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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Amos A. Oloyede

Acting Coordinator

Mr Amos A Oloyede is an Agronomy in the agronomy group of the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria. He works extensively on the agronomy of Cocoa Kola, coffee and tea. He is the acting Coordinator of the National Cocoa Seed Garden Project of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Dr. Rafat Ibrahim

Associate Professor in Physics

  1. Chartered Physicist (CPhys), Institute of Physics, London, UK, January 2011-present.
  2. Corporate Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP), UK, November 2009-present.
  3. Associate Member of the Institute of Physics, London, UK, 2004-2007.

Abdelrahman Khalifa

Public Health Specialist

Abdelrahman Khalifa is a Public Health Specialist at  Bupa Arabia.

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Prof. Joseph E. Mbaiwa

Associate Professor

Professor Joseph E. Mbaiwa holds a PhD (Tourism Studies) from Texas A&M University. He is currently an Associate Professor (Tourism Studies) at the Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana. His research interests are in tourism development, rural livelihoods and conservation.

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Prof. Waleed Faris


Professor in Mechanical Engineering with more than 150 scientific publications in engineering and management and ten books.

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Prof. Jan Feyen


Jan Feyen is a Professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He published several publications.

Martin Egbanubi


I am a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who hails from Kabba Kingdom in Kogi State, Central Region of the country. I had both my elementary and high school education at St.…

Dr. Maha M. El-Shamy

Assistant Professor

Dr.Maha M. El-Shamy, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Neonatology Unit, Al-Mataria Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.

Prof. Mai M. Youssef


Prof. Mai Mahmoud Youssef is a Professor and Researcher of Child Health, at the National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt. She got the PhD in Child Studies, June 1987 from, Ain Shams University in Cairo.…

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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).…

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.

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Prof. Tigineh Mersha


Tigineh Mersha is Professor of Operations Management at the Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore, USA. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and his MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati in the USA.…

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H. E. Stephenson King

Prime Minister

King is Saint Lucia’s sixth Prime Minister (2006). He represents the constituency of Castries North for the United Workers Party (UWP) in the House of Assembly of Saint Lucia. King entered active politics in 1987 after leading the youth arm of the United Workers Party (Marxist) and then as President of the Caribbean Federation of Youth.…

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Prof. Zuriah Abdul Rahman


Professor Zuriah Abdul Rahman is a Professor of Risk Management & Insurance at Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. She holds a BSc in Business Administration in Insurance and an MBA from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA.…

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Andrew Brown


Born and raised in New Zealand, I spent a year in New York working for New Zealand’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in various roles including as a negotiator in the 5th committee, and in the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations.…

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Prof. Kent Lumsden


Prof. Kenth Lumsden is a full professor of “Integrated Transport Systems” at the Chalmers University of Technology. Before this position, he held professorships at different Swedish universities. Professor Lumsden has taken part in the development and has been responsible for the start-up of a number of Swedish academic programs related to transport economics, transport technology and logistics.…