Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam is the founder and Chairperson of the Sudan Social Development Organization (SUDO), and independent non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights, peace-building, and development. Under Dr. Mudawi’s leadership, SUDO has successfully implemented various human rights projects as well as water, sanitation and health projects. SUDO has also been active in Darfur, holding workshops with different groups on human rights and providing humanitarian assistance to the millions who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict. SUDO has been working to implement a peace-building and reconciliation project with different tribal groups in Southern Darfur. Due to his role in exposing the Sudanese government’s role in massive violations of human rights and humanitarian law in Darfur, Dr. Mudawi has been detained by the Sudanese authorities three times in the last two years. During imprisonment, he went on a hunger strike to protest being held in solitary confinement without being charged or provided access to a lawyer, his family or medical attention. In October 2005 he received an award from Human Rights First for his efforts to promote human rights in Sudan. During his first visit to the United States he met with officials from the United Nations, State Department, and with Members of Congress.