ISTIC (International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO) and the Future University jointly organized a workshop on 'IBSE for Science Educators from African Countrie'”, supported by the Federal and State Ministries of Sudan and TWAS from 14-18 April 2013, Khartoum, Sudan.

The workshop aimed to promote Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) methods of teaching. Both the Federal and State Ministries of Education selected teachers and teacher trainers from across Sudan to participate in the event. They joined international trainees from countries such as South Africa, Cape Verde, Kenya and Egypt and ISTIC-selected trainers from Malaysia and the Philippines to learn new techniques in IBSE methods and take these back to their respective educational institutions. The programme lasted for five days. In conjunction with the Workshop, Future University and ISTIC organized a Roundtable and Forum on 16-17 April 2013.