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Game-Based Learning in Public and Private Sector Performance Management Initiatives-Increasing Engagement, Learning, and Retention

4th January 2017

23-24 April 2017, Manama – Bahrain Objectives Games provide immediate feedback, which has been proven to be more effective and efficient than traditional learning strategies, while exhibiting many complementary values associated with micro-learning; knowledge transfer and exchange; and coaching and mentoring. Virtual environments (Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR)/Mixed Reality (MR)) and simulations are very effective at [more details]


Smart Cities and Urban Planning

2nd January 2017

Introduction This workshop has been designed to introduce the principles of Smart City design and urban planning in the MENA Region. The aim is to develop the essential skills and competencies necessary for decision makers to  plan, identify and examine the objectives, advantages, drawbacks, models, stages and requirements of Smart City Urban Planning Sustainable framework. [more details]


Knowledge Management: concepts, process and technology

2nd January 2017

Introduction This workshop has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on knowledge management (KM) in the public and private sectors. The workshop aims to enable knowledge managers, analysts and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose KM Framework to their organisations. At the end of the course attendees should be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and [more details]


Game-Based Learning: Disruptive Approaches to Education, Learning, Training, and Development

30th December 2016

London, United Kingdom 17-19 April 2017 Game-based Learning (GBL) emerged on the academic and enterprise scene in the late 1990s. GBL encompasses fun, engagement, serious learning, and interactive entertainment. Game-Based Learning is often considered a disruptive learning approach and is founded upon two key premises that are emerging within the fields of education, learning, training [more details]


SUDAN AT A CROSSROADS: Towards a Vision for the Future & Youth Empowerment

4th December 2016

13:30-13:45    Arrival 13:45-15:15     Session One 15:15-15:30     Break 15:30-16:20    Session Two Target audience Academic, professionals, research, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders. Focus Sudan Hosts World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) Sudan Knowledge (SK) Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) The Sudanese diasporic community is relatively large and has [more details]

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About WASD

The World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) is a global forum that brings together experts from across the world to discuss issues relating to sustainable development, science and technology management.

The aim of WASD is to promote the exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas among academics, professionals, policy makers, industry and students to improve the mutual understanding of the roles of science and technology in achieving sustainable development all over the world.

WASD runs global conferences and seminars, publishes high-quality refereed journals and books, and organises international development projects.

International Networks

WASD cooperates with a wide range of institutions, such as universities, research centres and governmental departments all over the world, particularly in developing countries. Our international networks bring together multidisciplinary academics, policymakers and practitioners.

By bringing together international leaders and enabling them to work in partnership, we seek to ensure that we pass on to future generation at least as much environmental wealth as we inherited.

Sister organisations

WASD works closely with its sister organisations, Sudan Knowledge and the Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute.