Eni­kö Nagy

Eni­kö Nagy, born in Roma­nia in 1979 to par­ents of Hun­ga­ri­an ori­gin grew up in Ger­ma­ny whe­re she worked as a social pedago­gue in the fiel­ds of youth edu­ca­ti­on and domestic vio­lence. Having worked with NGOs on women and child­ren rela­ted pro­jects in Kenya sin­ce the age of 17 she has tra­vel­led exten­si­ve­ly in East Afri­ca befo­re she went to work in Sudan in 2006 and has resi­ded the­re since.

An advi­sor for civil socie­ty orga­niz­a­ti­ons on behalf of The Ger­man Deve­lo­p­ment Ser­vice (ded), who has lived two and a half years in rural Sudan, she star­ted her own litera­ry pho­to­gra­phy pro­ject Sand in my Eyes, Suda­ne­se Moments in 2009. In 2010 she was deploy­ed as an inter­na­tio­nal expert to UNESCO run­ning a pioneer pro­ject to sys­te­ma­ti­cal­ly docu­ment intan­gi­ble cul­tu­ral heri­ta­ge in Sudan.

Cur­r­ent­ly she is a free­lan­ce con­sul­tant on deve­lo­p­ment for inter­na­tio­nal orga­niz­a­ti­ons and local NGOs, a rese­ar­cher on intan­gi­ble heri­ta­ge in dif­fe­rent parts of Sudan, and an edi­tor for dif­fe­rent publi­ca­ti­ons rec­lai­ming cul­tu­re and ope­ning up new spaces of thin­king. Sand in My Eyes is her first book.

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