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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. Jerry Kolo

Professor American University of SharjahArchitecture and Design


Location: Sharjah, UAE


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). His areas of teaching and research specialization are urban economic development, environmental planning and sustainable community planning. Jerry has an extensive consulting track record in the areas of municipal economic development, university-community partnerships, and community empowerment. He earned a PhD. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1986. For his community and public service, Jerry has earned several awards, including the State of Florida Governor’s Public Service Award in 1994, and the Florida African-American Achiever’s Award in 1999.