Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development

Resilience - Innovation - Sustainable Development Transparency – Organization – Meritocracy

Innovation in society: training paths and human capital enhancement in Sudan (INSO)

Responsabili progetto

Sabrina GRECO

Objectives and contents

The INSO project is financed by the Department of Civil Liberties and Immigration of the Ministry of the Interior, as part of the “International collaboration, cooperation and assistance to developing countries regarding immigration and asylum” programme, which is working to determine the motivating factors behind migration. Italy has a key role in terms of identification of the countries of origin of the migratory flow. This information is of great interest to the destination and transit countries which are part of the “Regional Development and Protection Programme for North Africa” (RDPP NA), a programme managed by the Ministry of the  Interior and financed since 2015 by the EU Commission – DG HOME with resources from the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. The Italian initiative, aimed at the creation of Migration Pacts, is considered a priority by certain developing countries, including Sudan.

Situated along one of the main migratory routes between Africa and Europe, Sudan plays a strategic role in terms of migratory flow, given its “frontier” position in relation to the Arab world and non-Mediterranean Africa.

The general objective of the project is to promote socio-economic development in Sudan by providing skills  training and supporting professional development and integration into the workforce. The project hopes to contribute to enhancing university education which represents a crucial demographic change factor in a society in a transition phase (following the expected end of economic embargos).

The educational training programme involves approximately 150 participants including Sudanese university students and professors and officials from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Sudan.

Specific Objectives


  • To reinforce expertise in university students in the Computer Science and Information Technology degree programmes (which already lead to job placement opportunities) and provide them with additional complementary skills aimed at satisfying the needs of the production sector and local administration;
  • To support university professors and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research officials in Sudan in their career guidance role, with the aim of creating a stable relationship between universities, administration and local business;
  • To promote job placement internships with academic and  ministerial support

The special value of the INSO project, in terms of Italian Human and Social Science research, lies in its effort to deal with the direct causes of migration and the effectiveness of migration policies.

Research Group IRISS




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Start gennaio 2017 | End febbraio 2019

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Administrative reference

Bando del Ministero dell’Interno – Dipartimento per le libertà civili e l’immigrazione – Ufficio III Relazioni Internazionali Avviso per “Collaborazioni internazionali e cooperazione ed assistenza ai Paesi terzi in materia di immigrazione ed asilo”

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