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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. Janos Varga

Associate Professor

Dr Janos Varga is a lecturer at the University of Szeged, Hungary, Faculty of Science, Department of Microbiology. He is a highly respected scientist in the field of mycotoxin detection and control.…

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Prof. Maged Yassin

Professor

Maged Yassin holds a PhD in Physiology from the Queen’s University, Belfast, UK, and worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, United States of America.…

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Dr. Mohamed Sharif Bashir

Associate Professor

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.…

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Reem N Bsaiso

Founder & Managing Partner

Senior international consultant in knowledge economy for human capital, merging ICT in education policies on national levels through scalable and cost-effective models, running global programs on knowledge economy skills and job creation; and researcher and planner of national assessments and outreach initiatives.…

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Dr. Adli Abouzeedan

Researcher

Dr. Adli Abouzeedan is a visiting researcher at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Abouzeedan holds a PhD degree in innovation and entrepreneurship from Linköping University, Sweden in 2011.…

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Saeed Bahidrah

Doctoral Student

Saeed Bahidrah is a doctoral student in Eastern Michigan University’s programme in Technology, majoring in construction management. He is interested in lean construction, sustainability and green buildings. He is currently working on his dissertation on the factors predicting construction firms’ employees’ likelihood of adopting green building practices.…

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prof. Mohamed Hassan

Chair

Prof. Hassan is the President of the African Academy of Sciences, Secretary General of the Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO) and serves on a number of committees in other organizations worldwide.…

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Prof. Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj

President

Prof. Al Hawaj ranks in the top echelon of educational leaders in the Arabian Gulf. His incumbency in numerous managerial posts in prestigious organizations associated with educational development at a national level, his academic accolades from esteemed institutions, attests to Professor Al-Hawaj’s being in the vanguard of higher educational reform in the Kingdom of Bahrain.…

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Prof. Mohamed Baidi Bahari

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Mohd Baidi Bahari is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Aimst University Kedah, Malaysia. His areas of research are Public Health Pharmacy, especially in the area of public education, pediatric care, management of noninfectious chronic diseases and parenteral nutrition.…

Alok Jha

Coordinator

Dr Alok Jha is the Coordinator of the Centre for Food Science and Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, and specializes in dairy technology and food technology.

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Prof. Ngozi M. Nnam

Professor

Ngozi M. Nnam is a Professor of Public Health Nutrition. She holds a BSc in Home Science, MEd in Guidance and Counseling and MSc and PhD in Human Nutrition. She is affiliated with the Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.…

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Dr. Rafat Ibrahim

Associate Professor

Chartered Physicist (CPhys), Institute of Physics, London, UK, January 2011-present.
Corporate Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP), UK, November 2009-present.
Associate Member of the Institute of Physics, London, UK, 2004-2007.…

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Budoor Bukhari

Urban Designer

Budoor Bukhari is an urban designer and development planning researcher, currently working as Urban Designer with CH2M. Her research interests are focused on the strategic role that innovative grassroots initiatives can assume towards transformative African urbanism.…

Dr. Eman Elish

Lecturer

Dr Eman Elish is a lecturer and the Department of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political science, The British University in Egypt (BUE).

Dr. Ashraf Wahdan

Lecturer

Ashraf Wahdan is a Lecturer of Biostatistics At the High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University. His duties include teaching several courses in Biostatistics, performing statistical analysis for several research projects, carryings out training courses on data analysis in addition to working as a consultant for the world health organization.

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Dr. Hazbo SKoko

Lecturer

Dr.Hazbo SKoko Australia holds a doctorate in IT/ICT Management, Master in Information Economics, and another Master in International Business Management. My professional commercial, research and teaching experience includes working in throughout the world, including Montenegro, Serbia, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Chine, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Slovenia, France, the UK, New Zealand, the US, Saudi Arabia and Australia.…

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Dr. Basma ElSafi

Consultant

Basma ElSafi studied Medicine at the University of Bucharest, Romania. She is a Consultant in Acute Medicine
at Kings College Hospital in London. She holds MBBS, MD (MRCP equivalent), and the Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP).…

Dr. Sarvenaz Hojabr Kiani

Researcher

Ms Sarvenaz Hojabr Kiani is a PhD holder at the Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia.

Dr. Eman R. Youness

Lecturer

Dr. Eman Refaat Youness is a lecturer in medical biochemistry. Her Research has included work on antioxidants, DNA damage, cancer and diabetes.