01.10.2021 | Sudan: Out from the cold and open for business?

Alaco, in conjunction with Menas Associates, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 20th October, 14:00 (BST) to discuss Sudan following the end of Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year dictatorship.

The jubilation from deposing al-Bashir has led to unprecedented international support but very limited FDI. Since the Revolution, Sudan has been at pains to demonstrate that it is, once again, returning to the international fold. Progress has included its removal from the US State Sponsor of Terror list; the implementation of an IMF programme to prepare for debt relief; normalisation of relations with Israel; and a multi-stage nationwide peace process.

Sudan has many opportunities for transformative change: inflation has started to decline; former security-owned enterprises are entering the official market, with greater civilian oversight; there is greater political pressure for security sector reform; and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok recently launched a reform initiative to kickstart the sluggish political system.

Join us to hear our speakers explore these themes from their two different perspectives.

Our speakers

Kholood Khair is the Managing Partner of Insight Strategy Partners (ISP), a new Khartoum-based independent think-tank. She previously spent a decade working in the aid sector in Sudan and wider Horn of Africa.

Stuart Culverhouse is the Chief Economist and Global Head of Fixed Income Research at Tellimer. He joined the company (formerly known as Exotix) in 2006 after ten years in the UK Government Economic Service, where he worked in HM Treasury and the UK’s export credit agency. He is a recognised expert in developing markets and sovereign debt restructuring, with 20 years emerging markets’ experience.

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