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.

Interested in joining the WASD expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at

You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisations: Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Yisito Muddu Kayinga

Managing Director

Kayinga Muddu Yisito is from Uganda, East Africa. He is a Community Activist and Social Entrepreneur in addition to his professionalism in education, Information and communication technology, social work, business administration.…

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Prof. Elsadig Musa Ahmed


Dr. Elsadig Musa Ahmed is Professor of Economics and Technology Management at Multimedia University Senate member, member of MMU Students’ disciplinary committee research and ethics, research grant panel, and Board of Postgraduates, Coordinator for Post Graduate programs of the Faculty of Business (March 2006-April 2014), Chairperson of Center for Globalization and Sustainability Research (CGSR) (March2009 April2014), Multimedia University (MMU), Melaka Campus, Malaysia, member of Research and Development, research grants panel and the Institute of Postgraduate Studies Coordination Committee.…

Dr. Walid Mohamed Shehata


Dr. Walid Mohamed Shehat is a researcher in the Crops Technology Research Department, Food Technology Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Giza, Egypt. He received PhD in 2005 from the Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Minufi ya University, Egypt.…

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Dr. Audrey Masizana-Katongo

Computer Scientis

Dr. Audrey Masizana-Katongo is a computer scientist and has been involved in the creation of indigenous knowledge databases. Recently, she developed a new concept of “expert systems” in relation to traditional medical knowledge.…

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Prof. Timothy M. Shaw


Professor Timothy M Shaw holds a masters degree from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda from the late-1960s & a Princeton PhD from the mid-1970s. He has been a student of the continent for over four decades including serving as visiting faculty in Uganda (MUST & MUBS), South Africa (Stellenbosch & Rhodes), Nigeria, Zambia & Zimbabwe.…

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Prof. Beverlee Anderson

Professor Emerita

Beverlee B. Anderson received her Ph.D.  The Ohio State University.  She currently serves as Professor Emerita at California State University San Marcos.  She has held a variety of teaching and administrative positions at the University of Kansas, University of Cincinnati, Wright State University and University of Wisconsin – Parkside.…

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Irene Vivas Lalinde

Research Assistant

Irene Vivas Lalinde is a Law Graduate and a Master on Public Policy and Human Development (UNU Merit – Maastricht School of Governance) who has started developing her career on environmental and gender issues.…

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Prof. John Joughin

Vice Chancellor

Professor John J. Joughin was appointed as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of East London in July 2013 with responsibility for all administrative and academic matters on behalf of the Board of Governors.…

Feride Doganer Gonel


Feride Doganer Gonel is a researcher at Yildiz Technical University, Turkey.

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Tayeb Osman Yousef

Organizational Development Expert

Expert of the UNDP / Tokten; Chief assessors teams NIBRAS award / Department of Finance and Customs 2015; Head of Planning Department and relationships population Municipality Western Region – Liwa – 2011; Director of Planning and Population acting / Municipality Liwa / 2011 relations; Consultant of Organizational Excellence Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2012- 2014; Consultant of Organizational Excellence for nationality and residence sector l 2014- 2015 UAE; the evaluation team leader to prepare the participation of the General Administration of passports within Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Saqr excellence program; Part time lecturer@ Emirates University – Continuing Education Center- of preparation and development of materials and the development of leadership and intermediate leaders from 2007 until now; member of society Excellence Western Region Abu Dhabi.

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Dr. Daniel Petree


Daniel Petree is twice a graduate of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, receiving the BSBA in accounting and the MBA. He worked in a variety of financial management positions with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and as an adjunct faculty member until entering the PhD program at the University of Kansas.…

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Prof. Danilo Sampaio


Professor of marketing and consumer behaviour at the Faculty of Business Administration and Accounting (FACC), at Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Doctor of Business Administration from the School of Economics (FACE), Centre for Graduate and Research Administration (CEPEAD), Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Minas Gerais, Brazil.…

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Mark Pesce


Mark is an inventor, writer, educator and engineer. How can technology assist us in achieving a sustainable future? Ask Mark Pesce. When the Internet was in its infancy, Mark was busy developing the tools to help communities manage themselves sustainably.…

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Dr. Jummy Okoya

MBA Director

Jummy is an experienced lecturer and trainer with more than 10 years’ experience of teaching both at undergraduate and post graduate level with several UK higher education institutions. She has got extensive capability in providing teaching and training services in Human Resources Management, Learning and Development, Business Information systems, Personal Development planning, Continuous Professional Development and E-Learning.…

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Miryem Salah


Miryem Salah has extensive academic and professional public health experience; she currently works in community development in the biggest food bank in Canada, Moisson Montreal. Previously, she worked as a nutritionist at Age Concern UK and was involved in educating the elderly on various aspects of healthy eating.…

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Prof. Suad Mohamed Sulaiman


Suad M. Sulaiman is professor of parasitology with special training skills in scientific research methodology, ethics in research, proposal writing, editing of scientific material, community development, health and environment, water-borne diseases risks & prevention, health & sanitation for community development, project management, human parasitology surveys, biological transmission of tropical diseases, applied field research on water-borne diseases (mainly schistosomiasis, & malaria), developing and implementing cohort research plans, mentoring and training of research students and health personnel, laboratory management, and post-graduate teaching.…

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