Established in March 2021, the Support Group for Democratic Transition in Sudan is a multidisciplinary platform of 13 leading Sudanese experts actively engaged in shaping the country’s democratic future. Working on a non-partisan basis, the brain trust aims to contribute to a successful and inclusive transition, building on Sudan’s distinctive history and globally proven peacebuilding methods.

The group has developed and promoted a contextually-grounded, multi-phase and inclusively-developed design concept for a national dialogue process. In addition, the group provides trust-building support to the different civilian bases, taking into consideration the importance of their strategic unity as a precondition of any future democratic solutions. In parallel, the group seeks to create better understanding in the international community of the changed local context and the realistic options for a locally-led process that leads to a legitimate, peaceful democratic solution.