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 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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Prof. Wafaa Saleh


Wafaa Saleh is a Professor of Transport Engineering at the Transport Research Institute/School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University. Wafaa’s research and teaching areas include transport modelling, travel demand forecasting, modelling travel behaviour, transport and the environment, transport safety, transport management in developing countries and traffic engineering.…

Dr. Maha Abdelatif

Associate Professor

Dr. Maha Ali Abdel Latif is the head department of Natural Resources and Biodiversity (2013 – to date), and Member of Intellectual Property Unit, (National Centre for Research). Dr. Maha Ali Abdel Latif has supervised under and post graduates students from Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum and Al neelain Universities, and other universities in Sudan and abroad. …

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Dr. Ali yousif Alsharif


Graduated from university of Khartoum 1972 did a diploma in IR 1973, and a Phd in International law 1988. Joined Sudan MoF 1973 . Served in Sudan embassies in Tunis, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Yemen and as Ambassador to china 1993-98. …

Dr. Subhash K. Khanna


Dr S. K. Khanna superannuated as Director Grade Scientist and Head of Food Toxicology Division of Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) Lucknow, India. He obtained his post graduation and Doctorate in Biochemistry from Lucknow University and was continuously engaged in Food Quality and Safety Assessments work for the past over 35 years.…

Dr. Raga M. Elzaki

Agricultural Economist

Raga M. Elzaki is an Agricultural Economist. She has been with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Gezira, Sudan since 1994. She was awarded the scholarship from DAAD (Germany) for PhD study in University of Khartoum and Giessen during 2001–2004.…

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Dr. Chérine Khallaf

Dr Chérine Khallaf joined the British University in Egypt, Faculty of Business and Political Science as a Lecturer in 2012. Her graduate studies focused on Sustainable Development and International Business Law with emphasis on sustainability impact evaluation.…

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prof. Hanaa Rasmy Mohamed Attia


Professor Hanaa Rasmy Mohamed Attia is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (1985). She joined the National Research Centre (NRC) as an Assistant Researcher in the Nutrition Department, in addition of her original interest as Clinical Pathologist.…

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Prof. Cheryl McCrindle


Prof Cheryl M E McCrindle BVSc(Hons) PhD, is a registered veterinarian, with considerable experience in production animal medicine and veterinary public health. Her research interests include farming systems and the welfare of livestock and working equids.…

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Dr. Samar  Saber  Khan


Dr. Samar Khan is an aspiring young Saudi woman who lives by the creed that one should strive to serve a higher purpose by going above and beyond the call of duty.…

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Dr. Abdelmagid A. Elmobarak

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, BSc Soil and Water Management, Alexandria University, Egypt MSc Eremology (Deserttification) University of Gent, Belgium PhD Plant Nutrition, University of Gezira, Sudan Land Evaluation, soil mapping, management of soils and recommendations on crop alternative.

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Prof. Abdulwahab Al-Ameen


Professor Abdulwahab Al-Ameen is currently working as a Professor at the University of Bahrain. He obtained
his PhD from the University of Southern California Los Angeles, USA. He taught in several universities in the
USA, Canada and the Arab world.…

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Dr. Jamal Al-Akkad


Jamal Al-Akkad after an exciting and challenging decade as an entrepreneur from 1980s to 1990s, he took different paths working on several interesting and challenging assignments. He decided to revert to entrepreneurship and is currently an investor in SMEs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), consultant and mentor in entrepreneurship, SMEs development and IP commercialisation he also delivers lectures in entrepreneurship and Ideation mind mapping.…

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Dr. Yasser Bentahar

Deputy Head

Dr. Yasser Bentahar obtained his Bachelor and Master’s in Marketing and PhD in Intelligent Management from University of Salento, Italy. In addition to these qualifications, Dr. Yasser  obtained an International Masters in e-Business Management.…

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Prof. Sidiga Washi


Dr. Sidiga Washi is a Professor at the Department of Nutrition and Health, United Arab Emirates University. She received her PhD from Iowa State University, Majoring in Family and consumer sciences education with an emphasis on nutrition.…

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Dr. Eltigani Abdelgalil


Eltigani Elnour Bashier Abdelgalil. I am an Assistant professor of Water Management at the Water Management and Irrigation Institute of the University of Gezira. I have a Ph.D. in Water Management, University of Gezira 2009.…

Zulfiki Bin Romli


Zulfiki Bin Romli is currently working with MUDA Agricultural Development Authority (MADA), Alor Setar 05990, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Graham Clifford

Senior Lecturer

Graham is a senior lecturer and teaches on the MBA and postgraduate courses, also acting as dissertation supervisor. Graham leads the Strategy subject group and takes a keen interest in management buy-outs, family businesses, turnaround, venture capital, and acquisitions and mergers.…

Prof. Sahar A. El-Masry


Prof. Sahar A. El-Masry is a Professor at the Department of Biological Anthropology, Medical Research Division, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt. She obtained her MSc in Pediatrics from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, and her PhD in Environmental Science from Department of Medical Sciences, The Institute of Environmental Studies, Ain-Shams University, Egypt.…

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Victoria Richards

Senior Lecturer

Vicky Richards is a senior lecturer in organisational behaviour and human resource management and is course leader for the MSc Human Resource Management. As previous course leader for the MA in Personnel and Development, Vicky has extensive experience in teaching students working in professional HR roles and has subject expertise in employee relations, employee reward and strategic and international HRM.…