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Managing the university in the 21st century towards a sustainable knowledge-based economy

18th February 2018

March 2018 (09:00-15:00) Khartoum, Sudan Host: Salih Hamed Training and Capacity Building Center, Khartoum – Sudan Target audience: HE officials, minsters, undersecretaries, vice chancellors, deans, head of department, academics, researchers, students, youth, NGOs (voluntary) and civil society groups (public). Focus: Higher education, universities, research institutions, colleges, knowledge-based economy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Theme Today, more […]

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Global Business Environments and Entrepreneurship

3rd February 2018

Two-days Workshop Wednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd February 2018  Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Introduction This two-days workshop has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on global business environments and entrepreneurship. The focus of the workshop has implications for the way participants will improve their professional practice when they return to […]

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Executive Leadership and Performance Improvement

3rd February 2018

Two-days Workshop Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th February 2018  Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Introduction This two-days workshop has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on leadership in the public and private sectors. The workshop aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose leadership styles and approaches to their […]

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The role of the private sector and the diaspora in achieving the 2030 SDGs

28th January 2018

Monday 5th February 2018 (18:00-20:30) UNICEF UK, London, United Kingdom Target audience: Private sector, business, SMEs, academics, researchers, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society groups, youth, students and other stakeholders and all those who are interested in UNICEF’s priorities/mandate (children, child survival i.e. health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, as well as education and child protection) Focus: […]

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Role of Women in Peace and Development

21st November 2017

Thursday 8th March 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST) Harvard Lecture Room (USS 101) University Square Stratford, University of East London, London, United Kingdom Target audience Women, academic, researchers, higher education officials, students, professionals, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, diplomats, and other stakeholders. Focus Women, Arab Countries As part of our celebration of “International Women’s […]

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Smart Cities and Urban Planning

4th February 2017

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 […]

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Game-Based Learning: Disruptive Approaches to Education, Learning, Training, and Development

4th February 2017

17-19 April 2017, London – UK Game-based Learning (GBL) emerged on the academic and enterprise scene in the late 1990s. GBL encompasses fun, engagement, serious learning, and interactive entertainment. Game-Based Learning is often considered a disruptive learning approach and is founded upon two key premises that are emerging within the fields of education, learning, training […]

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Knowledge Management: concepts, process and technology

4th February 2017

23-24 April, Manama – Bahrain 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 […]

About MEKEI

The mission of the MEKEI research institute is to use research and education to help transform the countries of the Middle East and North Africa to advanced, knowledge-based societies led by sustainable innovation and social advance.

The main objectives of the research institute are to:

  • Conduct advanced strategic research on the performance and transformation of the region into a sustainability, knowledge-intensive economy.
  • Provide policy advice and training based on concrete evidence and analysis to regional policy makers and business leaders.
  • Develop Middle Eastern research capability with other leading international research centres worldwide.
  • Undertakes research, teaching and training on the key factors that are influencing innovation, change and knowledge management in the MENA region.

Journal

  • International Journal of Innovation and Knowledge Management in Middle East and North Africa (IJIKMMENA)

    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). This unique initiative aims to integrate the study of these various disciplines to achieve sustainable development (SD) in MENA and help to stimulate debate amongst scholars, researchers and policymakers within and outside the MENA region with a view to defining common, effective responses to tomorrow’s challenges. IJIKMMENA is also intended as a first step in paving the way towards further reflection on the future [...]

International Networks

MEKEI works with a wide range of institutions, such as universities, research centres and governmental departments all over the world, particularly in developing countries. Our international networks bring together multidisciplinary academics, policymakers and practitioners.

By bringing together international leaders and enabling them to work in partnership, we seek to ensure that we pass on to future generation at least as much environmental wealth as we inherited.