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 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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Prof. Mahdi Kadivar

Professor

Professor Mahdi Kadivar obtained his PhD degree in food science from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 2001, with a thesis entitled “Studies on integrated processes for the recovery of mucilage, hull, oil and protein from Solin®”.…

Prof. Moushira E. Zaki

Professor

Moushira E. Zaki is a Professor of Human Genetics she was a Head of Department of Biological Anthropology, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt (2001–2008). Her research interest includes skeletal biology, biological anthropology, epidemiology, biostatistical genetics and population genetics.…

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Dr. Lawrence V. Fulton

Assistant Professor

Dr. Lawrence V. Fulton is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods at Texas State University, San Marcos, and a retired Army health care administrator. He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives, a Fellow in the Royal Statistical Society (CStat CSci), and a Certified Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality.…

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Dr. Hassan Hamdoun

Research Fellow

Research Fellow at Natural and Computing Sciences, University of Aberdeen. Working on data analysis and Complex networks modelling and optimisation with applications to Communications networks, Health, broadband networks, Information Communications Technology (ICT)  Energy Management and internet of things (IOT)-based networks. …

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Prof. Osama Salih

Professor

I’m a Sudanese expatriate living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I work at the College of Applied Medical Sciences as a Professor of Human Nutrition for developing the “national nutrition policy for the Kingdom o Saudi Arabia (KSA)“.I have previously consulted by UNICEF and the Federal Ministry o Health FMOH (2008) to  develop the “national nutrition policy and strategies for implementation for the Republic of Sudan“.…

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Prof. Kamal Ali

Professor

Dr. Kamal S. Ali is a Professor of Computer Engineering at Jackson State University (JSU). Prior to joining JSU, in 2005, Dr. Ali was a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) for 20 years.…

Prof. Salwa M. EL Shebini

Professor

Prof. Salwa M El Shebini is a Professor of community medicine and nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition Department National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt. She is interested in various aspects of nutritional surveys concerning the evaluation of the nutritional status of different age groups.…

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Dr. Said Taan EL Hajjar

Assistant Professor

Said Taan EL Hajjar is an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Ahlia University (Associate Professor in progress), and a General Director for Ahlia School in the Kingdom of Bahrain.…

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Dr. Hemavathy Nithyanandhan

Assistant Professor

Ms. Hemavathy Nithyanandhan is an Indian born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and lives in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Earned her B.A, M.A (Economics) from University of Madras and M.Phil.…

Ahmed Al Zaidi

Police Officer

Ahmed Al Zaidi worked as police officer in Abu Dhabi Police at Strategic Department and Police Traffic Department for almost nine years. Currently, he is completing his PhD in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.…

Abutalib Balla Guma Mohammed

Researcher

Abutalib Balla Guma Mohammed is a researcher of soil science in the Department of Environmental Pollution, Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRRI), National Center For Research, Ministry of Science and Technology in Khartoum-Sudan, he graduated from the faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, majoring in soil science.…

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Dr. Fahad Saif Harhara

Business Advisor

Fahad Saif Harhara is an Advisor in Business Development at Tawazun Economic Council. Fahad is a PhD student at Brunel University with a thesis in FDI & Technology transfer. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the American University of Dubai, a Masters Diploma in Electricity Supply Management from Cambridge University, UK, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States.…

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Dr. George Grimble

Principal Teaching Fellow

Dr George Grimble has been working in the area of Clinical Nutrition since 1980 with a special emphasis on clinical gastroenterology research, intensive care medicine and nutrition in older people. He is currently Principal Teaching Fellow at UCL in the Centre for Gastroenterology & Nutrition in the Division of Medicine.…

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Dr. Ali Abdel Aziz Salih

Assosiate Professor

Ali Abdel Aziz Salih is currently an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Khartoum. He received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, USA in 1993.…

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Mohamed Ibrahim

Production Engineer

I’m Mohamed elrayah omer ibrahim. Mechanical production engineer graduated from Sudan university of science and technology, I worked in the field for 6 years, 3 years in Sudan (food industry and air conditioning) and 3 years in Dubai (operation manager), now I’m doing a master of logistics and supply chain management in erasmus university in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.…

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Dr. Muhammad Shabbir

Associate professor

Dr. Shabbir Ahsen has been a permanent faculty member at the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lahore University of Management Sciences since Feb 2004. Before joining LUMS, Shabbir taught at the Department of Philosophy, the University of Karachi from August 1993 to Feb 2004 as a permanent faculty member.…

Dr. Judiono Wibowo

Senior Lecturer

DR. Judiono, MPS. He is a senior lecturer at Nutrition Department. He is also Head of the Research and Development at the Health Polytechnic of Bandung, MOH Republic of Indonesia (R.I).…

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Osama Mohammed Khair

Director Strategy and Business Planning

Osama Khair, received a BSc in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1997. He is a mobile telecommunications professional with 17+ years of experience in this field.…

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Dr Kamal Abdelgadir Ahmed

Undersecretary

Dr. Ahmed is a medical graduate of the University of Khartoum in Sudan, an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist by training and a fellow of the Royal College of OBS/GYN of the UK.…

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Dr. Hend Al Muftah

Vice President & Associate Professor

Dr. Al Muftah obtained her PhD from the University of Exeter in the UK in 2004, with a focus on human capital in Qatar. She has published her research in a number of academic journals.​ She has held several managerial positions, working as the Director of Human Resources at Qatar University (2004-2008), an advisor to the to the Vice President of Administrative Affairs at Qatar University (2009), an advisor to the Minister of Economy and Commerce (2010), Director of Human Resources at the Qatar Railways Company (2012-2014), the Executive Director of the Childhood Cultural Center (2012-2014) and as an Associate Professor at Qatar University since 2010. …