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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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Dr. Yasser Al-Saleh

Chief Content Officer KLD


Location: Dubai, United Kingdom


Yasser has published over thirty peer-reviewed academic papers, participated in more than thirty international conferences, winning several best-paper awards. In 2010, he authored his first book entitled “The Prospects for Sustainable Innovation within Oil-rich GCC” (published by SPRU at the University of Sussex). His second ‘co-edited’ book entitled “Economic Diversification Policies in Natural Resource-Rich Economies” was published in 2017 by Routledge. Yasser currently sits on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals. His writings appeared in top-tier journals (such as J. of Cleaner Production, Technovation, Futures, R&D Management, Science and Public Policy); working papers series of prominent organisations (including INSEAD, MIT and the Tyndall Centre); various media outlets (such as Aljazeera, Forbes, The Economic Times, NY Times, The Moscow Times, The Hindu, The National, Arabian Business, The Atlantic and Project Syndicate, among others). Over his career, he has also served in the capacities of Researcher (Masdar-MIT), Distinguished Scientist (King Abdulaziz University), Engineer (Saudi Aramco), Country Expert (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs), Visiting Researcher (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change), Visiting Fellow (University of Brighton), Academic Advisor (Global Green Growth Institute), Consultant (EU-GCC Clean Energy Network), Panellist (Global Opportunity Network), Young Future Energy Leader (World Future Energy Summit), Assessor (various professional awards), Green Associate (LEED), Chartered Environmentalist (Energy Institute), Senior Research Fellow (INSEAD), Supervisor/Examiner (student-led research projects), Visiting Lecturer (in research and innovation studies) and Adjunct Professor (teaching ‘environmental economics and policy’ at PhD-level).

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