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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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Dr Kamal Abdelgadir Ahmed

Undersecretary

Dr. Ahmed is a medical graduate of the University of Khartoum in Sudan, an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist by training and a fellow of the Royal College of OBS/GYN of the UK.…

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Dr. Ibrahim Elnur

Associate Professor

Previously: director of the Middle East Research Awards (MEAwards) at the Population Council, Cairo (1999-2001); visiting researcher, OAS-AUC, co-founder and coordinator of the Group for Alternative Policies for Sudan (GAPS) (1996-1999; visiting research fellow, 1993, RSP/International development centre, University of Oxford(1993) Bergen University (2006),  (associate professor, El Fatih University, Tripoli, Libya (1995-1996); head, Department of Economics, Juba University, Sudan (1990-1995); and assistant professor, Juba University, Sudan (since 1986).  …

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Prof. W. Edward Steinmueller

Director

Steinmueller received his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University His works include industrial economics studies of software, integrated circuit and telecommunication industries and the book Mobilizing the Information Society: Strategies for Growth and Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 2000 (with R.…

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Dr. Hussam Hamrawi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Hussam Hamrawi received his BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering from Girne American University and Near East University in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He also received his PhD in Computer Science from the Centre for Computational Intelligence at De Montford University, the United Kingdom in 2011.…

Dr. Maher Ibrahim

Researcher

Dr. Maher Ibrahim received his PhD from the Suez Canal University/Ismailia, Egypt, specializing in education/mathematics. He has conducted various Faculty Development Programmes and published research papers in leading publications. He is now working at the American University.

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Dr. Muhammad Shabbir

Associate professor

Dr. Shabbir Ahsen has been a permanent faculty member at the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lahore University of Management Sciences since Feb 2004. Before joining LUMS, Shabbir taught at the Department of Philosophy, the University of Karachi from August 1993 to Feb 2004 as a permanent faculty member.…

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Dr. Wafi Al-Karaghouli

Lecturer

Dr Wafi Al-Karaghouli, BA Statistics (Baghdad), MPhil Statistics and Operations Research (London), PhD IS Failures (Brunel), Cert. TQM, Cert. PRINCE2, MBCS, MElite, MPROMS-G, MRESG,FINFOMS. Wafi has gained extensive experience with multinational companies and has twelve years industrial experience, of which one was a blue-chip, and nineteen years in Higher Education.…

Christine Subianto

Assistant Lecturer

Christine Subianto is an Alumnus of Food Technology Department in Faculty of Agricultural Technology at Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. She was an Assistant Lecturer in several Laboratory Works.

Nada S. A. Musa

Electronics Engineer

Ms Nada S.A. Musa is an Electronics Engineer in the Administration of Human Resources Development and Information Management department, Agricultural Research Corporation, Wad Medani, Sudan. She received her MSc in Agricultural Information and Communication Management from Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.…

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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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Dr. Abhishek Dutt Tripathi

Assistant Professor

Dr Abhishek Dutt Tripathi is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Food Science and Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. Dr Tripathi specializes in food, fermentation technology, enzyme technology and microbiology.

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Dr. Shilpi Banerjee

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Shilpi Banerjee, Ph. D, is an adjunct faculty member teaching business management courses at the American University in Dubai (AUD), Dubai, UAE. Shilpi’s research focusses on social issues in management, and her research interests relate to a wide range of management studies issues, in particular, corporate social responsibility (CSR), CSR communication, CSR reporting,  and critical social responsibility.…

Dr. Emhamad Hamad

Researcher

Emhamad Hamad is a PhD researcher at Nottingham Trent University. He was a public sector employee from 1985-2005 and has been a Faculty member of the College of Economics, Omar Al Mukhtar UniversityLibya, since 2005.…

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Dr. Salwa Reda El-Batrawy

Assistant Professor

Dr. Salwa Reda El-Batrawy is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology, National Institute of Research, Cairo, Egypt. She is interested in under and malnutrition diseases based on her desire to contribute to the efforts done nowadays by many governmental and non-governmental agents to prevent and treat these diseases among children.…

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Dr. Randolf Cooper

Dean

Randolf Cooper is the Dean, Royal Docks Business and Law School at the University of East London. He is a well known leader in management services and institutional sustainability. He has personally overseen the academic restructuring at higher education institutions and his leadership posts have included Campus Director and Vice-President of Academic Affairs. …

Jane Bailey

Researcher

Jane Bailey read her BSc degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Westminster, London and graduated with First Class Honours in 2010. The work described in this report is based on her final year project.…

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Dr. Motsomi Marobela

Senior Lecturer

Dr Motsomi Marobela is a Senior Lecturer in Management. He holds a PhD in Behaviour in Organizations from Lancaster University Management School. Currently, he teaches research methods, industrial relations and public sector management.…

Reshma Bhagwandas Vaswani

Researcher

Reshma Bhagwandas Vaswani is Research Assistant in the Department of Biotechnology at the Manipal University Dubai Campus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She received her BSc in Biotechnology and MSc in the field Medical Biotechnology from Department of Biotechnology at the Manipal University Dubai Campus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.…

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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.…

Dr. Moawia Yahia Babiker

Consultant

Moawia Yahia Babiker is a soil science expert who graduated from the University of Zagazig, Egypt, majoring in soil science. He was awarded his MSc in soil science from the University of Khartoum and his PhD in Landscape Ecology from the University of Goettingen, Germany.…