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Sudanese Voice their thoughts on the World they want to live in 2030 @ Khartoum Social Good Summit Meet up

Not less than hundred persons representing civil society organizations, social media activists, university students, government officials and the private sector in Sudan came together on Tuesday 24th September to participate in this year’s Social Good Summit.

The main discussions and debate focused on the role of social media and technology in advancing the development agenda in Sudan with special emphasis on the active role of youth groups in this process..

During the two hour meet up, Sudanese youth presented their experience in using technology to serve communities in Sudan through the creation and implementation of innovative ways to help those in need. Khartoum University students in collaboration with UNICEF outlined their initiative to monitor school kits distribution using simple SMS systems in Mobile phones to reach remote areas. In addition, students from Afhad University for Women presented their experience in creating traditional stoves for women that are both affordable and climate friendly using solar energy.....

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