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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.

Latest news


Transforming policy research for the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda

11th March 2018

Wednesday 14th March 2018 from 14:00 to 17:00 London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP), London, United Kingdom Target audience: Academics, researchers, think tanks, consultancy firms, research centres and institutes, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society groups, youth, students and other stakeholders Focus: Global, Policy Research, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The thematic focus of this informal [more details]


The Role of Women in Peace and Development

28th February 2018

Role of women in peace and development One Day International Conference Thursday 8th March 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30 Room (US.1.11) University Square Stratford, University of East London, London, United Kingdom As part of our celebration of “International Women’s day” which is celebrated across the world to show the remarkable achievements pf women to the society. [more details]


The role of the private sector and the diaspora in achieving the 2030 SDGs

27th January 2018

Monday 5th February 2018 (18:00-20:30) UNICEF UK, London, United Kingdom Target audience: Private sector, business, SMEs, academics, researchers, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society groups, youth, students and other stakeholders and all those who are interested in UNICEF’s priorities/mandate (children, child survival i.e. health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, as well as education and child protection) Focus: [more details]


The future of Sudan after lifting the US sanctions

22nd October 2017

Saturday 28th October 2017 (14:00-17:00) University Square Stratford – London, United Kingdom Early this month (6 October 2017), the US government has lifted parts the sanctions against Sudan towards normalizing relations which was promoted by Sudan’s efforts to end conflicts within the country, allowing good access for humanitarian purposes as well as good cooperation with the [more details]

Sister organisations

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

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.