Neha Erasmus African Union High Level Implementation Panel Papers, 1998 -- 2013


Overview

Title: Neha Erasmus African Union High Level Implementation Panel Papers
Dates: 1998 -- 2013
Creator: Erasmus, Neha
Call Number: MS207
Size: 1907 Digital Object(s)
Language(s): English Arabic French  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/78522
Location:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
    archives@tufts.edu
    http://sites.tufts.edu/dca/

Description

This collection contains the subject files, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, a few photographs of negotiation efforts, negotiation strategy documents, and topical reports relating to Neha Erasmus's work as part of the African Union High-Level Implementation panel on Sudan (AUHIP) primarily between 2010 and 2013. As the primary coordinator and secretariat of the panel, Neha coordinated the efforts of the other members of the panel. Her collection contains many of the final summary documents as well as the administrative documents necessary to coordinate the AUHIP's efforts. The collection does not have many financial or budgetary documents.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series: Subject files; and Negotiations records.

Biography/History

Neha Erasmus grew up in Kenya. She worked in Southern Sudan with the Institute for the Promotion of Civil Society. She is a Justice Africa board member and a Political Officer of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan. Her primary role as a political officer was to provide administrative support to the other members of the panel. She worked consistently on security issues and occasionally on oil issues. Erasmus worked closely with Chief of Staff, Abdul Mohammed.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are noted in the Detailed Contents List in each series.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish.

Any intellectual property rights that the donor possesses have been retained by the donor during her lifetime. Requests for reproduction must be referred to the donor.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection was processed during the summer of 2013 by Devika de Puy Kamp, and Massaab al-Aloosy, Fletcher students and supervised by Erin Faulder, Archivist for Digital Collections. Whenever possible, the material is described in its original order. Due to the nature of born-digital materials, original order was perceived to be alphabetical by file name. Where possible titles were taken from the original document. Every effort was made to represent the original file structure within the description. Where necessary, some file structures were collapsed for descriptive simplicity. The original file path and file name is recorded within each item's record.

In January-February 2015, Tim Walsh (DCA Archives and Research Assistant) generated checksums for all digital objects in this collection; performed QA work on digital object metadata; and created PDF/A preservation copies of 1,306 word processing files, Powerpoint files, and other textual objects in the collection. Two files, MS207.002.00007.ppt and MS207.002.00008.ppt, were found to be corrupted. No preservation copies of these objects were made.

This collection is processed.

Custodial History

This collection was transferred from Neha on a thumb drive to the World Peace Foundation. The DCA copied the files from the World Peace Foundation's network drive to our facilities for archival management.

In October/November 2011 Neha's filing process changed. Originally she had filed her documents topically by subject. However, as the negotiations progressed and became more complicated, she found it necessary to file most of the work by month. This change in strategy is represented by the two distinct series.

This collection was part of a series of collections the World Peace Foundation collected as part of their grant "Documentation, Research and Writing on the African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan" funded by the United States Institute of Peace.

Subjects and Genre Terms
  • Foreign affairs
  • Social justice
  • Social justice
Related Material
  • MS201. Alex de Waal African Union High-Level Implementation Panel papers. DCA.
  • MS205. Dave Mozersky African Union High-Level Implementation Panel papers. DCA.
  • MS206. Laura James African Union High-Level Implementation Panel papers. DCA.

Series Description

  1. Subject files, 1998 -- 2013

    This series contains the topical subject files, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, strategy documents, and reports relating to Neha Erasmus's work as part of the African Union High-Level Implementation panel on Sudan (AUHIP) primarily between 2010 and 2011. Topics include the Abyei negotiations, borders, economics, framework documents, implementation efforts, Joint Technical Secretariat committees, the Joint Political and Security Mechanism, and negotiation strategies. Beginning around October or November in 2011, Neha ceased filing everything by topic and instead organized everything chronologically by month. Topical overlap occurs with series 2.

  2. Negotiations records, 2010 -- 2013

    This series contains correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, draft agreements, reports of committees, and negotiation strategies and reports relating to Neha Erasmus's work as part of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP) between June 2010 and April 2013. Many of the records between June 2010 and October 2011 relate to negotiation efforts between Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan leading to the Southern Sudan referendum in January 2011 and the post-secession efforts. The dominant negotiation topics represented in this series include Security, Two Areas, Economics, and Oil. Beginning around October or November in 2011, Neha ceased filing everything by topic and instead organized everything chronologically by month. Topical overlap occurs with series 1.



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