Digital revolution, smart cities and performance improvement towards a sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development

16th April 2017

WASD 15th International Annual Conference 16-18 May 2017 Intercontinental Regency Hotel Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain This major international event will provide a forum for academics, government and industry to discuss the various challenges facing the world particularly the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries in their efforts to achieve a sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development. This three-day conference will [more details]

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13th April 2017

By Sylvana Urbina When I got involved in the project, Proyecto Washu had already gone through a long path of building trust with the community, search together with them for economic alternatives to increase their income and to protect the forest. In this process, and with the help of experts, they came to the conclusion [more details]

Preparing Iraq’s Next Generation For Sustainability

12th April 2017

Despite decades of armed conflict in its recent history, Iraq merits attention as a candidate for sustainable development. Having said that, Iraq is not yet in a stable enough position to finance research or pilot projects in sustainable energy, as it needs as much oil revenue as it can obtain to stabilize its fiscal situation.  [more details]

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2nd April 2017

By Sylvana Urbina Five hours by bus, 3 hours in a 4×4 truck, 10 minutes in a very small barge and 1 hour of walk is what takes to arrive from Quito, Ecuador to the community of Tesoro Escondido “Hidden Treasure”, located in one of the most biodiverse places in the world, the Chocó rainforest. This [more details]

Turning the Lights On in Morocco: A Case Study of a Renewable Energy Approach to Sustainable Development

2nd April 2017

By Chris Caruso Having largely succeeded in meeting its millennium development goals,[i] and having assumed the presidency of the United Nations’ climate conference, COP22, in 2016,[ii] Morocco has gained a reputation as a regional and global leader in renewable energy resource strategies for promoting sustainable development. The complete picture is more mixed than it might [more details]