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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. Feride Gonel

Professor

Dr. Gonel is professor of Economics in Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul. She received his master degree from Bogazici University and PhD degree from Istanbul University. She visited Seul National University and worked on Korean economic development for six months.…

Fatemah A Al Maddah

Legal Advisor

Fatemah A. Al Maddah is a legal advisor at a private investment company situated in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She holds an LLM degree in International Business Law from the Centre of Commercial Law Studies – Queen Mary University in London and a Licence in French Law and Economic Studies from the University Paris Descartes (Paris V) in Paris.…

Prof. Dina Ibrahim Shehab

Professor

Prof. Dina Ibrahim Shehab holds a Master and MD in Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University. Currently, she is Professor in the Department of Clinical Nutrition in National Nutrition Institute (NNI), General Organization of Teaching Hospitals and Institutes, Ministry of Health, Cairo, Egypt and Head of statistics units of National nutrition institute.

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Ammar Y. Kassab

Business Consultant

Ammar Kassab obtained his Bachelor’s degree (BSc) from the Faculty of Economics of Aleppo University in Syria in 2011, and his Master of Business Management (MBM) from the Faculty of Financial and Administrative Sciences of Al-Madinah International University in Shah Alam, Malaysia.…

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Jean Pierre Ferraroli

Senior Technician

Jean Pierre Ferraroli worked as a Registered General Nurse – RGN with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Border) in war zones, refugees camp, famine area and development project from Central America to East Africa.…

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Dr. Meenakshi Tripath

Vice Presedint

Dr. Meenakshi Tripathi currently holds the position of Vice President at FARE LABS, Gurgaon, India, a NABL accredited and SIRO recognized Laboratory. She is also the Quality and Technical Manager for the NABL related works.…

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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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Prof. Jerry Kolo

Professor

Jerry Kolo is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture and Design at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), Sharjah, UAE. Prior to joining AUS in 2008/2009, he was a Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, where he also founded and directed an applied research centre, the Centre for Urban Redevelopment and Empowerment (CURE).…

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Dr. Ahmed Eltigani Elmansouri

CEO

Founded and lead Alrawabi Dairy company to become a market leader in just 6 years! I have succeeded in growing a $10 million dairy farm into a $ 200 million dairy enterprise producing and processing omega 3 milk super milk, vitamin D milk, nutriboost drinking yogurt and sell them directly to consumers.…

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Prof. Salwa M. A. Dogheim

Professor

Prof. Salwa M.A. Dogheim is an Emeritus Professor at Central Agricultural Pesticides Laboratory, Agricultural Research Centre. She Egyptian chemist, scientist, residue analyst. Recipient Certified, Ministry of Agriculture of Egypt, Food and Agriculture Organization, 1998.…

Dr. Subhash K. Khanna

Director

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. Maha M. El-Shamy

Assistant Professor

Dr.Maha M. El-Shamy, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Neonatology Unit, Al-Mataria Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.

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Prof. Liisa Laakso

Dean

Professor Liisa Laakso is political scientist and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Her areas of expertise include conflicts, democratisation, African studies and development cooperation.…

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Dr. Faris Elasha

Lecturer

Faris is a Lecturer in Dynamics at Coventry University. Previously he was a Research Fellow at Cranfield University. Through his career, Faris has over 10 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer.…

Hussein Abdelrahim El Obeid

Researcher

Hussein Abdelrahim El Obeid graduated from the University of Juba, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental study in 2003. He attained his MSc in Wildlife Biology at the Faculty of Animal Production, Sudan University of Science and Technology in 2011.

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Mikiale Gebreslase Gebremariam

Doctoral Researcher

Mikiale Gebreslase is a senior control engineer and researcher on environmen­tal remediation and Life Span Risk Management of Brownfield Redevelopment Projects in China, at Northwestern Polytechinacal University. Control engineer­ing became his passion after he received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia in 2010.…

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Dr. Theresiai Endang Widoeri Widyastuti

Head of Food Quality Control and Sensory Evaluation Laboratory

Dr. Theresia Endang Widoeri Widyastuti is Head of Food Quality Control and Sensory Evaluation Laboratory, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. She focuses on Food Chemistry and Human Nutrition research.…

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Dr. Ahmet Salih I˙kiz

Assistant Professor

Dr Ahmet Salih I˙kiz received his MSc and PhD from Lancaster University and Dokuz Eylul University and is currently working as an assistant professor at Mug˘la University, Turkey, in the Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations.…

Suhailah S. Al-Jameel

Lecturer

Suhailah S. Al-Jameel is a Lecturer at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 from the General Presidency for Female Education, Presidency Agency for Girls College, Girls College of Science, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.…

Mardon Elian

Researcher

Mardon Elian is an alumnus of Food Technology Department, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. He was an assistant lecturer in Laboratory Work of Food Chemistry, Food Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and General Microbiology since 2010 until 2011, as well as a research assistant in Center for Food and Nutrition Research in 2011.…