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Neha Erasmus African Union High Level Implementation Panel Papers

Call Number: MS207

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1998 -- 2013


Language of Materials





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

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

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.


1953 Digital Object(s)


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

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.

Related Materials

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.

Processing Information

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.

Processing status

This collection is processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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