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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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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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Chairing the Social Enterprise Conference in London

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 of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WJEMSD) organizing a 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

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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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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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Global Development Network (GDN), New Delhi, India 2014

(2014 New Delhi, India) “Doing Research”, Global Development Network (GDN) Global Development Network (GDN) Doing Research Workshop 2014 New Delhi – India “What constitutes an enabling research environment and how can developing countries in particular foster one? 35 participants from around the world and with expertise cutting across disciplines and areas, from university management to capacity building and science and technology policy debated in a one day workshop organized by GDN in New Delhi on April 3rd. The workshop marked the launch of the pilot of a new innovative project called Doing Research that GDN will carry out over the more >>

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World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2012

(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.

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