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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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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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University of East London, London, United Kingdom 2016

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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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 >>

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 >>