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Dr Muawia Shaddad Dr Muawia Shaddad heads the Sudanese Environment Conservation Society (SECS), an environmental NGO with over 100 branches in Sudan and a key UNEP partner

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November, 2012, Sudan –The route out of conflict over natural resources is essentially a trajectory towards sustainable and equitable environmental governance. Understanding this route and building relevant practical responses is a priority for Darfur’s early recovery programme, and for efforts to mitigate risks of conflict over resources elsewhere in Sudan.

The report provides a baseline assessment of the policy and institutional context in Sudan. The environmental sectors are growing in economic significance in the face global environmental change and economic developments such as the increasing importance of agriculture.

In addition to providing an overview of the subject, the report aims to stimulate debate on priority areas for strengthening and consolidation of environmental frameworks and institutions. To achieve this, UNEP invited two Senior Sudanese environmentalists to undertake the review: Dr Yagoub Abdalla Mohamed, former director of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Khartoum; and Dr Omer Egemi, Senior Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Khartoum.