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Dr. Kamal A. Abdalla Sami


Professional Experience as a Consultant and Supervisor for many Spatial data projects in the fields of Geomatics engineering, Geodesy, hydrographic and GIS. Lecturer of many subjects in the field of satellite, physical and geometrical geodesy, surveying engineering.…



Nada Al-Shabaan is a researcher from Ahlia University, Kindom of Bahrain.

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Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Saeed

Assistant Professor

Dr Bin Saeed is Assistant Professor and Chairman, Dept of Family & Community Medicine and Holder, Research Chair of Epidemiology, Public Health & Environment, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.…




Dr. Hans Werner Gottinger is Professor of Economics, IME, University of Bielefeld, Germany. He is a Research Associate and Lecturer, Inst. of Statistics, Univ. of Munich, 1978-80, Ford Foundation Fellow and Visit.…


Associate Professor

Sapna Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at St. Bede’s College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, having a teaching experience spanning over 23 years. Currently, she is carrying on her research in the field of Physics Education Research (PER).…

Prof. Zeinab Mohamed El Gawady


Zeinab Mohamed El Gawady is a professor at Misr University for Science and Technology,  Faculty of Business & Economics, Egypt.

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Dr. Nagat Eltoum


Dr. Nagt Eltoum is a lecturer at King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She received her PhD in Nutrition from the School of Health Sciences, Ahafad University for Woman, Sudan.…

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Dr. Rajender Kumar

Assistant Professor

Permanent Senior Assistant Professor at Department of Commerce, Rajdhani College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include Marketing and Accounting. He has teaching and research experience more than ten years for UG for…

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Dr. Jane Naufahu


Dr. Jane Naufahu is a Graduated from the University of Westminster with a first class Honours degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science and thereafter undertook a PhD which focused on the role of circulating Melanin Concentrating Hormone (MCH) in humans.…



Bamgbose Adefunke holds a Master and Bachelor degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She has successfully authored and coauthored over ten Scientific Journals. Attended and presented quality papers at relevant conferences.…

Yusuf Makarfi Isa

Senior Lecturer

Yusuf Makarfi Isa has expertise in the field of catalysis and renewable fuels. He was trained in Moscow and has experience of teaching and doing research at different institutions. He is currently a senior lecturer at the Durban University of Technology, where he engages in research and teaching.

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Julia Panny

Programme Officer

Julia Panny holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a Master of Advanced International Studies from University of Vienna. She has several years of working experience in the fields of capacity-building for climate change mitigation and adaptation, education for sustainable development and regional innovation.…

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Prof. Kit Fai Pun


Professor Kit Fai Pun is a Professor of Industrial Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at The University of the West Indies. He is presently the Chairperson of the Technology Management Council (formerly, the Engineering Management
Society Chapter) of the IEEE Trinidad and Tobago Section.…

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Dr. Zaibunnisa A. Haiyee

Researcher and Author

Dr. Zaibunnisa had obtained her B.Sc from University of Nottingham, UK and MSc in Food Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia. She earned her PhD in Food Science (Flavour Chemistry) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.…

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Noor Ghazal Aswad

Programme Officer

Noor Ghazal Aswad is a Junior Programme Officer at the Policy Advice and Capacity Building Directorate at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). She has an MSc in Engineering Systems Management from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Science and Technology) and a BSc in Architectural Engineering from the United Arab Emirates University.…

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Dr. S. Hemavathy Nithyanandhan

Assistant Professor

Ms. Hemavathy Nithyanandhan is an Indian born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and lives in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Earned her B.A, M.A (Economics) from University of Madras and M.Phil. from Madurai Kamaraj University and PhD (Economics) from University of Malaysia.…

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Nolana E. Lynch

Environmental and Sustainability Consultant

Nolana E. Lynch is a national of Trinidad and Tobago actively engaged in achieving environmental and sustainable development objectives at the local, regional and international levels. She holds a BSc Honours degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Management and Physics and is currently pursuing her MPhil in Tropical Earth and Environmental Science.…

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Dr. Pravin Singare

Assistant Professor

Dr. Pravin Singare completed his Bachelors degree in Chemistry (1994), Masters degree in Inorganic Chemistry (1997) and Ph.D. (Chemistry) from Mumbai University (1999). He has 10 years of Industrial experience in Process Development and Research.…

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Prof. Charles Wambebe


Professor Charles Wambebe is a Professor of Pharmacology and presently the Chair of Product Research and Development for Africa. He is also the President of International Biomedical Research for Africa. Professor Wambebe pioneered the research and development of the first Nigerian HIV-1 candidate vaccine (1999–2002), involving collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta and the Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore.…

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Mohd Nuruddin Abd Manap

Senior Manager

Mohd Nuruddin Abd Manap is currently an active senior investment strategist and financial planner based in Malaysia. He is very passionate on people empowerment and providing the solution to the people’s need via the business development.…