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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. Samar  Saber  Khan

Dean Effat UniversityBusiness
Qualifications:

PhD MSc BA

Location: Jeddah, KSA

Biography

Dr. Samar Khan is an aspiring young Saudi woman who lives by the creed that one should strive to serve a higher purpose by going above and beyond the call of duty. Born in 1983, Dr. Samar received all of her schooling in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from King Abdul-Aziz University. After graduating, she decided to pursue her Master’s degree in Economics and Administration from Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University. As she continued living in the UK, she discovered her passion for economics and administration, so she decided to pursue her PhD degree in Energy Security and Renewable Energy from the business perspective at the same university. She authored an article with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies entitled “Energy efficiency: the first renewable’’, and published a journal paper in the Energy Research Journal titled: ‘’Investigating Consumer Awareness of Energy Efficiency in Saudi Arabia’’. She also wrote many articles in different newspapers in Saudi Arabia. As one of the pioneering Saudi women in energy, she was featured in numerous Saudi newspapers and magazines, where she became a regular guest on Middle Eastern talk-shows. Currently, Dr. Samar is an assistant professor and Dean of College of Business at Effat University.

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