This volume is a compilation of the best papers presented during the 11th WASD Annual Conference held in London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK 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 >>
(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.
(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
(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.
(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.
(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
(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 >>
(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.
The book discusses change management, innovation and knowledge management, and the role of leadership in engaging organisations and preparing them for a sustainable future.
(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
(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 >>
This volume includes various research and case studies emphasising the importance of sharing knowledge for international scientific cooperation.
(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 >>
The book covers a range of topics that ensemble endeavour to address growing concerns about the problems of the third world underdevelopment, even after decades of experimentation with one development strategy or another; all of which failed to deliver the majority of the world’s population from the bowels of poverty.
(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 >>
This volume explores global viewpoints and the latest thinking about the ways in which the recent global financial crisis may affect achieving sustainable development particularly in developing countries with an in-depth focus on deteriorating environmental conditions, energy, obesity and climate change.
This volume explores global viewpoints on the role of STI in solving global problems related to sustainability and the growing concerns for the future of our interlocked ecological, political and economic systems in a highly populated world that is characterised by major social and economic disparities.
The book includes chapters on issues to do with “Globalization, Technology and Sustainable Development” written by experts from allover the world.
This book critically examines the factors, frameworks and paradigms that would enable universities and institutions of higher education to contribute more fully in achieving the MDGs and SD.