Highlights

Keynote Talk at World Bank Conference on Digital technologies at the service of economic development in the Mediterranean

(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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World Bank, Marseille, France 2016

(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

Workshops

Executive Leadership and Knowledge Management for Women Police Officers

Five Days Intensive Workshop This five-day course has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on executive leadership and knowledge management (KM) in the public sector with special focus on Women Police Officers. The course aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose leadership styles and KM approaches to their organisations. At the end of the course attendees should be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience about KM and leadership styles and approaches in alignment with the local needs and capabilities. Moreover, after competition of the course, attendees to write a report, supported by the 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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Executive Leadership: concepts, skills and practice

Three Days Intensive Workshop This three-day course has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on leadership in the public and private sector. The course aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose leadership styles and approaches to their organisations. At the end of the course attendees should be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience about leadership styles and approaches in alignment with the local needs and capabilities. Moreover, after competition of the course, attendees to write a report, supported by the tutor, of what they have learnt and what is particularly relevant to more >>

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Knowledge Management

Four Days Intensive Workshop This four-day course has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on knowledge management (KM) and leadership in the public and private sector. What are the objectives? Addresses the practical challenges that managers face as they seek to build, upgrade and exploit knowledge assets within their organizations Explore the different perspectives on KM Debate the importance and value of managing knowledge within your organization Align KM thinking with broader, more traditional strategic approaches Using participants’ own organizations as cases, participants will explore how and when they can establish KM initiatives in their organizations and who more >>

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Leadership, Investment Promotion and Entrepreneurship Development: concepts, strategy and practice

This three-day executive workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the investment environment in which your organizations are operating, whether public or private. It will also assist you to identify and apply a range of measures in order to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of your institution. The workshop involves an introduction to the driving forces of foreign direct investment and the current trends; the characteristics of a sound investment environment; investment promotion policies, and in particular the role of investment promotion agencies; best practices in investment promotion as well as enterprise development policies, principles and more >>

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Al-Zaytoona University, Amman, Jordan 2013

(2013 Amman, Jordan) “Human Capital in a Knowledge Economy”, Al-Zaytoona University The 12th Scientific Annual International Conference for Business Human Capital in a Knowledge Economy Al-Zaytoona University Amman, Jordan 22 – 25 April 2013

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Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait 2013

(2013 Kuwait City, Kuwait) “Managing Knowledge for Sustainable Development in Arab Countries”, Kuwait University  Managing Knowledge for Sustainable Development in Arab Countries Kuwait University 17-Feb-2013

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University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom 2013

(2013 Brighton, UK) “Towards a Sustainable Knowledge-Based Economy in the Middle East & North Africa”, University of Brighton  Towards a Sustainable Knowledge-Based Economy in the Middle East & North Africa One Day International Conference Wednesday 30th January 2013 University of Brighton and Sussex Aims and Objectives The conference aims to critically discuss a range of issues relating to the role of academics and professionals in supporting and enhancing the process of transforming the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to advanced, knowledge-based societies led by sustainable innovation and social advance. The conference will also discuss the major obstacles more >>

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World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2012

(2012 Abu Dhabi, UAE) “Change, Innovate and Lead for a Sustainable Future”, World Association for Sustainable Development 10th International Conference World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) 19-21 November 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates The theme of the conference was Change, Innovate and Lead for a Sustainable Future. Articles from this conference have been published in the World Sustainable Development Outlook Book Series.