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WASD Attends the Kuwaiti Government’s Conference on Knowledge Economy

Last month, Prof. Allam Ahmed, the Founding President of WASD, participated in the Kuwaiti  government’s 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...

OUT NOW: From Oil to Knowledge – Transforming the United Arab Emirates into a Knowledge-Based Economy Towards UAE Vision 2021

Prof Allam Ahmed, in conjunction with Dr Ibrahim Alfaki, has written a new book that evaluates the extent of the UAE's success in diversifying its economy away from oil towards a knowledge-based economy. From Oil to Knowledge is the first book to present and critically evaluate the extent of the UAE's success in diversifying its economy and implementing the principles and approaches of a knowledge-based economy. The authors identify the achievements of the government to date and areas for further...

Articles from Diaspora International Conference 2015 now available to download

We are pleased to announce a new collection of the best articles presented at the Diaspora International Conference 2015. Reconnecting Universities with the Discourse of Sustainable Inclusive Growth includes a selection of the best papers presented during the 2nd Diaspora International Conference, held at the University of Sussex, Brighton – United Kingdom 11-12 June 2015. The different chapters selected have tremendous scope in both focus and source, covering a broad spectrum of the conference theme: The role of universities and research institutions...

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: From localization to building national capacity towards Qatar’s Vision 2030

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 25 January 2016 This book aims to significantly contribute to Qatar’s capacity building of its local nationals through its heavy investment and continuous reforms in education, training and labor market. This book is a flagship initiative to document the current settings of Qatar’s human development, mainly education, labour market and human resources and its affects, positively or negatively, on the capacity building of Qatar’s nation to lead and accomplish its vision of 2030. The book therefore puts together, for...

Book series agreement with Greenleaf Publishing

We are pleased to announce that the successful book series World Sustainable Development Outlook, will now be published in collaboration with Greenleaf Publishing. Allam Ahmed, the Founding President of the World Association for Sustainable Development comments: “We are very impressed with the work that Greenleaf Publishing is doing to publish first-class sustainability titles and we are delighted to be able to publish our main annual book series with them – they are really exceptional.” The books will be sold separately in print...

Future of Higher Education in the Arab Countries: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Economy

Thursday, 02 November 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST) 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) Target audience Academic, research, higher education officials, policy makers, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders. Focus Arab Countries The workshop aims to critically discuss the future of higher education in the Arab countries with more focus on the challenges and opportunities in the Knowledge Economy. There are a range of issues relating to the role of...