TOKTEN: Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals
Transfer of Knowledge through Expatriate Nationals (TOKTEN) modality of technical support is a special volunteer programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that provides a window of opportunity for expatriate nationals to volunteer in their country of origin for a short period of time, thereby contributing to the process of peace building, recovery, and development of their home country.
The objective of TOKTEN Project in Sudan is to support national capacity building of Sudanese institutions in various development sectors through transfer of knowledge of professional Sudanese in the Diasporas; thus contributing with an invaluable, efficient, and sustained input to the humanitarian, peace and development efforts to rebuild Sudan, while capitalizing on Sudan’s owns human resources.
The full-fledged TOKTEN, to be implemented as a national project for an initial period of three years (2007 –2010) under UNDP execution modality, incorporates the lessons learned from the Preparatory Assistance Phase of TOKTEN, and recommendations of consultative meetings Sudan. The National TOKTEN Project will cover at least 10 States of Sudan, and about 200 TOKTEN Volunteers will be recruited as per the requests of eligible national institutions across Sudan. More than 1000 personnel are expected to benefit directly from the capacity building support to Sudan