Faces from Sudan
Aden Ali:Celebrating 17 years of Serving the People of Sudan
Working in Sudan for more than 17 years must have been quite an experience for you, Aden Do tell us a little bit about yourself, how would you best describe yourself? Back in the 90s, hundreds of UN employees came to Somalia to help victims of the civil war and the famine in 1992. I was fortunate enough to be part of these efforts. At the time, I joined UNICEF and worked my way up until I became the UNICEF Rep OIC in Somalia.
Mustafa Hassan: I see this nomination as an opportunity to highlight the work of humanitarian workers all over the world.
Mustafa, we are indeed very pleased to interview you our in Faces From Sudan series following the announcement of your name by Times Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people around the world! You must be very pleased indeed.
Balghis Badri: I have a dream to do something in the name of my late father; something that is creative and that would carry his name because he was a person with vision and creativity
I see myself primarily as an activist both in political and in women and affairs.
My contributions to Sudan have been focused in three major issues:
1) The introduction of women and gender related studies in our curriculums whether at the undergraduate or the post graduate levels since 1979.
Ismail Elgizouli: I feel that we should give the youth an opportunity to grow and present themselves
Our interview this week is with the first Sudanese national to be elected as head of the most important global scientific body on climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),Mr. Ismail A.R. Elgizouli.
Jawhir Komondan: As a Peace Ambassador I use Drama for Peace Building in Blue Nile
“When we bring out laughter and cheers from the communities that is when tensions are eased.”
Mohamed Yahiya: I wish to be able to draw more smiles on the faces of Sudanese people
Thirty-three year old Mohamed Yahia wakes up every morning with renewed determination to fulfill his dream. Yahia is passionate about the true sense of our Sudanese “identity” with its composite ethnicities, Sudan’s rich history, and notions of peace and acceptance of one another as first class citizens.