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Founding President

Founding president of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) and Sudan Knowledge. more >>

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Keynote Talk at the Kuwaiti Government’s Conference on Knowledge Economy

(Interview with Kuwaiti Al Rai TV) Prof. Allam Ahmed, the Founding President of WASD, has participated in the Kuwaiti government’s 2016 national conference about knowledge economy entitled “Contemporary Roles of Governments in the Knowledge Economy Era”, which took place between the 1st and 2nd of February 2016 in Kuwait. In addition to WASD, other international organisations that participated in the conference were the World Bank and UNDP. The conference was structured in three main sessions, each of them followed by discussions: Session I: Government’s roles in underpinning and promotion of the knowledge economy environment. Session II: Driving towards effective development plan based more >>

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United Nations University, Hamilton, Canada 2012

(2012 Hamilton, Canada) “Knowledge Management and Mobilization”, United Nations K* Star Conference  United Nations University Conference, entited “Knowledge Management and Mobilization”, United Nations University, 25-27 April 2012, Hamilton, Ontario – Canada More details about K* conference

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2011

(2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE) “Managing Knowledge and Innovation in the 21st Century and the Roadmap to Sustainability in the Arab Countries”, Emirate of Abu Dhabi  Knowledge Management Conference entitled “Managing Knowledge and Innovation in the 21st Century and the Roadmap to Sustainability in the Arab Countries”, Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), Government of Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2011, Abu Dhabi – UAE The presentation explores the Government of Abu Dhabi major Knowledge Management Project – first of its kind in the Middle East – “Musharaka – Excellence through Knowledge”. Musharaka is the first complete KM Framework to be launched in UAE and the Arab more >>

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United Nations Global Forum on ICTs, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2010

(2010 Abu Dhabi, UAE) “Managing Knowledge in the Era of Information and Communication Technologies”, United Nations Global Forum on ICTs Managing Knowledge in the Era of Information and Communication Technologies, United Nations Global Forum 2010 entitled “ICT for MDGs: Moving from Advocacy to Actions” organized by the Global Alliance for ICT and Development, 5-6 December 2010, Abu Dhabi: UAE Summary: Since the Rio summit in 1992 sustainable development (SD) is becoming increasingly a major concern for all Arab countries. Yet, translating the principles of SD into effective economic and environmental policies seems to be a major challenge for all countries. more >>

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University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom 2009

(2009 Cambridge, UK) “Would You Prefer a Mobile Phone or a Toilet?”, University of Cambridge “Would You Prefer a Mobile Phone or a Toilet?” Panel: Dr David Grimshaw (Head of International Programme – New Technologies, Practical Action), Professor Geoff Walsham (University of Cambridge, Judge Business School), Dr Allam Ahmed (University of Sussex) and Dr Shoba Arun (Manchester Metropolitan University Monday 26 October 2009 HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre Technology has been touted as the panacea for the challenges facing developing countries. However, with limited resources, there is a need to prioritise and economise. Should we focus technological R&D on affordable basic infrastructure, more >>

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World Bank, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2008

(2008 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) “Bridging Agricultural Innovation to Policy: Challenges – Strategies – Policies”, World Bank “Bridging Agricultural Innovation to Policy: Challenges – Strategies – Policies”. World Bank Conference on Practicing Agricultural Innovation in Africa: A Platform for Action, 12-14 May 2008, Dar es Salaam: Tanzania Summary: The forum focus on various technologies and innovations relating to agriculture, food industry, rural energy and physical environment including water. These particular technologies are selected due to the fact that growth and productivity in agriculture and food sectors is central to any strategy of reducing poverty and increasing economic growth and development in more >>

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