Keynote at University of Oxford

Speaking at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, 7th June 2018 workshop themed ‘Practical Challenges of Sustainable Electrification in Africa’. My talk entitled “The role of PPPs in turning the lights on in Africa“, other speakers include a number of other experts from the field of renewable energy solutions in Africa. The aim of the workshop is to present and discuss challenges, learning lessons and best practices of renewable energy projects in Africa on macro- (policy frameworks, electrification strategies) and micro-level (specific project experiences, social-, financial, economic-, environmental implications). The guiding principle of the discussion is the UN more >>


Chair United Nations PPPs Conference

Allam Ahmed, President of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and a Senior Lecturer at SPRU, recently organised the 16th WASD international annual conference and the 5th Diaspora international annual conference. This year, for the first time since its inception, both conferences were co-organised and hosted in conjunction with the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), an independent oversight body of the UN. Multi-stakeholder forums are occasionally convened by the UN in order to discuss issues such as human rights and environmental matters, however, rarely has the academic world been invited to share ideas with the UN in such more >>


Keynote Westminister Higher Education Forum

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 >>


Keynote at the Tunisian EGOV

Keynote Speaker at the Tunisian 5th International Conference on Digital Governance (EGOV 2018) by invitation from the Tunisian Management Science Society (TMSS). in Tunis, 27-29 April 2018. The conference aims to review the use of information and communication technologies to promote the governance of sustainable development. EGOV series always seeks to bring together decision-makers, researchers, civil society and the private sector to present their different views on current topics. For more information on the conference, please visit the conference page at www.tmss.tn.


Chair Social Entrepreneurship Conference

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 >>


Keynote World Bank

(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 >>


(2016) United Nations, London, United Kingdom

(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 >>


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2016

(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


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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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