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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. Osman Elhasan Mohamed Nour

Expert Arab Urban Development InstituteChild and Youth Program


Location: Riyadh, KSA


Prof. Osman Elhasan M. Nour is the population expert at Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI) and the Consultant of Child & Youth Initiative in the MENA region. Mr. Nour is a graduate of University of  Michigan from the college of Sociology, majoring in population and development. He has a wide experience in teaching and research activities  in some universities in the MENA region. Mr. Nour chaired the scientific committees of several regional and international conferences on children & youth issues such as health, education, employment…etc. Mr. Nour is a  member of several academic associations such as the International Union of the Scientific Studies of Population (IUSSP) Paris, International Society of Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) USA, Sudan National population committee (Khartoum).

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