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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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Meeting Bahraini Education Minister

Manama, Feb. 22 (BNA): Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi has received the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) founding president Dr. Allam Ahmed. The minister briefed WASD official about the Ministry of Education (MoE)’s services and projects in the various stages of schooling. Several ministry officials were present during the meeting.

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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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Chair Social Entrepreneurship Conference

Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise in a Multi-cultural World 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 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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(2016) United Nations, London, United Kingdom

(2016 London, UK) “UN International Day for Disaster Reduction: Building Youth Leadership”, United Nations Thursday, 13 October 2016 from 09:00 to 13:00 (BST) Knowledge Dock, University of East London, London, United Kingdom Hosts: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI) Royal Docks School of Business and Law Target audience: Youth and experts from disaster management agencies, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, academic and other stakeholders Focus: Developing countries Watch Summary Video In celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 13th of October 2016 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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Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, United Kingdom 2016

(2016 Brighton, UK) “Global Trends in Knowledge Sharing Technologies”, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Eldis Anniversary Workshop 15 September 2016   Abstract Every year the debates and discussion about ‘Knowledge Sharing’ and ‘Knowledge Management’ increase as our organisations become more complex. Based on the assumption that knowledge must be widely disseminated and freely accessible to have an impact, sharing and managing knowledge seem to open up new and varied avenues to be explored in the direction of sustainability. Knowledge sharing is constantly being challenged by factors such as the increasing number of knowledge workers, the globalisation of work and the more >>

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NOW PUBLISHED: Critical Role of Diaspora in International Scientific Cooperation with the Country of Origin

WASD is pleased announce the publication of The Critical Role of Diaspora in International Scientific Cooperation with the Country of Origin, edited by Allam Ahmed. This book includes contributions by international experts and high level Diaspora from the public and private sectors across the world on the critical role of Diaspora towards sustainable and inclusive knowledge-based growth in the country of origin to ensure countries of origin are benefiting from their Diaspora and competing at the forefront of science, technology and innovation (STI). This volume includes selection of the best papers presented during the 3rd Diaspora International Conference of World Association for Sustainable more >>

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WASD 2016 conference program now available

The conference program for the WASD 14th International Annual Conference is now available. The 2016 conference theme is ‘Europe at a crossroads: the challenge for future sustainable development’. The conference will take place in Canary Wharf, London, UK, from 20 to 22 July 2016. View conference program This major international event will provide a forum for academics, government and industry to discuss the various challenges facing Europe in its efforts to achieve sustainable development. Europe is at a crossroads facing many crisis and vulnerabilities, such as economic and monetary crisis; immigration; terrorism; safety and security; environment, energy and climate change; health inequalities; more >>

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OUT NOW: International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health (IJFNPH) Vol 8, No 2

The latest issue of the International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health (IJFNPH) is now available. IJFNPH contributes to the improvement of public health through high quality research and developing a better understanding of the science involved in food, dietetics, nutrition and public health. WASD members can download articles from the latest volume of IJFNPH (Volume 8, No. 2, 2016) free of charge. More details available from the WASD website.

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WASD Attends the Kuwaiti Government’s Conference on Knowledge Economy

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 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 on knowledge economy: prerequisites and mechanisms. Session more >>

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