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Information Evening on SUDAN
Invitation to an Information Evening on the Sudan
Friday, 24 July, 7 pm
Catholic Immigration Centre, 219 Argyle Street
Once again the international media is reminding us of the worsening
situation in the Sudan with shocking images of people dying of hunger.
According to World Food Programme, 2.4 million people are threatened with
The ad hoc working group on the Sudan, composed of Sudanese community
members and individuals from local NGOs, invites you to participate in an
information evening on the Sudan.
The purpose of the evening is to shed some light on the situation,
including the role of Canadian foreign policy, and establish an active
network to respond. Members of Sudanese communities in Ottawa, local NGOs,
the government, and interested others will be present.
Information (7:00 to 9:00)
1. Introduction: Objectives of Evening
2. short video from BBC
3. Panel - Current Famine Situation in Sudan
?representative from Sudanese-Canadian community
Gaetane Gascone (OXFAM) - OXFAM's response and difficulties in
Dr. Mike Bonsu - The situation in the African context
4. Questions and comments
5. Canadian Dimension
a. CIDA's role David Ross (to be confirmed)
b. Oil and Candian Foreign Policy Colin Stuart (Quakers)
6. Immediate relief/where to channel funds Colin Stuart
7. Questions and comments
Business (9:00 to 9:30)
7. Formation of Steering Committee
8. First Meeting
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