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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 siham@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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Dr. Mohamed Sharif Bashir

Associate Professor Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic UniversityEconomics


Location: Riyadh, KSA Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohamed_Sharif_Bashir


Mohamed Sharif Bashir is an associate professor of Economics and Islamic Finance at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has served in several reputable institutions during the last 20 years namely; Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in Pakistan, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Islamic University Science of Malaysia (USIM), Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University-Brunei. His research and writings covers a variety of topics ranging from International trade, Development Economics, Input-output Analysis, Zakat and endowment management,  and Islamic Banking and Finance. He has published numerous articles and several renowned journals. Bashir is the author of five books entitles: International Monetary Fund: Objectives and Policies and its Impacts on Sudan’s Economy (1995), Reasons of Success of East Asian Economies (2000), Human Capital and Trade Structure of Malaysia’s Manufacturing (2005), and “Objectives of Islamic Law and Its Application in Financial Transactions (2008) and The Malaysian Development Experience (2009).


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