Jawhratelkmal Kanu is a program officer for the nonviolent action team at the U.S. Institute of Peace. She leads the implementation of USIP’s nonviolent action programming in East Africa, mainly in Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. Her thematic focus is on the design and implementation of strategic nonviolent action and peacebuilding programs.

Prior to joining USIP, Kanu worked on supporting Sudan’s post-revolution transitional period through her role with the Strategic Support Unit of the British Council in Sudan. From 2015 to 2018, she was involved in building capacities of women and youth civic activists in Sudan and East Africa through assignments with the British Council and the French Embassy in Khartoum.

Jawhratelkmal is a political economist and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Bradford (UK).

Publications By Jawhratelkmal

42 Months on, How Does Sudan’s Democracy Movement Endure?

42 Months on, How Does Sudan’s Democracy Movement Endure?

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Three and a half years after Sudan’s military deposed the authoritarian ruler, Omar Bashir, in response to massive protests, the current military leadership and divisions among political factions are stalling a return to elected civilian government. This year has brought a deepening economic crisis and violent communal clashes — but also a new wave of nonviolent, grassroots campaigns for a return to democracy. As Sudanese democracy advocates and their international allies seek ways to press the military for that transition, all sides should note, and work to sustain, Sudan’s nonviolent civic action.

Type: Analysis

Democracy & GovernanceNonviolent Action

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