Podcast: Sudan – Out from the cold and open for business?

This recording is from “Sudan: Out from the cold and open for business?” which was an hour long webinar by Kholood Khair and Stuart Culverhouse held on 20 October 2021 which was co-hosted by Alaco.

Sudan: Out from the cold and open for business?

Some of the areas the talk addressed, were:

  • Domestic politics
  • Foreign relations
  • Security actors and arrangements
  • Economy


Kholood Khair is the Managing Partner of Insight Strategy Partners (ISP) which is a new Khartoum-based independent think-and-do tank. She previously spent a decade working in the aid sector in Sudan and wider Horn of Africa.

Kholood is Senior Advisor for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and in her capacity as a senior expert on Sudan: has briefed the UN Security Council on the political implications of the new UN Integrated Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS); delivered lectures to global universities and research institutes; and provides regular political analyses to senior diplomats and regional organisations. She periodically publishes opinion pieces and analyses in international news publications, and contributes to high-level talks and prominent international seminars.

Kholood has an MSc in African Studies from University of Oxford and an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Stuart Culverhouse is the Chief Economist and Global Head of Fixed Income Research at Tellimer.

He joined the company (formerly known as Exotix) in 2006 after ten years in the UK Government Economic Service, where he worked in HM Treasury and the UK’s export credit agency. He is a recognised expert in developing markets and sovereign debt restructuring, with 20 years emerging markets’ experience, and his geographical coverage includes Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub Sahara Africa and Eastern Europe. He has an MSc in Economics from Southampton University and previously worked at Goldman Sachs (London).