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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 admin@wasd.org.uk. 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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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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Prof. Robert Raeside

Professor of Applied Statistics

Professor Robert Raeside is a Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society (CStat), Member of the Operational research Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He received his BSC Hons from Napier College under the auspices of the Council for Academic Awards (CNAA, his MSc from the University of Strathclyde and PhD in demographic forecasting from the CNAA in collaboration with the University of Oxford.…

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Prof. Donald Oberleas

Professor (Deceased)

Professor Emeritus Donald Oberleas, PhD Professor Emeritus Texas Tech University, Lubbock. Education: PhD, Agricultural Chemistry l964, University of Missouri, Columbia; MS, Agriculture (Nutrition) 1959, University of Kentucky, Lexington; BS, Agriculture, Purdue University.…

Prof. Xinzhong Zhang

Professor

Xinzhong Zhang is currently working as a professor at College of Agronomy and Biotechnology in China Agricultural University. He obtained his PhD from Shenyang Agricultural University, China. He taught lessons about breeding research of horticultural plants, Germplasm resources of fruit trees.…

Prof. Kamal El-Siddig

Director

Professor Kamal El-Siddig is a director of Research Programmes and International Cooperation in the Agriculture Research Corporation, Ministry of Agriculture, Sudan. He received his PhD in 1994 from the faculty of International Agricultural development, Berlin Technical University, Germany.…

Dhieta Priscilia

Food Technologist

Dhieta Priscilia obtained her BSc from the Department of Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University. She is now working in the food industry as a food technologist.

Dr. Khalid H. A. Siddig

Consultant

Dr. Khalid Siddig is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics of Khartoum University in Sudan. He obtained his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the IUA and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Alneelain University in Sudan.…

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Prof. Osman Elhasan Mohamed Nour

Expert

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.…

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Dr. Moawia Elfaki Yahia

Associate Professor

Dr. Moawia Elfaki Yahia received his B.Sc and M.Sc in computer science from the University of Khartoum in 1989, 1995, and his PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence from Putra University, Malaysia in 1999.…

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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. Hessa M. AL-Mudhaffar

Assistant Professor

Hessah M. AL-Mudhaffar  is an Assistant Professor at Dammam University, Saudi Arabia. She received her PhD in 2001 from the General Presidency for Female Education, Presidency Agency for Girls College of Science, DMM University.…

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Mohamed Alhaj

PhD Researcher

Mohamed Atta is a PhD student majoring in sustainable energy. My PhD work is on solar thermal desalination using multi-effect distillation. I am highly interested in solar energy systems, technologies and applications, especially in Sudan.…

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Prof. Danilo Sampaio

Professor

Danilo de Oliveira Sampaio is associate professor II. Works in the Department of Administrative Sciences (DAC) of the Faculty of Business Administration and Accounting (FACC) of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF).…

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Suhaib Alameen

Researcher

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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Elmouiz Siddeg Hussein

Manufacturing Engineer

Elmouiz Siddeg Hussein is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Khartoum, Sudan (1999). He then gained some work experience as a Mechanical Engineer at a private workshop in North Khartoum, Sudan.…

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Dr. Caroline Edward Ayad

Associate Professor

Dr Caroline Edward Ayad is an associate professor in the Diagnostic Radiology department of the College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology. She supervises the scientific undergraduate and postgraduate candidates both inside and outside Sudan and is a part-time lecturer in several Sudanese universities and radiology units.…

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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).  …

Richard Hutson

Researcher

Richard Hutson has completed a BSc in Human Nutrition from the University of Westminster, London. The work reported in this study is based on research carried out for his final year project as part of the undergraduate study.…