A framework vision towards the development of Sudan (2015-2025)

INTRODUCTION 

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful

 An invite to contribute in building Sudan and achieving its renaissance

Dear Brothers/ Sisters….

Sudan, like other countries in the area, faces great challenges in different forms and types. These challenges are political, economic, cultural and social challenges, in addition to the conflicts and wars that have burdened Sudan since its independence. These challenges have grown considerably following the split of the South. Also the developments that have inflicted the global and regional environment following the global economic crisis and the occurrences in the Arab region have caused a change in people’s awareness about the priorities of the nation and have changed the balance of the powers over the entire Arab world. The country, represented by its leadership, has become aware of these challenges. Consequently came the invitation of President/ Marshal Omar Hassan Albasheer for dialogue and national agreement to achieve peace and to ensure freedom of speech, maintain the Sudanese identity and achieve economic revival in the country.

On the other hand, the issues of economic and social development, water and food security, decrease of poverty intensity, training of youth, provision of job opportunities have been pivotal challenges that face many societies including the Sudanese society. In addition, looking forward to the future has made us call today, instead of tomorrow, for plans and programs that look much farther than what is available now. We need to present new ideas, innovative and non-traditional solutions for the difficulties faced by Sudan. We have to take in consideration a number of future variables including the widening gap in the race between nations, the increased need to improve, develop and increase the productive efficiency in light of the major competition in the world market and the ongoing search for water, food and energy sources.

This situation requires, without a doubt, intensifying efforts and collective national energies to employ the available resources and rationalize their use to ensure sustainability. This inevitably entails that every enthusiast to contribute with ideas, opinions and expertise in the building of Sudan future, because Sudan is going through a decisive phase that requires us to strengthen the efforts to build a strong nation that achieves welfare for its people and their humanitarian ambitions.

This is why we have decided to leave the political dialogue for the politicians, their parties and their organizations and have our support for the President’s call and his national reform plan in the form of a contribution to build the future Sudan by turning the society and the private sector into a launch pad for the progress of the nation around the development fields that support production and qualify the youth to develop their capacity to build the future Sudan and lead it. That is because social work and the private sector have become the axis for the economic and social development operation in most countries of the developed and under developing countries alike due to the advantages and great potential that qualify them to become the pioneers in various economic and social areas.

We are determined –God willing- to dedicate out time, expertise and exploit our efforts to a devoted work by society activities and through the portals of the private sector to achieve the revival and development of Sudan. The purpose behind this is to achieve the social and economic development, increase production efficiency, decrease poverty intensity and to provide new opportunities for youth employment and to prepare them to lead the future Sudan. All this is to be achieved between the periods of (2015-2025) within the framework of a comprehensive 25 year national strategy that will achieve the following goals:

  1. Secure progress of the country and its people
  2. Contribute to the development and awareness of the society
  3. Cooperate in good faith
  4. Providing models that lead to revival

Dear Brother/Sister…

This is an invitation to you to exchange ideas, consult and engage with us in this great work to achieve the noble goals, in a framework that supports and integrates with the state’s efforts to achieve a comprehensive national revival.

A framework vision towards the development of Sudan (2015-2025)

The issues of socio-economic development; water and food security, reduction of poverty intensity; training of youth and providing them with job opportunities are core concerns and challenge that many societies including the Sudanese society. Look up to the future calls us today, rather than tomorrow, to adopt the plans and programs that look further than what is available; provides new creative and unconventional ideas for the difficulties Sudan is facing, taking in consideration a number of future variables. The top of such variables which are the widening of the state of race between the countries, the increase of need for perfection and advancement, the rise in production efficiency under the shadow of the great competition witnessed by the global markets; the heated chase after securing water, food and energy sources. This situation, no doubt, requires intensifying national efforts, accumulating national energies to utilize the available resources, rationalize their consumption and ensure their sustenance,, which in turn calls for all the concerned to contribute with their thoughts, opinions and experiences in building the future as Sudan is going through a critical period that requires the rallying of efforts to build a strong country that achieves the welfare for its countrymen and fulfills their ambitions.

This Vision comes from one of Sudan countrymen, who opted to devote his time, dedicate his effort and bestow his experience and knowledge to contribute to the building of the Sudan of the future, relying on the society and the private sector as a Launch pad to advance our home country in the fields of development in support of production and seeking to capacitate the youth and build their capacitate to make a the Sudan of the future and lead it.

The preference of social work and private sector as the launch is due to the fact that they have become core of socio-economic development in most of both the developed and the developing countries, due to the capabilities and the great advantages they enjoy that qualify them that qualify to assume the leading role in various economic and social fields. A strong effective private sector forms a basic element in the growth of a sustainable economy. Through the rise, improvement and qualifying of production, creation of job opportunities and the private sector can provide means of elimination of poverty, achieve growth, raise the efficiency of the national economy in view of the modest capabilities of the public sector at the management and technical levels. On the other hand social work is the effective means to awaken, arouse and motivate the society; develop it and preserve its safety and stability for the sake of restoring the state of Sudan.

By being obliged to this Vision, we shall extend our support and inspiration through consultation and studies; by providing expertise, opening access and horizons to private and social activities without resorting to direct executive commitments; instead we shall act through the established establishments, organizations and entities, or otherwise motivate the national and foreign private sector to adopt initiatives, found new establishments and entities that will achieve part of the desired objectives and create some models suitable for guidance.

This Vision shall be executed within the framework of the National Comprehensive Quarter Century Strategic Plan through the accumulation of social and private sector to accelerate the speed of implementation in the fields where the Vision decides to operate, such that it becomes complimentary with the rest of the Vision and the other national Visions and efforts and ultimately within the scope of the total reform adopted by the state.

2014 is regarded as the founding and announcement year of this Vision, at which the detailed plans and the implementation programs of each theme is completed; human resources required to follow the implementation of the plans and programs are selected; establishment of the institutional framework upon which

This Vision (Sudan Foundation) shall be managed and its implementation followed through. The remaining period will be divided into two phase of five years each with a stage and matrix plan for each. The last year (2025) shall be devoted to a comprehensive assessment of the implemented portion of the Vision, in addition to the development of future plans for the second quarter of the 21st century under a young leadership yielded through the programs contained in this Vision.

This Vision is committed to transparency as the approach to run all its activities, particularly in regard to finance. It is divided into two sections; finance allocated to the establishment management, which is attracted from donations and contributions of individuals locally and abroad and from the private and the public sector. It shall be published and subjected to all the established financial and accounting laws and procedures. Another part is related to the finance of projects. The role of the establishment in this regard is to facilitate access and connections to the finance entities locally and abroad, train the production beneficiaries from all the sectors on how to raise local and foreign finance. The beneficiary will have to bear all the ensuing liabilities and provide the required guarantees to the finance bodies locally and abroad.

The Vision

The hard dedicated work through the social activity through the private sector to reach the growth and revival of Sudan and to achieve the economic and social development, the raise the efficiency of production, reduce the intensity of poverty, generate job opportunities for and prepare them for the leadership of Sudan of the future in the period (2015-2025).

The Message

To work in a scientific methodology, relying on God, to achieve the Vision through eight themes that include:

  1. The economic developmental theme.
  2. The social cultural theme.
  3. Production units theme.
  4. Secure job opportunities and employment of youth.
  5. Water harvest theme.
  6. Youth capacity building and training theme.
  7. Sale outlets theme.
  8. IT theme.

Guiding Values

  1. Dedication and objectivity.
  2. Honesty and faithfulness.
  3. Transparency
  4. Commitment and discipline
  5. Commitment and discipline.
  6. Team spirit.
  7. Excellence and skillfulness.
  8. Unity of aim.
  9. Integrity and operation in accordance to sharia and law.

Objectives

  1. The advancement of the country and the people.
  2. Contribute to the development and rationality of society.
  3. Cooperation in rationality.
  4. Provide models that will lead the revival.

The themes are ranked, as contained in the message, in order to facilitate the implementation process. A number of themes are separated, although it is possible to include them in the theme of economic development or other themes. In the following pages we will outlined these themes, then focus on each of them in detailing separate paper that identifies objectives ,goals, detailed programs and plans required for  its implementation.

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