About Us

Our Mission

Spread enlightenment. It aims to develop democratic modes of behaviour, to encourage freedom of thought and freedom of scientific research, and to reinforce peaceful and civilized debate amongst different groups and sectors of the society. KACE focuses on awareness-raising in the different communities in order to change perceptions about own and others’ identity and human worth. It focuses on the root causes of the civil war and human rights violations. It also undertakes research and campaign on cultural and educational reform.


KACE vision is to see a peaceful democratic and truly multicultural Sudan, where all people are equal in dignity, rights and opportunities.


● Provide the targeted groups with skills that are needed to face current and future challenges in order to contribute to peace and human development in their own local areas.
● Enhance the democratic transformation in the country.
● To contribute to the empowerment of disenfranchised local communities and sectors by providing them with vocational skills and equipment to raise their productivity
● To work with educational and training institutions to develop curricula in human rights, citizenship and conflict analysis and resolution.
● To spread the culture of human rights in Sudan through capacity-building programs, cultural activities and arts.

Types of projects

KACE focuses on encouraging the spread of information through research, as well as work on helping transform Sudan into a democratic State where people are free to express their thoughts and ideas. It is interested in projects that encourage dialogue and provide space for Sudanese people to discuss and debate.


(Al Khatim Adlan Center (KACE) was founded in 2007 by Al Baqir Al Afif. KACE was founded to continue the mission of the late Al-Khatim Adlan, a Sudanese thinker, politician and activist. The centre was born in a house in a residential area in central Khartoum and opened its doors to the public through organizing film-screenings, public events and seminars, a free and accessible library and a number of art galleries and exhibitions. KACE quickly became both a community cultural centre and also an organization working on human rights, diversity and conflict resolution issues.
It was founded promotes a democratic, multicultural Sudan in which human rights are respected. KACE pursues this by seeking to create spaces of engagement, knowledge-sharing and constructive dialogue to facilitate the spread of enlightenment and the promotion of positive human development. KACE aims to develop democratic modes of behavior, to encourage freedom of thought and freedom of research, promote comprehensive equality in dignity, rights and opportunities between all Sudanese regardless of gender, religion, ethnic, cultural, social, ideological or class background, and to reinforce peaceful and civilized debate amongst different groups and sectors of the society. KACE is a well-respected civil society organization in Sudan and plays a critical role in convening civil society actors, including human rights defenders.
In December 2012, the security apparatus shut down the offices of KACE in Sudan as part of an ongoing crackdown against active Sudanese civil society organizations. As the security situation for activism continued to deteriorate after the 2010 general elections, KACE had already established an office in Kampala, Uganda at the time of its closure in Sudan. The center automatically resumed its activities from the Kampala office and began working through a number of independent organizations in Sudan because its staff members believed that part of working on human rights in Sudan is to continue fighting for your existence and adapt to working in the most severe situations.
After the great 2019 revolution, KACE came back to re-establish itself in Khartoum, Sudan and has continued to work on projects in Sudan and in the region.

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Al Khatim Adlan


Al Khatim Adlan

Based on the article by John Akec

Learn more about Al Khatim Adlan

Al Khatim Adlan was born in Umdaka Al Jaleen village in Gezira in Central Sudan in 1948. He studied at Medani Secondary School and University of Khartoum Faculty of Arts where he majored in Philosophy. As a student in University of Khartoum he shone as a serious political activist, thinker, philosopher, and intellectual of the highest caliber.

At a very young age, Al Khatim joined the Sudan Communist Party while he was in secondary school, and rose to be a member of its Central Committee. He was also a fierce advocate of voluntary unity amongst Sudanese based on universal values of equality that recognises Sudan’s religious, cultural, and ethnic diversity.

Al Khatim left Sudan and headed for the UK to escape persecution in 1994 where he was reunited with his family in London. Having tried to initiate radical reforms within the Communist Party without success, Al-Khatim and a number of his colleagues resigned from the party in the same year. In 1996, he founded with others the Sudan New Democratic Forces Movement (HAQ).

He summarized his quitting the Communist Party saying: “I realized in the early 1990s how the Marxist project for social change had been proven wrong by history. I have not chosen to fall back on the 30 years I have spent serving that project. I was not paralyzed by fear to form or construct a new way of thinking, and create a new identity. I have not cared for what people will say, dead or living. I declared it to myself and then I went public. I went back to the roots of all our projects – the interests of the people and their right to live in dignity, peace and justice”
He is described by those who knew him closely as a faithful patriot, a true leader who fought on the side of oppressed, and who never walked away from a battle in the defense of the rights of the marginalized, but always willing to sacrifice his own life for the sake of the people, the nation, and his principles.”


Governing Bodies

  1. Suliman Baldo
  2. Asma Mahmoud
  3. Nabil Adib
  4. Omayma El Mardi
  5. Najlaa Sidahmed
  6. Dismas Unkunda

Executive Committee

  1. Chair: Albaqir Mukhtar
  2. Deputy Chair: Jiham Abdelrahman
  3. Financial officer: Ishraga Mohamed Elhassan
  4. Media Officer: Quasai M. Salim
  5. Member: Sami Guraish
  6. Member: Ihlam Gaili
  7. Member: Majda Salih
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