Conference Program

Day One – Wednesday 20th July 2016

08:15-09:00 Arrival Refreshments and Networking
09:00-10:15 Welcome
Allam Ahmed, President WASD, Director MEKEI, and Founder Sudan Knowledge, UK

Session (1): Migration, peace and security (Keynote)

Chair: Professor Janet DrukerProfessor of Human Resource Management, University of Westminster & Former Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Rapporteur: David OttoCounter Terrorism and Organised Crime/Security Expert and Director TGS Intelligence Consultants Ltd, UK

University of East London engagement with the Syrian crisis
Professor John Joughin
Vice Chancellor
University of East London
United Kingdom
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‘Fission and Fusion’: peace, security and migration issues in contemporary Europe
Professor Hunud Kadouf
Dean
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Laws
International Islamic University
Malaysia

10:15- 10:45 Tea/Coffee Break and Networking
10:45-12:00

 Session (2): Sustainability and environment management

Chair: Dr. Subhadra Ganguli, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
Rapporteur: Dr. Nagat Eltoum, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia

Recent UN and EU sustainable development policies (post 2015) – what challenges for city planning and governance?
Dr. Roudaina Al Khani, Platforms for sustainable cities and regions, UK
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Exploring the challenge for sustainable development in the energy sector: sociomaterial view of two British and Nigerian cases
Dr. Mostafa Mohamad and John Anuge, University of Salford, UK
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Study the variability of water quality in a large distribution network
Dr. Md Maruf Mortula, Dr. Kazi Parvez Fattah and Dr. Tarig Ali, American University of Sharjah, UAE
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12:00-13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00-14:15

Session (3): Business, economy and finance

Chair: Dr. Siham El-Kafafi, ICL Education Group, New Zealand
Rapporteur: Dr. Nadia J. Sweis, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan

An inquiry into success factors influencing the choice of foreign markets
Dr. Marwan Al Qur’an, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
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FDI spillover effects on Asia-Pacific sustainable productivity growth
Prof. Elsadig Ahmed and Rahim Kialashki, Multimedia University, Malaysia
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Small entrepreneurs finance by Islamic Banks: An empirical review (An Institutional-Network Approach)
Dr. Mohammed Nurul Alam, Canadian University Dubai, UAE
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14:15-14:45  Tea/Coffee Break and Networking
14:45-16:00

Session (4): Public health and medical sciences

Chair: Dr. Ibrahim N. Mamadu, Centre for Alternative Sustainable Livelihoods, Nigeria
Rapporteur: Dr. Daba Chowdhury, University Campus Suffolk, UK

Fad diets to modulate obesity: challenges and consequences
Dr. Ihab Tewfik, University of Westminster, UK
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Management of medical technology for sustainable reliability
Dr. Sushil Varma, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare Ltd., New Zealand
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Ramadan fasting among pregnant women with diabetes: An international neglected phenomenon
Dr. Nagat Eltoum, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia
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Revisiting the welfare economics of moral hazard
Dr. Nadia J. Sweis, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
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16:00-18:30  Free Time (Bank Street/Canary Wharf)
18:30

 Dinner: CCT Venues, Canary Wharf

Day Two – Thursday 21st July 2016

08:30-  09:00 Arrival Refreshments and Networking
09:00- 10:30 Reflection and feedback from Day One
Dr. Roudaina Al Khani, Platforms for sustainable cities and regions, UK

Session (5): Sustainable inclusive growth and development

ChairDr. Daba Chowdhury, University Campus Suffolk, UK
Rapporteur: John Anuge, University of Salford, UK

An economic analysis of potential GCC economic and monetary union for sustainable development – Drawing from the European Experience
Dr. Subhadra Ganguli, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
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Review of the effects of insurgency on sustainable healthcare development in north-east Nigeria
Dr. Ibrahim N. Mamadu, Centre for Alternative Sustainable Livelihoods, Nigeria
Dr. Zara W. Wudiri, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Dr. Hyelni H. Mshelia, Borno State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Nigeria
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Assessment of the impacts of harsh weather on use of sustainable transport options: the case of Dubai
Ali El Masri, Boom Construction Company, UAE
Dr. Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh, American University of Sharjah, UAE
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State level achievements of MDG – Indicators in India during 1993-94– 2013-14
Prof. Ranajit Chakrabarty, Calcutta University, India
Dr. Mahuya Chakrabarti, Bethune College, India
Dr. Ayan Chattopadhyay, Future Retail Ltd., India
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10:30- 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break and Networking
11:00-12:15

Session (6): Innovation, knowledge and development

ChairDr. Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh, American University of Sharjah, UAE
Rapporteur: Dr. Sushil Varma, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd., New Zealand

Disruptive innovation in SMEs for economic development and sustainability: The key role of knowledge and invention management
Dr. Daba Chowdhury, University Campus Suffolk, UK
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Impact of teamwork skills on students’ creativity: A case of classroom educational programme
Dr. Siham El-Kafafi, ICL Education Group, New Zealand
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Benchmarking of academic studies of dietitians at King Abdulaziz University using the European Dietetic Benchmark Statement (EDBS)
Dr. Elham Aljaaly, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
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Poverty reduction through enabling factors
Dr. Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR) Trust, Bangladesh
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12:15-13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00- 14:15

Session (7): Research and development (Keynote)

Chair: Professor Hunud Kadouf, Dean, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Laws, International Islamic University, Malaysia
RapporteurDr. Elham AljaalyVice-Dean of Female Section & Head of the Clinical Nutrition Department, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – driving the sustainability research agenda
John Peters
Chief Executive
Greenleaf Publishing & GSE Research
United Kingdom
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Big data and sustainability: The next step for circular economy
Professor Lukumon O. Oyedele
Director of Bristol Enterprise, Research and Innovation Centre (BERIC)

Professor of Enterprise and Project Management
University of the West of England
United Kingdom
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14:15-14:45 Tea/Coffee Break and Networking
14:45-16:00

Session (8): The impact of BREXIT on Globalization and Sustainability

Chair: Allam Ahmed, President WASD, Director MEKEI, and Founder Sudan Knowledge, UK
Rapporteurs:
Dr. Roudaina Al Khani, Platforms for sustainable cities and regions, UK
Yousra Abdelmoneim, University of Sussex, UK

On Thursday, 23 June 2016 a referendum is being held across the United Kingdom, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. The UK has voted to leave the European Union, shocking the world and revealing a divided country doing something no country has ever done it before although many have tried in the past.

There is no denying the fact that Europe is at a crossroads facing many crisis and vulnerabilities, such as economic and monetary crisis; immigration; terrorism; safety and security; environment, energy and climate change; health inequalities; ageing population; integration and social policies including the relationship with Russia; and high levels of unemployment particularly among the youth. Faced with all of these issues, it is not surprising that for many people it is becoming very hard to be optimistic about Europe’s future.

This session will discuss and gather viewpoints from across the world about the impact of BREXIT on global economy and sustainability. In addition to the conference delegates, there will be contributions from across the world by various international experts and scholars via skype and other social media tools.

16:00-18:30 Free Time (Bank Street/Canary Wharf)
18:30

Dinner: CCT Venues, Canary Wharf

Day Three – Friday 22nd July 2016

08:30-09:00 Arrival Refreshments and Networking
09:00-10:30 Reflection and feedback from Day Two
Dr. Mohammed Nurul Alam, Canadian University Dubai, UAE

Session (9): Europe and globalization

Chair: Prof. Elsadig Ahmed, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Rapporteur:  Dr. Nahlaa Khalifa, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Diaspora knowledge and expertise: influencing the structures for inclusive growth and sustainable development in Europe
Rudi PageMaking Connections Work Ltd, UK
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Vulnerabilities, radicalization and extremism in Europe: the African connection
David OttoTGS Intelligence Consultants Ltd, UK
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The competitiveness of energy-intensive industries in EU’s last members
Dr. Hasan Karaduman and Prof. Feride Gönel, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
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Europe: whither the fortress around the Mediterranean and Africa?
Dr. Christopher C. Nshimbi and Dr. Inocent Moyo, University of South Africa, South Africa
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10:30- 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break and Networking
11:00-12:15

 Session (10): Sustainability challenges and planning

Chair: Dr. Md Maruf Mortula, American University of Sharjah, UAE
Rapporteur: Dr. Marwan Al Qur’an, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan

Rhetorical bottomless basket case Vs Bangladesh’s success with the MDGs
Dr. Moazzem Hossain, Griffith University, Australia
Mohammad Samsul Hoque, Bangladesh Civil Service Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Nutrigenomics: Use of personalized diet to prevent the onset of disease and optimize human health
Dr. Nahlaa Khalifa, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
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The development of the great green wall in the Sahel of Nigeria with some local constraints in sustainability
Prof. Njidda Gadzama, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
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Soil productivity and food security in Sudan: Current situation and challenges
Dr. Sarra Saad, National Center for Research, Sudan
Dr. Moawia Babiker, Ekhtibarat Soil and Water Tests Service, Sudan
Suliman GasmElseed, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan
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12:15-13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00-14:15

 Session (11): End of Conference

Chair: Allam Ahmed, President WASD, Director MEKEI, and Founder Sudan Knowledge, UK

2017 Conference theme and venue

Best Paper Award

Concluding Remarks
Rudi PageMaking Connections Work Ltd, UK

14:15-14:45  Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

 

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