The social sciences and interdisciplinary Development research Unit (SSIDRU)

Introduction:

The Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Development Research Unit (SSIDRU) established in 2020 as a main pillar of the Regional Gender institute of Diversity Peace and Rights to take care of research projects in issues of gender equality in Sudan. The SSIRC will prioritize research collaborations with national and international research centers and organizations in subjects dealing with women/gender and development, and will be targeting particular emphasis on issues that are challenging the new Sudan vision including poverty alleviation, unemployment, human rights, migration/ displacement, peace, and cultural globalization. Also, the SSIRU will serve other universities and institutions with capacity building in research knowledge and techniques. This research unit is inspiring to focus on the social and development studies with a multi / interdisciplinary perspective of research network that enabling social scientists and pure/applied scientists in doing joint research. Hence, the research centre will work and serve the university in general and will focus its activities with the social sciences colleges and departments in Sudan, the region and oversees research centers and Universities.

Vision:

Boost the university competition and accreditation regionally and globally through creating an outstanding climate of support for researchers and enabling research collaboration and information utilities globally.

Mission:

Strategically invests in promising Social Sciences research and researchers; Strengthen the staff capacity on social sciences and interdisciplinary researches techniques; will serve as research consultant body for other organizations, government institutions; and will manage and disseminate information widely.

Objectives:

- Creates integrated research services, transparent research administration, planning, evaluation and streamlined processes.

- Enhance researchers' abilities to raise and manage research grants.

- Formation of scientific social sciences journal.

- Enable staff to register on professional International research sites - Encourage multidisciplinary research work between schools' staff. - Monitor and evaluate the university's research activities.

- Collaborate with international and national SC research centers and institutes in joint activities such as, conferences, publication, and research projects. - Collaborate with capacity building centers in provision of research methodologies and related issues of planning and evaluation, and, information skills.

Workshops & Conference

Regional Conference: "African Women Leading Transformation", 3rd - 4th March 2014

15 September 2014
Regional Conference: "African Women Leading Transformation", 3rd - 4th March 2014

This conference brought together women from all over the continent to exchange experiences, to document the achievements of women's movements in Africa, and to voice African women's concerns and visions...

Workshop: "Diversity Management", 26th - 27th August 2014

17 September 2014
Workshop: "Diversity Management", 26th - 27th August 2014

On 26th and 27th August 2014, RIGDPR hosted a workshop on Diversity Management, assembling social scientists to reflect on the challenges connected to cultural and other diversities in present Sudan....

Previous Workshops and Conferences

17 September 2014

This list gives an overview of workshops and conferences done before 2013. For more information, look also at our Newsletters.  

Public Lecture: "Islamic Feminism", 16th January 2014

17 September 2014
Public Lecture: "Islamic Feminism", 16th January 2014

Dr. Liv Tønnessen from the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway, held a public lecture on 16th January 2014 on "Islamic Feminism", discussing the specific strains of feminism that developed on...