Digital revolution, smart cities and performance improvement towards a sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development

16th April 2017

WASD 15th International Annual Conference 16-18 May 2017 Sheraton Bahrain Hotel Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain This major international event will provide a forum for academics, government and industry to discuss the various challenges facing the world particularly the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries in their efforts to achieve a sustainable knowledge-based inclusive development. This three-day conference will [more details]

Smart Cities and Urban Planning

2nd January 2017

Introduction This workshop has been designed to introduce the principles of Smart City design and urban planning in the MENA Region. The aim is to develop the essential skills and competencies necessary for decision makers to  plan, identify and examine the objectives, advantages, drawbacks, models, stages and requirements of Smart City Urban Planning Sustainable framework. [more details]

Knowledge Management: concepts, process and technology

2nd January 2017

Introduction This workshop has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on knowledge management (KM) in the public and private sectors. The workshop aims to enable knowledge managers, analysts and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose KM Framework to their organisations. At the end of the course attendees should be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and [more details]

SUDAN AT A CROSSROADS: Towards a Vision for the Future & Youth Empowerment

4th December 2016

13:30-13:45    Arrival 13:45-15:15     Session One 15:15-15:30     Break 15:30-16:20    Session Two Target audience Academic, professionals, research, youth, NGOs, civil society groups, businesses, and other stakeholders. Focus Sudan Hosts World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) Sudan Knowledge (SK) Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) The Sudanese diasporic community is relatively large and has [more details]

Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise in a Multi-cultural World

30th October 2016

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 09:30 to 14:00 (BST) Dockland Campus , University of East London, London, United Kingdom Hosts World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) Royal Docks School of Business and Law UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) Emerald Group Publishing Target audience Entrepreneurs, academic, research, [more details]

UN International Day for Disaster Reduction: Building Youth Leadership

3rd October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016 from 09:00 to 13:00 (BST) Knowledge Dock, University of East London, London, United Kingdom Hosts: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI) Royal Docks School of Business and Law Target audience: Youth and experts from disaster management agencies, [more details]

NOW PUBLISHED: The Critical Role of Diaspora in International Scientific Cooperation with the Country of Origin

12th September 2016

We’re pleased announce the publication of The Critical Role of Diaspora in International Scientific Cooperation with the Country of Origin, edited by Allam Ahmed. This book includes contributions by international experts and high level Diaspora from the public and private sectors across the world on the critical role of Diaspora towards sustainable and inclusive knowledge-based growth in [more details]

Conference presentations now available

18th July 2016

Speaker presentations from this year’s WASD Conference are now available to view on the Conference Program page. All conference delegates will receive a copy of the conference proceedings: Outlook 2016 – Europe at a Crossroads and the Impact of Globalization. The WASD 14th International Annual Conference takes place on 20-22 July 2016 in Canary Wharf, London, UK.

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