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CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Technological transformation for Sudan’s sustainable inclusive development

Part of Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa Editor: Allam Ahmed, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK This book will focus on the application and utilisation of science, technology and innovation (STI) for addressing societal challenges, thereby promoting development. Issues of governance of STI, technology transfer (TT), business practices, public policies and their impacts and implications on Sudan sustainable development (SD) will be critically examined. Ultimately, the aim of this book is to improve readers’ knowledge and...

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...

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...

UN International Day for Disaster Reduction: Building Youth Leadership

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 the...

OUT NOW: International Journal of Innovation and Knowledge Management in Middle East and North Africa (IJIKMMENA), Volume 5, No. 2, 2016

The latest issue of the IJIKMMENA is now available. IJIKMMENA is intended as a forum for academics, practitioners and policymakers from around the world to exchange concepts, research, and best practices about innovation and knowledge management (KM) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ...

NOW PUBLISHED: The Critical Role of Diaspora in International Scientific Cooperation with the Country of Origin

We're pleased announce the publication of The Critical Role of Diaspora in International Scientific Cooperation with the Country of Origin, edited by Allam Ahmed. This book includes contributions by international experts and high level Diaspora from the public and private sectors across the world on the critical role of Diaspora towards sustainable and inclusive knowledge-based growth in the country of origin to ensure countries of origin are benefiting from their Diaspora and competing at the forefront of science, technology and innovation (STI). Read...

Conference presentations now available

Speaker presentations from this year's WASD Conference are now available to view on the Conference Program page. All conference delegates will receive a copy of the conference proceedings: Outlook 2016 - Europe at a Crossroads and the Impact of Globalization. The WASD 14th International Annual Conference takes place on 20-22 July 2016 in Canary Wharf, London, UK.