Keynotes

Westminister Higher Education Forum, London, United Kingdom 2016

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 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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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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United Nations, London, United Kingdom 2016

(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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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 >>

International testimonials

Dr. Alex Bielak, Senior Research Fellow and Knowledge Broker, United Nations University, Canada and Louise Shaxson, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, UK

Dr. Alex Bielak Founder and Chief Knowledge Broker, Alex Bielak Communications Former Senior Research Fellow and Knowledge Broker, Institute for Water, Environment and Health, United Nations University (UNU) Ontario, Canada Louise Shaxson Senior Research Fellow Overseas Development Institute (ODI) London, United Kingdom

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.

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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Governmnet of Kuwait National Project for Knowledge Economy (NPKE), Kuwait City, Kuwait 2016

(2016 Kuwait City, Kuwait) “Contemporary Roles of Governments in the Knowledge Economy Era”, Government of Kuwait Kuwaiti government’s national conference entitled “Contemporary Roles of Governments in the Knowledge Economy Era”, 1-2 February 2016 in Kuwait. In addition to WASD, other international organisations that participated in the conference were the World Bank and the 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 III: Knowledge economy methodology and the education environment 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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Sudan National Council for Research (NCR), Khartoum, Sudan 2015

Knowledge Transfer in Sudan Ranked 167 out of 188 countries in terms of development by UNDP in 2015, Sudan is classified a country with low human development, and has been for many years. However, at a recent conference in Sudan organised by the Sudanese Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, Prof. Allam Ahmed gave a keynote speech on how countries like Sudan can attain sustainable development without a strong technological and knowledge base. In his speech, Prof. Ahmed highlighted the need for a new partnership to bridge the knowledge divide, especially in relation to the way the development sector approaches selection, management and use more >>

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