Author - allam ahmed

Digital revolution, smart cities and performance improvement towards a sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development

WASD 15th International Annual Conference 16-18 May 2017 Sheraton Bahrain Hotel Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Click to see details of last year conference 2016. This major international event will provide a forum for academics, government and industry to discuss the various challenges facing the world particularly the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries in their efforts to achieve a sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development. This three-day conference will be a great opportunity for all scholars, government representatives and policy makers to get an external, unbiased point of view on...

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By Sylvana Urbina When I got involved in the project, Proyecto Washu had already gone through a long path of building trust with the community, search together with them for economic alternatives to increase their income and to protect the forest. In this process, and with the help of experts, they came to the conclusion that the best alternative was to boost the production and commercialization Cacao Arriba, the main source of income in the area. To achieve this goal,...

Preparing Iraq’s Next Generation For Sustainability

Despite decades of armed conflict in its recent history, Iraq merits attention as a candidate for sustainable development. Having said that, Iraq is not yet in a stable enough position to finance research or pilot projects in sustainable energy, as it needs as much oil revenue as it can obtain to stabilize its fiscal situation.  For the time being, the best hope for Iraq is to emphasize sustainability in its education system so that seeds can be planted for...

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By Sylvana Urbina Five hours by bus, 3 hours in a 4x4 truck, 10 minutes in a very small barge and 1 hour of walk is what takes to arrive from Quito, Ecuador to the community of Tesoro Escondido “Hidden Treasure”, located in one of the most biodiverse places in the world, the Chocó rainforest. This place is home to families of growers of the best cacao in the world (Arriba Cacao), who have the forest as their backyard. It is...

Turning the Lights On in Morocco: A Case Study of a Renewable Energy Approach to Sustainable Development

By Chris Caruso Having largely succeeded in meeting its millennium development goals,[i] and having assumed the presidency of the United Nations' climate conference, COP22, in 2016,[ii] Morocco has gained a reputation as a regional and global leader in renewable energy resource strategies for promoting sustainable development. The complete picture is more mixed than it might at first appear, as persisting problems have left room for progress and not all other countries possess the same conditions that helped Morocco get this...

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 Watch Summary Video 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 Speakers (more to be added) Allam Ahmed, President WASD, Editor-in-Chief WJEMSD and Director MEKEI Ian Bathgate, Director of Business Development and Director SETTLE...

Smart Cities and Urban Planning

Introduction This workshop has been designed to introduce the principles of Smart City design and urban planning in the MENA Region. The aim is to develop the essential skills and competencies necessary for decision makers to  plan, identify and examine the objectives, advantages, drawbacks, models, stages and requirements of Smart City Urban Planning Sustainable framework. The workshop aims to enable municipalities, private sectors, non-profit organizations, and representative from science and academia to develop strategies for making our cities smarter, and...

Knowledge Management: concepts, process and technology

Introduction This workshop has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on knowledge management (KM) in the public and private sectors. The workshop aims to enable knowledge managers, analysts and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose KM Framework to their organisations. At the end of the course attendees should be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience about KM best-in-class methodology and technology in alignment with the local needs and capabilities. Moreover, after competition of the course, attendees to write...

SUDAN AT A CROSSROADS: Towards a Vision for the Future & Youth Empowerment

Saturday 14th January 2017 from 13:45 to 16:20 (BST) VENUE & DIRECTION 13:30-13:45    Arrival 13:45-15:15     Session One 15:15-15:30     Break 15:30-16:20    Session Two Target audience Academic, professionals, research, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders. Focus Sudan Hosts World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) Sudan Knowledge (SK) Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) The Sudanese diasporic community is relatively large and has a significant impact on Sudan development on account of the size and volume of financial remittances. However diasporic contribution is largely neglected within national sustainable development policy and...

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 Register for the event In celebration of the Entrepreneurship week (14th – 20th Nov 2016); the World Association for Sustainable Development...