International Conference on "Rising Africa: Looking Back to Think Ahead" from 3 - 4 October 2023 at MMAJ-Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia islamia (JMI), New Delhi.
Recent Conferences
•International Conference on "Rising Africa: Looking Back to Think Ahead" from 3-4 October 2023
•International Webinar on May 5th 2020
•Talk by President of African Development Bank at IIC organiseded by ASA/PRIASA on 1st February2013
•Round Table on "China in Francophone and Anglophone Africa: Implications on India", 24th August 2012 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
•Public lecture cum discussion by Prof. Denis Venter on "The Imperatives of Democracy and Governance for African Renewal" at Conference Hall I, India International Centre on 27th January 2011 at 6:30 PM
•ASA Interaction with visiting Journalist from Africa January 2011
•South Africa under Globalisation: Issues in Foreign Policy and Development at New Delhi (JNU) on 11-12 Nov 2009
•Asia - Sudan Internation Seminar organised in collaboration with Denmark School of International Studies at New Delhi (at IIC) on 10-11 Nov. 2009

International Webinar






"Sudan Crisis and Diaspora Evacuation under Operation Kaveri"




Organised by



African Studies Association of India (ASA India)


Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies (SIS), JNU




Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives, India (ODI India)





Date: 23 May 2023



Time: 2:30 PM onwards (IST)



at  WebEx Meet platform hosted at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


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ASA Series Coordinators: 


Dr. Sushmita Rajwar, Research Director, PRIASA (Honr) and Faculty, University of Delhi  & 



 Dr. Aarshi Dua, CAS-School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University 




CAS-JNU Coordinator:


Dr. Rashmi Rani, Assistant Professor, CAS-School of International Studies, JNU 




Media Coordinators:


 Mr. Samir Bhattacharya, CAS-School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University  & 



Dr. Sarita, Deputy Director, MDI, Delhi




Documentation & Certification Support:



Dr. Ivy Handique, CAS-School of International Studies, JNU &



Dr. Chandani Tiwari, Assistant Professor, SSE, Symbiosis International University, Pune




Concept Note


There are round 4000 persons of Indian origin in Sudan who got trapped in the civil war of Sudan in April 2023. India made a determined attempt to evacuate a large number of Indians from Sudan under Operation Kaveri. It successfully rescued most of them. The political crises and civil war of Sudan is not new. Currently it seems difficult to establish a democratic set up in short-term. Indian investment, Indian Diaspora and India’s strategic interest is substantial in Sudan. Besides India has a long historical relationship with Sudan. Given the explosive nature of recent crises in Sudan, India had to evacuate its Diaspora. For India, evacuation of its Diaspora in this region is not a new exercise. It has done earlier in Kuwait, Libya, Iraq, Yamen and recently in Ukraine.


The  webinar intends to discuss various dimensions of this Sudanese crisis and how India used its Diaspora Evacuation experiences to bring back Indians from Sudan.

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