al Noorani with the title: Institutional development and international relations unit in the National Audit Chamber (NAC).

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Workshop-Development in the national audit chamber (NAC) – Some of the attendees

The National Centre for Peace and Development held a workshop at the centers’ hall on the 7th of October 2020. The workshop was about the sovereign of human rights and international human rights conventions for journalists. The course’s presenter was Dr. Rafat Mirghani El Amin.  A total of  8 journalists from different news publications joined the workshop.  The event was important as the International human rights conventions and the protocols attached to them were re-introduced to the journalists joining the workshop. Important topics about international protocols, agreements and treaties were discussed along with the elimination of all forms of discrimination. From debates about the death penalty to topics regarding concepts of agreements were presented and discussed.

Women Issues and their Development Over Time

The National Center for Peace and Development held a forum on the 10th of October at the centers’ hall, where Professor Ikhlas Nimr talked about women’s problems. Since the launch of the women’s liberation calls at the beginning of the last century, we are witnessing many media outlets targeting women and dealing with their issues. From press publications to television programs to websites on the Internet. From The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to the International Decade for Women, the forum discussed women’s discourse in political discourse, visual media, and style that perpetuate the inferiority of women, and people are busy with the issue of the veil.

Dissolving Student Conflict and Violence

A training workshop was conducted under the title of Peace Clubs Contributing to the Reduction of Conflicts and Violence among Students and Spreading the Culture of Peace in Universities between Youth and Local Communities. It was held in the Ahfad University’s Groom Hall on the 17th and 18th of October 2018.

The project expressed violence in societies that needs serious work to combat by peaceful means. For their capabilities as effective and secure agents to achieve the desired change and to establish a culture of peace and awareness as a value that raises the level of sound effective civic participation among students and youth in general in their universities and their communities.

The project achieved good progress in the universities of Khartoum such as the University of Nyala and the University of El Fasher. Especially as these institutions suffer from violence and recurrent problems. The participating students were selected by calling, taking into account the diversity in the colleges.

Fighting Student Violence and Understanding the Culture of Acceptance of Others

A training workshop was held by the National Council for Peace and Development at Nyala University in the hall of the Training Center from the  8th to the 9th of July 2018. The workshop explained in detail the definition of the project and its goal (combating student violence – spreading the culture of peace and accepting others) and wished that the Peace Club members would play a positive role among their colleagues and be messengers of peace in their university and local communities.

From Dr.Abakar Ali Abdul Majeed, Professor Othman Al-Tayeb Abdullah and Professor Mahmoud Muhammad Abdulaziz presented topics about Human Rights, Student Violence, Communication skills, the role of civil society in peace-making – conflict resolution and facilitating difficult talks.

The workshop was concluded with a speech by the representative of the National Center for Peace and Development, who stressed the need for social cohesion and the activation of the Peace Club at the University and Peace in conclusion.

Training workshop: a five-step methodology for effective strategies

The National Center for Peace and Development held a workshop on the 27th of December 2017. The workshop was a collaboration with the New Tactics Program from the Middle East and North Africa office in Amman – Jordan about Advocacy skills and advocacy strategies. The workshop started at 12 o’clock noon. A total of 22 individuals participated who are young people working in the field of human rights from different Sudanese associations, organizations and universities.

The training in the workshop consisted of 5 sessions, and each session was 50 minutes long. Through these sessions, the participants got acquainted with each other. Afterwards 5 steps were taken starting from defining the problem, building the vision, defining the arena for advocacy, choosing and devising tactics and preparing an action plan. After talking about the strategic path, tactical goals, and reviewing some examples of advocacy campaigns from inside and outside Sudan, the workshop concluded at 5:30 pm.

Cyber Security Awareness Training

The National Center for Peace and Development held training course about cyber security awareness in order to reduce the risks of misuse and to introduce users to the safe use of computers and the Internet. The event took place the center hall on April 26 2015.

This specific course was dedicated to information security. The main topic being about information security which can be divided into: personal security which is the procedure that the employee undertakes to prevent the disclosure of his work secrets from information to unauthorized persons in any form. The other important part of information security is the security of the facility (and the network). It’s the procedures and laws that the establishment takes to prevent the disclosure of its secrets to a party that is not authorized.

Cultural Forum

The National Center for Peace and Development held a cultural forum under the slogan of “Through Art Bring Peace”. The motive behind this cultural forum and many other previous similar forums and workshops is to spread awareness on various political, economic, social and legal issues, and among its objectives is to develop the climate of democracy, peace, national unity, and religious and cultural diversity in Sudanese society.

 

A total of 50 individuals participated, most of them from civil society organizations, political parties and universities. Activities included the singing of popular songs. In addition, the forum hosted the famous band Samar El-Nile and the artist Mamdouh Deshap.

Assets Recovery Workshop

Assets recovery workshop

The National Center for Peace and Development, in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation and the Law Faculty of the University of Khartoum, organized a dialogue forum on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Sharjah Hall on the  Asset recovery , attended by a number of scholars and experts in law, economy, civil society organizations and the media. Assets Recovery and available channels for recovery provided by Dr. And a paper on the legal framework for the recovery of assets at the national level presented by Professor Ahmed Abdul Qader Ahmed of the Faculty of Law at the University of Khartoum and a final paper on the financial investigation and the prosecution of recovery of assets presented by Dr. Abu al-Qasim Mohammed Abu-Nur from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Khartoum.

 


The General- Secretary of the National Center for Peace and Development Mr. Al-Wathig Al-Berier
The General- Secretary of the National Center for Peace and Development Mr. Al-Wathig Al-Berier

The majority of lecturers and attendees agreed that political will and determination were the means to recover looted funds and that the public freedoms society was immune to corruption and looting of public and private funds. The newspapers of the mainstream and the press reported in detail: “The Secretary-General To the National Center for Peace and Development Professor Al-Wathig Al-Berier that the recovery of looted and transferred funds abroad requires a great effort and procedures that may last for years and cut that creating a society free from corruption needs a joint work that promotes transparency of all kinds, And attributed the spread of corruption to the weakness of control and controls in dealing with public money and criticized the ineffectiveness of corruption prevention agencies and called for the amendment of the law of the Commission on corruption before its formation because it is weak and limited powers and called for their establishment through constitutional provisions and not a law to ensure its stability , Pointing out that what was recovered from the funds looted on the African continent does not exceed the barrier of 2% of the total money looted and attributed to the lack of political leadership. He pointed out that the Government of the Sudan does not enable other countries to recover assets located in its territory and considered the law against the rich and forbidden wealth is one of the tools of impunity and eat people’s money wrongly.

 

The Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Neelain d. Mohamed Al-Alam
The Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Neelain Dr. Mohamed Al-Alam

The Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Neelain Dr. Mohamed Al-Alam, that there is no legitimate source of the decomposition of the substance as currently applied, which he said was applied in a distorted manner and demanded to review and follow-up statements of disclosure to officials and not cornered by the Attorney General and felt that the commission of anti-corruption in accordance with the law passed by Parliament recently makes them worthless.

 

Workshop on Right of Access to Information in the Sudanese legal system‌

‌Workshop on Right of Access to Information in the Sudanese legal system‌

Mr.El-Wathig Al-Berier “General Secretary” addresses attendees


On Wednesday 2 August 2017
, the Department of Training, Scientific Research and External Relations – Faculty of Law – University of Khartoum in cooperation with the National Center for Peace and Development and Friedrich Ebert Foundation – Sudan organized a workshop titled: Right of Access to Information in the Sudanese legal system. The workshop started with a speech by the representative of the Faculty of Law – University of Khartoum, followed by Mr. Axel Plashka, Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation – Sudan and a welcome speech by Mr. El-Wathig Al-Berier-General Secretary of the National Center for Peace and Development. The workshop included two sessions: the first session presented two papers, the first entitled: International covenants and instruments in the field of the right to information and legislative harmonization presented by Dr. Mohamed Abdulsalam Babeker – Second entitled: The Right to Information in Sudanese Constitutions and Laws – Mr. Ahmed Abdelkader Ahmed, following on the papers: Mawlana. Ahmed Abuzaid – Mr. Eltayib Haroun – Captain of the Lawyers, followed by a discussion with the audience. The second session also included two papers, the first: The media and the right to access information – presented by: Mr. Faisal Mohammed Saleh. Second: The role of the judiciary in promoting transparency and the right to access information. Mohamed El-Alam Abu Zaid followed the papers: Prof. Ali Mohamed Shammou and then a discussion with the audience. Finally, recommendations were submitted by experts, paper-workers and attendees.