Highlights

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

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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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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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

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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 >>

News

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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Founding Knowledge Manager Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Project Manager and Founding Knowledge Manager Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2009-2011) As a project manager, I led the Knowledge Management Project – first of its kind in UAE and the Middle East – ‘Musharaka – Excellence through Knowledge’ and managed successfully to ensure the performance/progress of the project is above the target in the first quarter of 2011 (see graph below). Moreover the project was rated Excellent by the Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance and thoroughly reviewed by Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence Office and presented before the General 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

New Global Economy: challenges and opportunities

Introduction This workshop aims to assess the country’s performance to implement the pillars of the knowledge-based economy (KBE). In doing so, the workshop will discuss the country’s position in terms of transition to a KBS, highlighting weaknesses, strengths and opportunities. The country’s worldwide performance was particularly matched against that of the other members of the region together with few examples from countries like China. The workshop deals first with the issues of KBE and its links with sustainability from a conceptual point of view. It highlights the specific situation of the country stressing the difficulties its meet in this respect more >>

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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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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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