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OUT NOW: From Oil to Knowledge – Transforming the United Arab Emirates into a Knowledge-Based Economy

Prof Allam Ahmed, in conjunction with Dr Ibrahim Alfaki, has written a new book that evaluates the extent of the UAE’s success in diversifying its economy away from oil towards a knowledge-based economy. From Oil to Knowledge is the first book to present and critically evaluate the extent of the UAE’s success in diversifying its economy and implementing the principles and approaches of a knowledge-based economy. The authors identify the achievements of the government to date and areas for further development in order to transform the UAE into a leader in the adoption of science, technology and innovation to drive more >>

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University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom 2015

(2015 Brighton, UK) “The Role of Universities and Research Institutions in Managing Knowledge for a Sustainable Inclusive Growth in Sudan”, University of Sussex 2nd Diaspora International Conference University of Sussex, Brighton United Kingdom 11-12 June 2015 The conference main objective is to provide a forum for researchers, professionals and scholars of diverse interests and backgrounds to engage in discussions on innovative approaches to the challenges facing the future of Sudan and the Sudanese Diaspora across the world. The conference brought together intellectual and practice-based contributors who have examined the concepts of science and technology as an innovative approach to achieve a more >>

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Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business, London, United Kingdom 2014

(2014 London, UK) “Digital Divide VS Global Diversity: Managing Information and Knowledge for a Sustainable Competitive Business”, University of East London Digital Divide VS Global Diversity: Managing Information and Knowledge for a Sustainable Competitive Business Global Equality and Diversity Conference, London 4 November 2014 Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business, University of East London, London – UK

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Ahlia University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 2014

(2014 Manama, Bahrain) “Innovation and Development: The Role of Human Capital”, Ahlia University Innovation is a key driver of knowledge creation and economic growth. It empowers individuals, groups and organizations to find solutions to social and economic challenges. In Bahrain, as well as in the rest of the Gulf countries, job creation, economic diversification and the act of inventing new products and services are increasingly seen as vital for the future development of the region. Policymakers seek to ensure that national economies benefit from the information revolution by building capacity for the creation of new ideas, technologies, organizational know-how and more >>

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University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom 2014

(2014 Brighton, UK) SMART KM MODEL: the integrated knowledge management revolutionary approach for organisational excellence, University of Sussex The seminar aims to introduce the newly developed Knowledge Management Model (SMART KM) which presents a unique integrated solution for the highly debated subject. SMART KM ensures that knowledge management becomes part of the organisational culture through the appropriate integration with number of organisation facets such as strategy, management systems, ICT and support services. SMART KM is a revolutionary model being driven by best-in-class KM practices from a number of industries in addition to well-founded theories. The framework contain number of business 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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Government of Sudan, Khartoum, Sudan 2013

Building Capacity for a Sustainable Knowledge-Based Economy in Sudan First Knowledge Economy Conference, Khartoum, Sudan Government of Sudan 3rd June 2013 Sudan is facing a daunting challenge in diversifying its economy. A diverse economy for the Sudan would mean huge benefits for the country in terms of economic growth, global market reach and less dependence on a single commodity sector. This conference is timely from the country’s need to examine the current status, a necessary step for realization of new prospects and adoption and application of future policies and programs. The conference aimed to assess Sudan’s position with regard to implementation more >>

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TEDx Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan 2013

(2013 Khartoum, Sudan) “Understanding Knowledge Management”, TEDx Khartoum Knowledge Into Action, TEDx Khartoum, 11th May 2013, Khartoum – Sudan Other keynote speakers include: Jon Hall the Executive Director of Linux International.

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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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Future University, Khartoum, Sudan 2003

(2013 Khartoum, Sudan) “ICT as a tool in Knowledge Management”, Future University Knowledge Management Framework Lecture about the relevance of ICT as a tool in Knowledge Management at The Future University – Sudan, on March 21, 2013.

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Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom 2013

(2013 London, UK) “Making science and technology work for international development: key policy lessons”, Imperial College London Making science and technology work for international development: key policy lessons; International Development Conference entitled “The role of Science and technology in international development”, Imperial College London, 23 Feb 2013. The IC-IDC is the first student led conference of its kind to be hosted at Imperial College.

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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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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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