Network

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.

Interested in joining the WASD expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at sheema@sussex.ac.uk.

You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisations: Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Prof. Kamil Idris

President

A Sudanese national, former diplomat; and international civil servant; He graduated with LLB honours from Faculty of Law (University of Khartoum); Received his PhD in international law from Geneva University (Switzerland); He has honorary doctorate law degrees from 19 universities from around the world; Served as Director General (1997-2008), WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation), and the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV); Member, the International Law Commission of the United Nations; He published many books on issues of intellectual property, international law and development.

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Philip Moss

Head

Philip Moss is Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) and Blended Finance at the World Economic Forum, leading efforts to develop a common understanding of Blended Finance and develop practical public-private platforms to facilitate blended finance in development finance activities and emerging market investments. …

Dr. Khalid H. A. Siddig

Consultant

Dr. Khalid Siddig is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics of Khartoum University in Sudan. He obtained his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the IUA and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Alneelain University in Sudan.…

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Antonio Hautle

Executive Director

Antonio Hautle is since 2015 the Executive Director and Network Representative of Global Compact Network Switzerland, the local Network of UN Global Compact. Prior to this position, he was the director of Fastenopfer from 2001 until 2013 and the director of the Social Department of the State of Lucerne from 2013 until 2015.…

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Pierre-lain Seya

Intern

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Marina Shentsova

Intern at the

Worked for BIOM Ecological movement since 2013, as an expert in the field of environmental legislation implementation and analysis, Intern at the UNECE at Environment and Multi-Domain Statistics Unit. Working with SDGs indicators, measurement of Tier 1 and Tier 2 indicators.…

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Govind Venuprasad

Coordinator

Govind Venuprasad is Coordinator of Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA), a project funded by the United Kingdom, and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) across Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.…

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Dr. Petru Dumitriu

Inspector

Dr Petru Dumitriu has been a member of the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations system since 1 January 2016. Previously, he was Ambassador and Permanent Observer of the Council of Europe to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva (2011-2014), Representative of Romania in the Executive Board of UNESCO (2010–2011), national coordinator of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (2008–2011), and Director General for Multilateral Affairs and Director General for Global Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania  (2006-2010).…

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Eli De Friend

Director

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Roberto Suárez Santos

Deputy Secretary-General

Roberto Suárez Santos was appointed Deputy Secretary-General at the IOE Secretariat in December 2012. He is a trained lawyer with experience in European and international labour law, as well as in international relations.…

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Prof. JAMAL AL-ZAYER

Professor

Jamal Al-Zayer holds the position of Professor of Management at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA and Bachelor of Science from King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.…

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Marilena Viviani

Director

Ms. Marilena Viviani has been appointed in late 2015 as Director of UNICEF Geneva Liaison Office, in the Public Partnerships Division. In this capacity, she’s responsible for coordinating and leveraging UNICEF’s strategic engagement in Geneva on children’s issues with Member States, UN agencies and other key partners in areas cutting across UNICEF’s work.…

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Christopher Clark

Head

Christopher Clark is a specialist in external affairs and international public-private partnerships. He is currently the Head of Sector Membership for the ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for ICT, where he is responsible for managing ITU’s relationship with its 700 member organizations, including leading ICT companies, international and regional organizations and academia. …

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Prof. Lichia Saner-Yiu

President

Prof Lichia Saner-Yiu specialises in Organisation Development & Institutional Learning. In her capacity as the head of an ECOSOC think tank, she is active in policy debates, analysis and implementation design of reform of public administration.…

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H. E. Michael Møller

Director-General

Michael Møller is the 12th Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UN Geneva). Mr. Møller has over 38 years of experience as an international civil servant in the United Nations.…

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H. E. Olga Algayerova

Executive Secretary

Ms Olga Algayerova is the Executive Secretary of the UNECE. She took office on 1 June 2017. Ms. Algayerova brings to the position a combination of leadership and diplomatic skills with deep knowledge of the region with its challenges and opportunities and a strong focus on building and nurturing partnerships among key stakeholders with the United Nations. …

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Helen Medina

Senior Manager

Helen Medina joined Nestlé in February 2017 and was appointed the role of Senior Public Affairs Manager, Government and Multilateral Relations. She is responsible for building internal government and multilateral organisation relationships and engagement plans coordinating across functions, markets and globally managed businesses.…

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Phaedon Stamatopoulos

Director

A Chemical Engineer by training, began working in catalysts and precious metals in the chemical industry. For the past 5 years now in charge of the precious metal refinery at Argor-Heraeus, one of the leading precious metal companies in the world, with focus on sourcing traceable, sustainable and impactful artisanal gold, and supplying it to the luxury watch, jewellery and investment sectors.

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