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YPFP London: The World's Youngest State - South Sudan and the Difficulties of State Building
When: Tuesday 8th May 2012, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster SW1A 2LW
This event is open to everyone.
Event in brief:
On 9th July 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan. This concluded Africa’s longest running civil war. Inheritance of the bulk of Sudan’s oil resources has led to problems over a disputed pipeline with its northerly neighbour while there are serious concerns over economic development. An overwhelming dependence upon oil has made economic diversification a top priority for the new government if long-term prosperity is to be achieved.
The distinguished panel will analyse the multitude of socio-economic concerns that need to be addressed as well as looking more broadly at the requirements of building a new state. The potential improvement of relations between Juba and Khartoum will also be an interesting area of discussion.
A lively Q&A session will follow panellist contributions.
Please join YPFP London for what will be a fascinating insight into state construction and political development.
Baroness Caroline Cox, Crossbench Peer, Founder of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, and Vice-Chair of the Associate Parliamentary Group for the Republic of Sudan and South Sudan
Richard King, Concordis International, Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive
Sara Pantuliano, Head of HGP at the Overseas Development Institute
**Final panellist TBA**