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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Prof. Wafaa A. Kandeel


Wafaa A. Kandeel is a Professor in the Department of Biological Anthropology, Division of Medical Research, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt. She received her MSc in Pediatrics from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, and her PhD in Environmental Science from the Department of Medical Sciences; The Institute of Environmental Studies, AinShams University, Egypt.…

Thuraya Ali Mohammed

Teaching Assistant

Thuraya Ali Mohammed earned a BSc (Agric. Honors) in 2004 from the University of Sebha, Libya. She recently received her MSc (agriculture) from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum. Currently she is a part time Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, teaching soil microbiology, soil ecology, soil fertility and soil physics practical courses.

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Dr. Andrew Sumner


Andy Sumner is a Reader in International Development and Co-Director of King’s International Development Institute, King’s College London. His research focuses on poverty theory and concepts and the causes of poverty both at a global level and with reference to Southeast Asia and Indonesia in particular. …

Prof. Abdelkarim Sabir Ali


Prof Abdelkarim Sabir Ali is a Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Al Neelain University, Ministry of Higher Education in Sudan. He is leading many postgraduate research projects dealing environmental problems in Sudan.…

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Pankaj Deka

Additional Secretary General

I’m a social enterpreuner helping and encouraging youth  around the country how to achieve SDG of UN2030 through seminars ,workshop ,brainstorming sessions ,paper presentations how they are working through their networks like selfhelp groups, society or Ngo, ,I encourage the farmers how to get better yield by organic farming and integrated farming ,giving them opportunities with the help of expertise training, getting subsidiary from government agencies, ,and buy back their products with maximum rates connecting them with the industry, ,so helping to restore a greener earth,,stopping urban migration by giving remote areas with mobile van medical facilities and even one school one teacher concept, I believe in one world one family.

Dr. Ali Khogali

Former Vice Chair

Kitchener School of Mededicine, Sudan, 1948-1958, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; Queen’s College, University of St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1959-1961, Doctor of Philosophy Physiology; University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford University, 6162. …

Dr. Victor Joseph


Victor Joseph is a Consultant in Public Health at Doncaster Council. He is the Deputy Chair of Public Health Africa, Special Interest Group of the UK Faculty of Public Health; Chair of Africa-UK Telemedicine Working Group and a founding member of Sudan Health Consultancy.…

Runala Jaggernath


Ms. Runala Jaggernath is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is a teacher of Mathematics at a secondary school in San Fernando, where she has spent the last ten years preparing students to sit the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations in both Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics.

Dr. Ukpong S. Udofia


Ukpong S. Udofia is a Member of Academic Staff of the Department of Home Economics, University of Uyo. She holds BSc and MSc from the University of Uyo and PhD (Human Nutrition) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.…

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Dr. Moawia Elfaki Yahia

Associate Professor

Dr. Moawia Elfaki Yahia received his B.Sc and M.Sc in computer science from the University of Khartoum in 1989, 1995, and his PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence from Putra University, Malaysia in 1999.…

Dr. Maria Matoetina Suprijono


Dr. Maria Matoetina Suprijono is a lecturer in the Departement of Food Technology, Agricultural Technology Faculty, Widya Mandala Catholic Surabaya University. Her background is in Community Nutrition and Food Science. She focuses her research and teaching in Food Nutrition, Food Biochemistry, Nutrition Evaluation, Nutrient Formulation and Fortification.…

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Dr. Ayad Altaai


Ayad Altaai is a resourceful thinker and professional experienced in various fields, including sustainable development, sustainable urban and municipal development, sustainable transport, and capacity building and development. He has initiated and managed several schemes, programmes, and projects at local, national, regional and international levels, including, but not limited to, Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) (2002-2004), 1st International Conference on Sustainable Transportation in Developing Countries (2005), and the Global Initiative Towards a Sustainable Iraq (GITSI) (2006-2012), Both AGEDI and GITSI are global partnerships registered with the UN Commission on Sustainable Development).

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Ala Hassan Abbas Subhi

Journalist (Deceased)

Ala Subhi has been working as a Broadcast Journalist and Duty Editor for the BBC Arabic Service in London for more than 10 Years. He worked as a broadcast journalist for the last 18 years in Khartoum, Lyon and London working for Sudan Radio and TV, Euronews, Amnesty International and the BBC.…

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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.…

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Leslie Arthur

Principal Lecturer

Leslie Arthur is a Principal Lecturer and Teaching and Learning Coordinator for the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. His interests are in teaching practice and research; this is reflected in over 90 outputs; all roles have been with national validating bodies working as an examiner, editor, writer and verifier.…

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Prof. Magnus Klofsten


Professor Magnus Klofsten is professor At Linköping University in Sweden, at the Department of Management and Economics. He is the founding director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship HELIX VINNOVA.…


Agricultural Economis

Mr Fatai Abiola Sowunmi is a lecturer at Lagos State University, He is an agricultural economist and a doctoral student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has many international journal publications to his credit.

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Elaine Chen

Senior Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Elaine Chen Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship Founder and Managing Director, ConceptSpring. Elaine is a startup veteran and corporate innovation and entrepreneurship consultant who has brought numerous hardware and software products to market.…