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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).

Prof. K. Narayan

Professor and Physician

Dr. K. Narayan is a Physician and Professor, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial General Hospital, Warangal, India.

Sara Hassan A. M. Khair

Researcher

Sara Hassan A. M. Khair is a graduate of Faculty of Science and Technology, Al Neelain University, Ministry of Higher Education, Khartoum, Sudan and was awarded the B.Sc.degree majoring in Environmental Sciences.…

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Arunava Sarkar

Urban Designer

Arunava is an architect with 10+ years of experience in master planning and large scale architecture projects. He has worked on prestigious Greenfield townships, urban regeneration projects, TOD hubs, retail destinations and institutional campuses in India, UK and the GCC region.…

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Jadia Osman

TV Presenter/Producer

Understanding that, presenters are the public face of television, entertaining and informing audiences on national and regional television, and satellite and cable channels, my profile was developed under these considerations. I have good experience working with most kinds of live or recorded programs, also I consider myself as programs producer and broadcast journalist working at newsroom as well, I’ve worked with different program such as news and current affairs; art bulletin news; music shows; chat shows; special interest programs such as travel or history documentary. …

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.…

Suhailah S. Al-Jameel

Lecturer

Suhailah S. Al-Jameel is a Lecturer at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 from the General Presidency for Female Education, Presidency Agency for Girls College, Girls College of Science, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.…

Dr. Shams Eldein H. Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Shams Eldein H. Ahmed has been with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production of the Sudan University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor since 2000 in the Basic Science Department.…

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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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Dr. Ibrahim N. Mamadu

Medical Specialist

Dr. Ibrahim Mamadu MBBS, MPH is a doctor and public health/epidemiology, specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Maiduguri College of Medical Sciences. He graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with a MSc in Public Health (developing countries) and worked with the same institution.…

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Prof. Liisa Laakso

Dean

Professor Liisa Laakso is political scientist and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Her areas of expertise include conflicts, democratisation, African studies and development cooperation.…

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Richard Pinder

Director

Richard is a Director and Co-Founder of Smartlogic. He has 20 years experience in the knowledge and information management industry and has worked for a breadth of organizations from Eastman Kodak to small start ups, SilverStream Software (since bought by Novell).…

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Prof. Ahmed Mohamed EL Hassan

Professor

Ahmed Mohamed EL Hassan is currently an Emeritus Professor of pathology at the Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, which he initiated in 1993. He graduated from the Kitchener School of Medicine (now the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum).…

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Dr. Kerrianne Watt

Associate Professor

Dr. Kerrianne Watt is an epidemiologist and holds the position of Associate Professor within the College of Public Health, Tropical Medical & Rehabilitation Sciences at James Cook University, Australia. Her area of expertise is injury epidemiology and research methods.…

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.…

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Dr. Sayed Azhar Sayed Sulaiman

Associate Professor

Dr. Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman is an Associate Professor and Dean at the  Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

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Prof. Mubarak Abdelrahma Abdalla

Professor

Prof. Mubarak Abdelrahman Abdalla is a professor of soil science in the Department of Soil and Environment Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum (U of K), Shambat, Sudan. He has professional training dealing with soil fertility/Chemistry, dry land farming, waste management and nutrient cycling.…

Dr. Wei Liu

Researcher

Wei Liu is a PhD candidate major in horticulture at the China Agriculture University. She has published several articles in regional journals in area related to garden and invention patents.

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Dr. Anoud Omer

Specialist

Community Medicine Specialist with specialized training in health policy and planning, and an interest in health education and research. During her undergraduate years in the faculty of medicine, she was elected twice to lead the Public health secretariat in the Khartoum Association of Medical Students and this paved her way to launch development projects that served rural communities.…

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Tasneem Nagi

Architect

Tasneem Nagi is a MSc student at the Development Planning Unit, University College London. She is also an architect, research associate and co-founder of several youth-led grassroots movements operating around issues of climate change and post-disaster reconstruction.…