Programme

08:30 Arrival Refreshments and Networking

Session (1): An Overview of the MENA Region

09:00 “Welcome”
PROF. AIDAN BERRY
Dean, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK
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PROF. ALLAM AHMED
Director, MEKEI, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK
Senior Lecturer, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK

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09:30 “18 Years in the Newsroom: How the World See the Middle East and North Africa”
ALA SUBHI
Duty Editor, BBC Arabic, BBC World Service, London, UK
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10:00 “The Role of Universities in Achieving Sustainable Development in the Arab Countries”
PROF. ABDULLA AL HAWAJ
President, Ahlia University, Bahrain
President, Association of Arab Private Institutions for Higher Education

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10:30 “LIVE DEMO – FIRST Knowledge Management Framework in the Middle East”
RICHARD PINDER
Director, EMEA Smartlogic, UK
PROF ALLAM AHMED
Director, MEKEI, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK
Senior Lecturer, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK
11:00 Tea/Coffee Break

Session (2): Managing Knowledge and Information in MENA

11:30 “What is the Knowledge-based Economy? Concepts and Lessons for the Middle Eastern Countries”
PROF W. EDWARD STEINMUELLER
Director, Information, Networks and Knowledge (INK) Research Group, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK
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12:00 “Knowledge Management – Step by Step”
DR. PETER HEISIG
Senior Research Fellow, Socio Technical Centre (STC), Leeds University Business School
Founder, European Research Center for Knowledge and Innovation (EUREK), UK

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12:30 “Capturing and exploiting corporate knowledge: from onboarding to alumni”
Paul J. Corney
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13:00 Lunch and Networking

Session (3): Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in MENA

14:00 “Bridging the Gap between Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research and Policy Making
PROF. GEOFFREY OLDHAM
Honorary Professor, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK
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14:30 “Scientific Research and Knowledge Management in Sudan: Success Story from the Mycetoma Research Centre”
PROF. AHMED HASSAN FAHAL
Professor of Surgery and Founding Director, The Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum, Sudan
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15:00 “Public Health Research in MENA: Challenges and Opportunities
DR. IHAB TEWFIK
Course Leader Human Nutrition, University of Westminster, UK
Chairman, The International Forum for Public Health (IFPH), UK
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15:30 “Towards a Sustainable Transportation System in the MENA Region
PROF. WAFAA SALEH
Professor of Transport Engineering, Transport Research Institute (TRI), Edinburgh Napier University, UK
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16:00

Concluding Remarks and Networking