SIRP is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization dedicated to the promotion of knowledge about The Sudan. SIRP seeks to provide a platform for scholars (especially Sudanese) concerned with the provision of accurate, well-researched, independent materials to contribute to the development of The Sudan and the Sudanese peoples in a broad sense. SIRP has no sect or political party affiliations, and aims to accommodate different intellectual perspectives through dialogue and collaboration with other individuals and organizations with similar concerns and purposes.
SIRP's vision is to create a large and expanding reservoir of factual, multi-sided knowledge about The Sudan, its peoples, places, and future based on the specific historical and cultural experiences and aspirations of ALL of its peoples. This vision is firmly grounded in the belief in a democratic, non-theocratic, culturally and economically inclusive Sudan.
SIRP hopes to be a credible voice of independent research, policy analysis and thinking on The Sudan. Through its body of work, SIRP serves as a source of constructive dialogue and a catalyst for positive change in a new Sudan, and offers a diverse Sudanese voice in public discourse in North America on current issues concerning The Sudan.
Committed to Sudan
SIRP is committed to working with academic and non-academic institutions and organizations of civil society in Sudan and South Sudan to carry out its vision.
Eye on South Sudan
From the Director
We are following the recent events in South Sudan with great concern, hoping that all parties will put the good of all the peoples of South Sudan ahead of other considerations and work together toward a quick resolution of the current conflict. We continue to hope for lasting peace in South Sudan and the greater Sudan.
Letter to Donald Booth, US Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, from Professor Laura Nyantung Beny and Dr. Mairi Blackings