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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 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.…

Daafallah Ali Ibrahim

Associate Professor

Dafaalla Ali Ibrahim is Associate Professor, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Botany, Sudanese. He received candidatus scientarium from the University of Bergen, Norway. He was a general director of Taaseel directorate, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research 2009-2001.…

Sufyan A.M. Osman

Head of the Agricultural Unit

Sufyan Abd Elrzig Mohmmed Osman works as the Head of the Agricultural Unit in the Khartoum Refinery Company in Khartoum-Sudan. He was awarded the Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Ranger Sciences, and Master of Science in Environment and Forestry from Sudan University of Science and Technology in 2002 and 2013 respectively.…

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Prof. Jason Githeko

Associate Professor

Professor Jason M. Githeko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. He received his PhD in Computer Applications in HRD from the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States.…

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Dr. Sung Je Lee

Senior Lecturer

Dr Sung Je Lee is a Senior Lecturer at Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology. His research interests are in the area of development of delivery systems (dry or liquid form) encapsulating bioactive compound (phytochemicals) for food (functional foods and beverages) and other industrial applications (pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutrition) using various biopolymers and encapsulation and emulsification technologies. …

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Sara Mubarak Al Mehairbi

Analyst

Sara is the first MBA Knowledge and Innovation Management graduate of Brighton Business School while she was working as Manager Knowledge Management for the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), Government of Abu Dhabi, UAE.…

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Indah Kuswardani

Researcher

Indah Kuswardani is Researcher of Microbiology Laboratory, Food Technology, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. She is also Head of Center for Community Education and Development, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. She focuses on food processing and microbiology researchers.…

Dr. Saad Aziz Mahagoub

Researcher

Saad Aziz Mahagoub is a researcher in the Crops Technology Research Department, Food Technology Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center. He received PhD in 2008 from the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Home economics, Minufi ya University, Egypt.…

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Mohamed Alkhateeb

Consultant

Nur Hafzan

Lecturer

Nur Hafzan is a Malaysian local registered pharmacist; manage to get her M.Pharm degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia during academic session of 2008-2009. Currently working as a lecturer in the discipline of clinical pharmacy, school of pharmacy, Universiti Sains Malaysia.…

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Arif Elsawi

Journalist

Arif Elsawi began his fellowship by working to deepen his understanding of the journalism environment beyond my country, and particularly in authoritarian regimes. He attended classes in African studies, international relations, media and design-thinking, as well as talks by experts at the Center for African Studies and the Freeman-Spogli Institute for international Studies.…

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Dr. Muneer M.S. Al–Mubarak

Dean and Associate Professor

Muneer M.S. Al–Mubarak (PhD, University of Leeds; MBA, Durham University) is an Associate Professor of
Management and Marketing at Ahlia University. His main research interests are related to relationship marketing, competitive advantage, CRM, SMEs and international business relations.

Rayan Mohammed Ahmed Madani

Reserach Assistant

Ms Rayan Mohammed Ahmed Madani is a research assistant at ENRRI. She holds a BSc Honours degree in biotechnology science from Omdurman Islamic University. She has attended many training courses in Sudan in molecular biology, micro-RNA and DNA CHIP technology and computational chemistry.…

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Dr. Peter Heisig

Senior Research Fellow

Peter holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and a Diploma in Social Sciences from the University of G¨ttingen (Germany). He is Senior Research Fellow at the Leeds University Business School (UK) where his main research centres around Knowledge Management.…

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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.…

Prof. Sami Mohamed Sharif

Professor

Sami Mohamed Sharif (Ph.D.), Electrical Engineer Professor. Dean, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. He has supervised the University of Khartoum Information Technology and Network and acquainted computer skills in operating systems, programming languages, database management and open source systems.…

Dr. Hatim A. Nagi

Community Physician Executive Director

Dr Hatim A. Nagi graduated in 2000 with MBBS from Alfashir University, Northern Darfur, Sudan. He was medically trained in Sudan, doing an internship and medical rotation in teaching hospitals in Khartoum and Darfur, Sudan.…

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Cathryn Salisbury

Researcher

Cathryn Salisbury has recently graduated with first class BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from the University of Westminster. She received a UoW bursary award for her final year project, investigating the impact public health messages have on diet quality and lifestyle choices of women during pregnancy, considering quality and effectiveness in the dissemination of current messages.…

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Prof. Noor Hazlina Ahmed

Professor

Noor Hazlina  Ahmed is a Professor at the School of Management USM. She joined the university after completing her PhD at the University of Adelaide, Australia.…