Experts Network

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. Nahlaa Khalifa

Assistant Professor King Abdulaziz UniversityClinical Nutrition


Location: Jeddah, KSA Website: Assistant Professor


Assistant professor, Clinical nutrition department, faculty of applied medical sciences, king Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She holds a PhD in food science and nutrition, Khartoum University in cooperation with Hannover University. Coordinator of evaluation and quality assurance program, Coordinator of undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum design, revision, and delivery, Chairperson of academic advising committee, Consultant of the of academic accreditation committee. Nahlaa has been awarded certificates for participation and attendance for health, community and educational missions. Invited speaker at many conferences and having published articles on food science, nutrition and dietetics. Her main interests are in nutritional genomic and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) especially prophetic medicine. Her interests also lie in activation of modern information technology applications in educational methods. Professional experience includes teaching medical courses by using mind mapping, as she is Thinkbuzan Licensed Instructor (TLI) and TOT. She won many prizes including the excellence award from the president of King Abdulaziz University and the best scientific paper about using mind mapping in medical education in WASD 2015-Brighton.