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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Dr. Hala Abou Arraj

Intreim Registrar

Hala Abou Arraj is the Interim Registrar at the American University of Beirut since August 2017. She accumulates her experience in higher education and in student services to 22 years. Hala Abou Arraj graduated with a PhD degree in Political Sciences from the Lebanese University on November 2017.…

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Steve Kenzie

Executive Director

Steve has managed the Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Network UK since 2008, providing support for UK-based endorsers of the UN’s corporate sustainability framework. He was previously a Programme Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) leading projects across a wide range of responsible business issue areas.  …

Dr. Piotr Wolski

Associate Professor

Dr. Piotr Wolski is Associate Professor of Hydrology at the Climate System Analysis Group, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Wolski was with the Okavango Research Institute at the University of Botswana from the early 2000s until 2013.…

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Prof. Seleshi Sisaye


Seleshi Sisaye is Professor of Accounting at Duquesne University. He holds two PhDs. in Development Sociology from Cornell University and in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. His teaching interests are in managerial and cost accounting.…

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Abdullah A. Fadil

Country Representative

Mr. Abdullah A. Fadil was appointed UNICEF Representative in Sudan in June 2016. Mr. Fadil has over twenty years of experience in strategic management, peace-making and peace-building, international humanitarian relief and development work, public administration, political analysis, advocacy and project management in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.…

prof. Boma Magnus Oruwari

Professor of Animal Science

Professor of Animal Science, with a specialization in Animal Nutrition.




Karen A. Roopnarine is currently a PhD Candidate (Economic Development Policy) at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies, St.…

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prof. Hiroyuki Takeya


H. Takeya graduated in Agriculture (BA), MA, and got Doctorate Degree from Nagoya University. He worked as a researcher of JSPS, Assistant Professor from 1973 at Nagoya University, Associate Professor in 1988, Professor in 1992, promoted to Professor at Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences at Nagoya University.…

Dr. Gandhi Pawitan


Gandhi Pawitan is currently led the Indonesian National Team for the entrepreneurship research with the GEM consortium, Global Entrepreneurship Research Association ( He is member of Faculty of Social and Political Science, Parahyangan Catholic University, and Head of Master of Development Studies. …

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Dr. Caroline Edward Ayad

Associate Professor

Dr Caroline Edward Ayad is an associate professor in the Diagnostic Radiology department of the College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology. She supervises the scientific undergraduate and postgraduate candidates both inside and outside Sudan and is a part-time lecturer in several Sudanese universities and radiology units.…

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Kelli McGuire


Kelli McGuire is the Lead Associate at the Centre for Gender Rights at LCILP Global. She has an MSc in Emerging Economies and International Development from King’s College London and a BA in Political Science-International Studies from Kansas State University.…

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Prof. Jason Githeko

Associate Professor

Professor Jason M. Githeko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. He received his PhD in Computer Applications in HRD from the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States.…

Nur H Hamizah Bt Mohamed Azmi


Nur Hamizah Bt Mohamed Azmi has obtained her bachelor of economics at the Faculty of  Business and Law, Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia; she is studying Master of Economics at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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Christian Pirzer

Project Manager & Consultant

I’m a passionate and results-oriented private sector development professional. I have particular expertise in inclusive business and social entrepreneurship with specialization in market systems development, access to energy and inclusive agribusiness.…

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Prof. James Dickins

Professor of Arabic

Prof. James Dickins is a Professor in Arabic. He is involved in doctoral research supervision since 1987, and have successfully supervised 14 doctoral theses in the following areas as Arabic and general  linguistics, The Arabic linguistic tradition, Arabic/English translation: political, literary, and religious translation (Quran translation), linguistic aspects of Arabic/English translation, Arabic dialectology and sociolinguistics, English Language Teaching in the Arab World.…




Dr. Patrice Parris Searles is a researcher at the West Indies University at the Department of  Research, Planning and Development.

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Dr. David A. Lewis

Associate Professor

David Lewis, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY and Affiliated Faculty with the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and the Lewis Mumford Center.…



M. Sethora is a researcher at the University of Botswana.