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 WASD network.

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Bernhard Kowatsch

Head of Innovation Accelerator

Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger.…

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Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Fahal

Consultant Nephrologist/Clinical Senior Lecturer

Qualified in Medicine, University of Khartoum 1981; Member, Royal College of Physicians (UK) 1990; MD, University of Liverpool 1997; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (London) 2000; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow) 2001; elected Fellow, American Society of Nephrology 2010.…

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Elaine Chen

Senior Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Elaine Chen Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship Founder and Managing Director, ConceptSpring. Elaine is a startup veteran and corporate innovation and entrepreneurship consultant who has brought numerous hardware and software products to market.…

Abutalib Balla Guma Mohammed


Abutalib Balla Guma Mohammed is a researcher of soil science in the Department of Environmental Pollution, Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRRI), National Center For Research, Ministry of Science and Technology in Khartoum-Sudan, he graduated from the faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, majoring in soil science.…

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Prof. Suad Mohamed Sulaiman


Suad M. Sulaiman is professor of parasitology with special training skills in scientific research methodology, ethics in research, proposal writing, editing of scientific material, community development, health and environment, water-borne diseases risks & prevention, health & sanitation for community development, project management, human parasitology surveys, biological transmission of tropical diseases, applied field research on water-borne diseases (mainly schistosomiasis, & malaria), developing and implementing cohort research plans, mentoring and training of research students and health personnel, laboratory management, and post-graduate teaching.…

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Dr. Marwan Al Qur’an

Assistant Professor

Dr. Marwan Al Qur’an is currently a senior Assistant Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan. Previously, he taught at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University, Australia.…

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Dr. Julie Brimbecombe

Associate Professor

Dr. Julie Brimbecombe is a Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research and is nutrition team leader in the Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases Division. She also holds a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship.…

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prof. Nicholas Apergis

Professor of Economics

Nicholas Apergis is Professor of Economics at the University of Piraeus, Greece. He is holding a PhD from Fordham University, New York. His research areas are within Macroeconomics, MacroFinance and Energy Economics.…

Dr. Chatarina Yayuk Trisnawati


Dr. Chatarina Yayuk Trisnawati has been a lecturer in the Department of Food Technology, Widya Mandala Catholic Surabaya University since 2003. She is a member of the Indonesian Association of Food Technologists.…

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Suaad Al Hammadi

Camp Ambassoder

Suaad Al-Hammadi, a young professional working at Ministry of Presidential Affairs H.H the President Initiatives Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH) in the United Arab Emirates. She is a graduate of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), B.A Applied Science majoring in Security and Forensics.…

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Mikiale Gebreslase Gebremariam

Doctoral researcher

Mikiale Gebreslase is a senior control engineer and researcher on environmental remediation and Life Span Risk Management of Brownfield Redevelopment Projects in China, at Northwestern Polytechnical University. Control engineering became his passion after he received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia in 2010.…

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Prof. Ahmed Mohamed EL Hassan


Ahmed Mohamed EL Hassan is currently an Emeritus Professor of pathology at the Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, which he initiated in 1993. He graduated from the Kitchener School of Medicine (now the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum).…

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Dr. Ghada Gomaa A. Mohamed


Ghada Gomaa A. Mohamed holds PhD in Economics from Carleton University, PDF from the department of communication, University of Ottawa, PDF from Teller School of Management, University of Ottawa and PDF from Osgood School of Law, York University, Canada.…

Dr. Yassir Abbas Saeed

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yassir Abbas Saeed has been an assistant professor of economics at the school of management studies, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan, since 2004. He holds a PhD in Development Planning from Graduate College, University of Khartoum.…

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.…

Promise Oparah


Promise Oparah, has BSc and MSc in Marketing from Abia State University, Uturu. He worked with a Management Consulting firm before joining the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, about a year ago as an academic staff.

Prof. David Dubster


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Prof. Osama O. Awadelkarim


Osama O. Awadelkarim is a Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics Pennsylvania State University, USA. he obtained his PhD from Reading UniversityUK. he is active in establishing contacts with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to promote Afro-American undergraduate students in engineering research at Penn State.…