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.
Many consider the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as one of the most important emerging parts of the world economy in the 21st century. MENA is strategically vital as it produces the majority of the world's oil. However, despite the region's oil, most MENA countries score lower on Human Development Index (HDI) world ranking, with GDP, productivity and investment rates well below the global average. It is, therefore, becoming widely accepted that the dominant economic model of the region - based on the public sector, oil incomes and workers' remittances - is not up to the challenges of modern globalisation and the needs of advanced knowledge-based societies. Given the apparently contradictory needs of economic growth and environmental conservation, it comes as no surprise that knowledge management, innovation and sustainable development (SD) have had such a powerful influence in contemporary discussions on the future of the region.
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Prof. Abdul Salam Babji
Prof. Abdul Salam Babji is currently working as a professor at the National University of Malaysia; he is a senior expert with more than 30 years of experience in the field of Meat Science and Meat Technology.…
N. H. El-Arabi
Arabi N H is an assistant lecturer in nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition Dept., National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, interested in the field of nutritional surveys, with special experience in social studies and its association with nutritional status.…
Dr. Amany Ezat Elwan
Dr. Amany Ezat Elwan is a researcher in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.