"Democracy, Economy and Sustainability"  
, Germany
September, Friday 23 - Sunday 25, 2022



Democracy, economy and sustainability

UMBAJA ECONOMIC FORUM brings together NGOs, academics, officials, companies, and individuals to discuss and exchange knowledge, views and information on economy and sustainable development. 

The forum is exploring and investigating the interaction between building democracy, economy and sustainability , and parallelising it with the situation in Sudan, by anatomising the Sudanese revolution and the ongoing democratisation tries there.

We recognised that economy has been used as an important tool to stop the train of democracy building in Sudan following the Sudanese revolution.

Neighbouring countries to Sudan, countries in the Middle East and countries at international levels are using their economic supremacy against the will of the people of Sudan which is calling strongly and magnificently for freedom and democracy during its continuous revolution. So, a very important lesson that revolutionaries have learned during the last 3 years is that, people everywhere should think again about their economy as an important tool for their democracy building as well as an important tool for their sustained democratic system. 

The awareness about the relationship and the interaction between building democracy, economy and sustainability critically should be investigated, explored, understood and promoted.  

We are inviting outstanding and distinguished keynotes speakers to talk and discuss these important issues.  


Keynote Speakers

UMBAJA ECONOMIC FORUM 2022 is inviting important and outstanding keynotes speakers to talk about and discuss the issues of Democracy, Economy and Sustainability. We are inviting Hanover city administration, three former ministers in the Sudanese civil government following the Sudanese revolution and a number of important figures and decision makers in important German institutions and authorisations to share and exchange knowledge, wisdom and experiences with each other, with participants and with the public. We are expecting the following keynote speakers:


  • Hanover City Administration. 

  • Former Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  • Former Sudanese Minister of finance and economy

  • Former Sudanese Minister of Religious Affairs

  • GIZ "German Society for International Cooperation"

  • GLS Bank

  • German Parliament, Green Party.

  • German Parliament, Social Democratic Party

  • German Parliament, Free Democratic Party.

  • Bingo Environment Foundation.

  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. 

  • Diakonie Lower Saxony.

Language and Venue 

The conference will be in English, and it will be held at Kulturzentrum Pavillon in Lister Meile 4, 30161 Hannover. 



Participation in UMBAJA ECONOMIC FORUM 2022 is open for all and for free. Nevertheless, registration is preferred, please, if you would like to attend the forum, send a registration message to the E Mail: umbaja@umbaja.org.


Day-1: Friday, September 23, 2022

Opening Session and Gala Dinner

5:00 - 5:15 pm

Opening, Welcoming and Honoring

5:15 - 6:00 pm

Speeches: “Democracy, Economy and Sustainability in the era of globalization” by the Keynote Speakers

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Panel discussion on: “The role of a social and ecological responsible economy in building a sustained Democracy”.

Guests: The Keynote speakers

7:00 - 7:15 pm

Thanks and Closing the session

7:15 - 8:00 pm

Gala Dinner and reception in honor of keynote speakers

Day-2: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Closing Sessions and Gala Dinner

1:00 - 1:15 pm

Opening and welcoming 

1:15 - 2:00 pm

Keynote Speeches: “Building bridges for SDGs” by the Keynote Speakers

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Panel discussion on: “Towards a comprehensive approach to mobilize local communities for Democracy and Sustainability”.

Guests: The Keynote speakers

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Coffee Break and Refreshments

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Keynote Speeches: “Our political responsibilities towards Democracy and Sustainability” by the Keynote Speakers

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Panel discussion on: “Democracy, Economy  and Sustainability: Clear answers for the future”.

Guests: The Keynote speakers

6:30 - 7.00 pm

Reporting, Closing, Thanks and Appreciation. 

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Gala Dinner and reception in honour of the keynote speakers