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Role of Women in Peace and Development

21st November 2017

Wednesday, 10th January 2018 from 09:30 to 14:30 (BST) Room (KD2.22) Dockland Campus, University of East London, London, United Kingdom Speakers (to be added soon) Target audience Women, academic, researchers, higher education officials, students, professionals, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, diplomats, and other stakeholders. Focus Women, Arab Countries Partners World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) […]

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Executive leadership and performance improvement in Higher Education in Arab Countries

1st November 2017

Target participants: Tthe workshop covers materials for all levels from supervisory through to senior level. HE officials: minsters, undersecretaries, vice chancellors, deans, head of department, etc. Academics and researchers. Students, youth, NGOs (voluntary) and civil society groups (public). Professionals, businesses and other stakeholders particularly the private sector managers responsible for leading change and transformation efforts . […]

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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 […]

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

4th February 2017

WASD 15th International Annual Conference 25-27 April 2017 Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 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 […]

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Reconnecting Higher Education to the discourse of inclusive sustainable knowledge-based economy in the Arab Region

13th January 2017

Thursday, 2nd February 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST) Board Room (EB 1.39) Dockland Campus, University of East London, London, United Kingdom 13:45-13:55     Arrival 14:00-15:30    Session One 15:30-15:45     Break 15:45-16:45     Session Two Target audience Academic, researchers, higher education officials, students, professionals, research, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders. Focus Arab Countries Partners World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) […]

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Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise in a Multi-cultural World

13th November 2016

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 […]

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.