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Keynote at University of Oxford

Speaking at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, 7th June 2018 workshop themed ‘Practical Challenges of Sustainable Electrification in Africa’. My talk entitled “The role of PPPs in turning the lights on in Africa“, other speakers include a number of other experts from the field of renewable energy solutions in Africa. The aim of the workshop is to present and discuss challenges, learning lessons and best practices of renewable energy projects in Africa on macro- (policy frameworks, electrification strategies) and micro-level (specific project experiences, social-, financial, economic-, environmental implications). The guiding principle of the discussion is the UN more >>

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Chair United Nations PPPs Conference

Allam Ahmed, President of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and a Senior Lecturer at SPRU, recently organised the 16th WASD international annual conference and the 5th Diaspora international annual conference. This year, for the first time since its inception, both conferences were co-organised and hosted in conjunction with the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), an independent oversight body of the UN. Multi-stakeholder forums are occasionally convened by the UN in order to discuss issues such as human rights and environmental matters, however, rarely has the academic world been invited to share ideas with the UN in such more >>

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Keynote World Bank Conference

(2016 Marseille, France) “Digital technologies at the service of economic development in the Mediterranean”, World Bank With a large youth representation and youth unemployment ratio, the MENA Region faces a potential crisis unless new sources of growth in promising economic sectors such as ICT are identified and exploited. In many MENA countries, the education sector should be reformed to include specific qualifications and specialisations in the ICT sector. The private sector can play a larger role in helping governments and academia focus investments on high-priority and high demand skills, thus young students are ready for employment the moment they graduate. more >>

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Keynote Westminister Higher Education Forum

Next steps for Open Access and Open Data research policy Global Progress towards Open Access and Open Data and the UK’s role Westminister Higher Education Forum 22nd November 2016 The conference  discuss remaining challenges identified in the latest report from the Government’s UK Open Access Co-ordination Group – including how to apply Open Access to monographs, the management of repositories and their future role, and the level of Article Processing Charges, as well as the future of the academic publishing market more widely. Also examine the legal, ethical and logistical implications of delivering an ‘Open Data’ framework for publicly funded more >>

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Keynote at the Tunisian EGOV

Keynote Speaker at the Tunisian 5th International Conference on Digital Governance (EGOV 2018) by invitation from the Tunisian Management Science Society (TMSS). in Tunis, 27-29 April 2018. The conference aims to review the use of information and communication technologies to promote the governance of sustainable development. EGOV series always seeks to bring together decision-makers, researchers, civil society and the private sector to present their different views on current topics. For more information on the conference, please visit the conference page at www.tmss.tn.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 Interview

Allam shares his thoughts on past, present and future research into sustainable entrepreneurship during an interview by Emerald Publishing Group for the World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

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Keynote Talk at Westminster Higher Education Forum on Global Progress towards Open Access and Open Data and the UK’s role

“Global Progress towards Open Access and Open Data and the UK’s role”, Westminster Higher Education Forum entitled Next steps for Open Access and Open Data research policy 22nd November 2016 The conference  discuss remaining challenges identified in the latest report from the Government’s UK Open Access Co-ordination Group – including how to apply Open Access to monographs, the management of repositories and their future role, and the level of Article Processing Charges, as well as the future of the academic publishing market more widely. Also examine the legal, ethical and logistical implications of delivering an ‘Open Data’ framework for publicly more >>

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Chairing the Social Enterprise Conference in London

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 09:30 to 14:00 (BST) Dockland Campus , University of East London, London, United Kingdom Hosts World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) Royal Docks School of Business and Law UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) Emerald Group Publishing Target audience Entrepreneurs, academic, research, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders. Focus Social Entrepreneurship In celebration of the Entrepreneurship week (14th – 20th Nov 2016); the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) with its flagship journal World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WJEMSD) organizing a more >>

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Keynote World Bank

(2016 Marseille, France) “Digital technologies at the service of economic development in the Mediterranean”, World Bank With a large youth representation and youth unemployment ratio, the MENA Region faces a potential crisis unless new sources of growth in promising economic sectors such as ICT are identified and exploited. In many MENA countries, the education sector should be reformed to include specific qualifications and specialisations in the ICT sector. The private sector can play a larger role in helping governments and academia focus investments on high-priority and high demand skills, thus young students are ready for employment the moment they graduate. more >>

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Keynote Talk at the Government of Saudi Arabia Municipality Excellenece & Expansion Summit

(2016 Riyadh, KSA) “Transforming municipalities through project information and performance management”, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs Panel discussion on  “Transforming municipalities through project information and performance management”, MUNICIPALITY EXCELLENCE AND EXPANSION  SUMMIT, October 5th – 6th 2016, Burj Rafal Kempinski Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Founding Knowledge Manager Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Project Manager and Founding Knowledge Manager Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2009-2011) As a project manager, I led the Knowledge Management Project – first of its kind in UAE and the Middle East – ‘Musharaka – Excellence through Knowledge’ and managed successfully to ensure the performance/progress of the project is above the target in the first quarter of 2011 (see graph below). Moreover the project was rated Excellent by the Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance and thoroughly reviewed by Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence Office and presented before the General more >>

Advisor for the African Capacity Building Foundation
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Advisor for the African Capacity Building Foundation

Advisor and Distinguished Reference Member, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) (2012-2015) Provides intellectual guidance and critical insights to the process, as well as challenge the ACBF ACIR team to develop its thinking and ensure that the AFRICA CAPACITY INDICATORS REPORT (ACIR) achieves its objective of delivering a critical, evidence-based report. Review and provide technical input into the: a) methodology for delivering the ACIR; b) data capturing instruments; c) commissioned background papers; d) ACIR Indices; e) Validation workshop; and, f) final Report.

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Meeting H. E. John Chrysostom A. Nsambu, Minister for ICT Uganda

Meeting with H. E. John Chrysostom A. Nsambu, Minister for ICT, Uganda; Prof. Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj, President, Ahlia University, Bahrain and Prof. Amer Al-Roubaie, Dean College of Business & Finance, Ahlia University, Bahrain during the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) 7th International Conference, Ahlia University, 9th – 11th November 2009, Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain. The theme of the conference is the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development.

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