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Class 10 (2011-2013)

Abu Sufian Taj Elassfia, Sudan

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Abu Sufian Hassan earned his bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Sudan University of Science and Technology in December 2004. After graduating, he worked as a volunteer with several national NGOs. In 2005 he participated in the Pan African Youth Leadership Summit in Morocco and the United Nation Global Summit in New York for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Since then, he has become more interested in international development, human rights and peace building issues. For the last 5 years, Abu Sufian has worked for the United Nations Joint Logistics Center, (USAID/DAI) and local organizations in the region of Darfur to help mobilize community leaders, youth and women’s organizations to participate in the peace process through addressing important issues such as land access, the effectiveness of the traditional dispute system, and the role of community leaders in the reconciliation and compensation process. He believes that without social justice there will be no peace in Sudan, and he hopes that the Rotary Peace Fellowship will give him the skills and knowledge to work with others from Sudan (Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern) to bring peace and stability back to the country.