Network

MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at sheema@sussex.ac.uk.

You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Dr. Hend Al Muftah

Vice President

Dr. Al Muftah obtained her PhD from the University of Exeter in the UK in 2004, with a focus on human capital in Qatar. She has published her research in a number of academic journals.​ She has held several managerial positions, working as the Director of Human Resources at Qatar University (2004-2008), an advisor to the to the Vice President of Administrative Affairs at Qatar University (2009), an advisor to the Minister of Economy and Commerce (2010), Director of Human Resources at the Qatar Railways Company (2012-2014), the Executive Director of the Childhood Cultural Center (2012-2014) and as an Associate Professor at Qatar University since 2010. …

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Dr. Anoud Omer

Specialist

Community Medicine Specialist with specialized training in health policy and planning, and an interest in health education and research. During her undergraduate years in the faculty of medicine, she was elected twice to lead the Public health secretariat in the Khartoum Association of Medical Students and this paved her way to launch development projects that served rural communities.…

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Ahmed Elamin

Safety (HSE) Manager

Professional Safety (HSE) Manager with over 12 years of managerial experience, directing operations of safety practices and regulations in oil & gas and construction industries. Regularly acquires in-depth knowledge of safety legislation and securing environment from related hazards and threads.…

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Dr. Mansoor Alaali

Dean

Dr. Alaali obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Aston in Birmingham, U.K. He taught Computer Science and Information Technology courses at the University of Bahrain for over 20 years.…

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Dr. Moh’d Ajlouni

Chairman

My general teaching and research interests lie in Finance. I have developed a special interest in the areas of financial markets, international finance, corporate finance, and corporate governance. Using financial and economics principles and econometric techniques, I would like to explore different relationships and linkages among important economic variables.…

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Prof. Janet Druker

Professor

Janet Druker is a Professor at the University of Westminster, London, supporting research development within the Business School. Her most recent full-time post was as Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor at Canterbury Christ Church University where she was based from 2005 until December 2010, leading research across the University.…

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Richard Pinder

Director

Richard is a Director and Co-Founder of Smartlogic. He has 20 years experience in the knowledge and information management industry and has worked for a breadth of organizations from Eastman Kodak to small start ups, SilverStream Software (since bought by Novell).…

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Dr. Thaira Al Shirawi

President Assistant

Thaira Mohammed Al Shirawi was born in 1963 in Cairo, Egypt. She received her MBA from The University of Strathclyde in 2002 and PhD from Brunel University in 2016. Thaira joined Ahlia University in 2009 and is currently a lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Finance and is also the Director of PR & Media.…

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Prof. Amel Bakhiet

Dean

Prof. Amel is the Dean of the Deanship of Scientific Research and former (Dean College of Veterinary Medicine Sudan University of Science and Technology; Head Department of Pathology and Head of The Department of Clinical studies).…

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Mohamed Al Dhmari

Head of Quality

Mohamed is a management professional with years of experience in a range of management areas. He is specialised in international management, strategic planning, change management, quality management and knowledge management.

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Mohamed Elhag

Advisory Senior Manager

Senior management consultancy professional and business architect with an extensive background in public and private sectors, specialising in business strategies, business process re-engineering, change management, organizational transformation, knowledge management, and ICT. …

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Prof. Danilo Sampaio

Professor

Danilo de Oliveira Sampaio is associate professor II. Works in the Department of Administrative Sciences (DAC) of the Faculty of Business Administration and Accounting (FACC) of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF).…

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Prof. Ammal Metwally

Head of Department

Prof. Ammal has experience in working with international agencies in Egypt as preventive medicine and behavioral change advisor for behavioral change in health and hygiene since 1997. She has been hired as advisor since 1997; for UNICEF (six years), Swiss Development Fund (one year), World Bank (two year) and Royal Netherlands Embassy (one year) and PLAN International (short assignments).…

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Ala Subhi

Journalist (Deceased)

Ala Subhi has been working as a Broadcast Journalist and Duty Editor for the BBC Arabic Service in London for more than 10 Years. He worked as a broadcast journalist for the last 18 years in Khartoum, Lyon and London working for Sudan Radio and TV, Euronews, Amnesty International and the BBC.…

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prof. W Paul Davies

Deputy Vice Chancellor

Paul Davies is Professor of Agricultural Systems and previously graduated from the universities of Wales; Exeter and East Anglia in the UK with degrees in agriculture; agricultural botany; crop protection and post-harvest biology.…

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prof. Pranav Desai

Director

Pranav N. Desai, Professor, specializes in science, technology and international affairs and is currently engaged in teaching analysis in science and technology policy and technology futures analysis. Professor Desai holds a M.Phil and PhD in Science Policy Studies.…

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Ahmed Ginawi

Director

A  telecommunication and Internet professional.  Currently working in product development at Emirates Telecommunication corporation. Worked as Director for Internet Services Operation and Maintenance.
Was Part of the team who launched Canar Communications Co., as a new fixed/data telecom operator in Sudan
Was one of the Launch team of Mobily- The 2nd GSM Operator in KSA.…

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Arunava Sarkar

Urban Designer

Arunava is an architect with 10+ years of experience in master planning and large scale architecture projects. He has worked on prestigious Greenfield townships, urban regeneration projects, TOD hubs, retail destinations and institutional campuses in India, UK and the GCC region.…