Jawhratelkmal Kanu

Jawhratelkmal Kanu is an economist, program management expert, and a political economy analyst. In her eight years’ experience implementing development projects in Sudan and the broader East Africa region, Jawhara’s interests expanded to include political economy, conflict economics, and nonviolent mobilizations, she engages with these topics by conducting research and analysis; participating in local initiatives; and using multimedia to connect and share information with various audiences, including academics, non-governmental organizations, and policymakers. Over the years, Jawhara has directly overseen and participated the formation of multiple youth groups, women rights networks, and local initiatives, which has and are contributing to shaping the political scene in Sudan, she also serves as a context analyst, an organizer, and a mobiliser of groups and networks supporting democratic efforts in the region. Jawhara holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Khartoum (Sudan), and a master’s degree in economics and finance for development from the University of Bradford (UK). She is also a Founding Member at the Sudanese Women Economists Association (SWEA), a Founder at Hiwarat Podcast, and a member of many global networks such as the Mo Ibrahim Now Generation Network (NGN), The Global Solutions Initiative’s Young Global Changers, and a fellow at the European University Institute’s Young African Leaders Program. Currently, Jawhratelkmal Kanu works as a Program Officer in the Sudan Program at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

Articles by: Jawhratelkmal Kanu

In the Shadow of Conflict: The Black Markets of Sudan’s War

Sudan's war economy seems to have expanded this time around, reaching new geographical areas, entering new markets, and involving more traders.