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Voon Qi Ying


Ms Voon Qi Yin is a graduate (Bsc.) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi. Her field of expertise is in meat products.

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W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah

Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Mr. W. Paatii OFOSU-AMAAH has been a Special Adviser to the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) since September 2008. Prior to joining AfDB, Mr. Ofosu-Amaah worked for 29 years at the World Bank leaving its service as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group at the end of December 2007.…

Dr. Edna Stan-Maduka


Dr. Edna Stan-Maduka completed her PhD studies at the University of East London UK. She teaches and supervises postgraduate students in the areas of international business, corporate finance, banking and enterprise risk management.…

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Dr. Ernawati Nasution


Dr. Ernawati Nasution: born in Medan, January 12, 1970. Occupation: Lecturer of Faculty of the Public Health University of North Sumatera. Education: University of North Sumatera S1 graduated in 1993 in Public Health, Master of Health of the University of Gadjah Mada majoring in Public Health Sciences / Nutrition Management.…



Suha Hassan Ahmed (PhD student), a researcher at the Environment and Natural Resources and Desertification Research Institute-National Centre for Research. She has worked at the Department of Biopesticides and Biofertilizers for ten years as a teaching assistant at Khartoum University.…

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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.…

Prof. Raafat Awadallah


Professor Raafat Awadallah is a professor of medical biochemistry, his researches have included work on the protective effect of natural plants sources and drugs on experimental animal models subjected to induced diseases.

Elkhtab Mohamed Abdalla


Mr Elkhtab Mohamed Abdalla is a researcher at the Environment and Natural Resources Research Institute, National Centre for Research, Sudan. He holds a Bachelor’s of Sciences Degree in Agriculture (Soil and Environment Sciences) and a Master’s of Sciences Degree in Agriculture, University of Khartoum.…

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Dr. Basma ElSafi


Basma ElSafi studied Medicine at the University of Bucharest, Romania. She is a Consultant in Acute Medicine
at Kings College Hospital in London. She holds MBBS, MD (MRCP equivalent), and the Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP).…

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Dr. Sherma Roberts


Dr. Sherma Roberts is a Lecturer at the University of West Indies, Barbados. She obtained her PhD on Sustainable Development with an emphasis on Tourism, Brunel University, UK. Sherma joined the Department of Management Studies at Cave Hill in 2005, after having taught in the UK at Manchester Metropolitan University and Buckinghamshire New University.…

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Dr. Bhaskar C. Behera


Nature of Research: Bioresource Inventorization and Prospecting Research Interest includes: Plant Biotechnology, Biological screening of Secondary metabolites, Food science. Journals: Asian journal of Plant Sciences (Regional Editor) African journal of Biochemistry (Editorial Board member) Asian journal of Biotechnology (Technical Editor) http://www.…

Dr. Sumeet Dwivedi

Assistant Professor

Sumeet Dwivedi obtained his B.Pharm from Smriti College of Pharmaceutical Education, Indore, M.P., M.Pharm (Pharmacognosy), with Hons./Gold Medal from Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, T.N, and is working towards his PhD from Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, R.J.…



Dr. Subry M. S. Mushtaha is a researcher at Al-Quds Open University, Palestine. His academic background is a PhD in Banking and Financial Sciences / Accounting from The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences-Jordan, Master Degree in Banking and Financial Sciences / Accounting from The Arab-Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences-Jordan and Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

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Mohammad Ariful Islam

Communications Expert

I’m ARIF from Bangladesh; I believe to reach the ultimate satisfactory level of success by achieving the SDG-2030. Achieving sustainable development and fighting climate change is an overarching challenge for humanity.…

Dr. Maher Ibrahim


Dr. Maher Ibrahim received his PhD from the Suez Canal University/Ismailia, Egypt, specializing in education/mathematics. He has conducted various Faculty Development Programmes and published research papers in leading publications. He is now working at the American University.

Prof. Dina Ibrahim Shehab


Prof. Dina Ibrahim Shehab holds a Master and MD in Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University. Currently, she is Professor in the Department of Clinical Nutrition in National Nutrition Institute (NNI), General Organization of Teaching Hospitals and Institutes, Ministry of Health, Cairo, Egypt and Head of statistics units of National nutrition institute.

Amel Hassan Abdallah


Amel Hassan Abdallah is a lecturer at the University of Khartoum, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Botany, Sudanese. She has published a number of papers. She is a Member of the Sudanese Natural Heritage Society and a Member of Young Women’s Conservation Biologist (YWCB) in Africa.…

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Dr. Elgilany A. Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Dr. Elgilany Ahmed is a Visiting Senior Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Universiti Utara Malaysia, School of Economics, Finance and Banking, College of Business. He worked as a Socio-economic Researcher at Agricultural Economics and Policy Research Center of Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC).…

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Prof. Abdulla Y. Al-Hawaj

Founding President

Prof. Al Hawaj ranks in the top echelon of educational leaders in the Arabian Gulf. His incumbency in numerous managerial posts in prestigious organizations associated with educational development at a national level, his academic accolades from esteemed institutions, attests to Professor Al-Hawaj’s being in the vanguard of higher educational reform in the Kingdom of Bahrain.…