University of Brighton, United Kingdom

The conference entitled “Towards a Sustainable Knowledge-Based Economy in the Middle East & North Africa” hosted by WASD in partnership with the Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) based Brighton Business School, University of Brighton at the Freeman Centre, Brighton, UK, 30 January 2013. The conference discussed a range of issues relating to the role of academics and professionals in supporting and enhancing the process of transforming MENA countries to advanced, knowledge-based societies led by sustainable innovation and social advance. The conference also discuss the major obstacles for science, technology and innovation (STI) in the MENA region and how ro help policy-makers to constructs an “ideal role” for STI in achieving sustainable development in the region. 

In collaboration with Brighton, WASD runs regular training workshops on the key factors that are influencing human development and capacity building in the MENA region.  Examples of the training workshops include: Executive Leadership and Performance Improvement in the Public and Private Sectors and Global Business Environment and Entrepreneurship