Game-Based Learning in Public and Private Sector Performance Management Initiatives-Increasing Engagement, Learning, and Retention

4th January 2017

23-24 April 2017, Manama – Bahrain Objectives Games provide immediate feedback, which has been proven to be more effective and efficient than traditional learning strategies, while exhibiting many complementary values associated with micro-learning; knowledge transfer and exchange; and coaching and mentoring. Virtual environments (Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR)/Mixed Reality (MR)) and simulations are very effective at [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]

Game-Based Learning: Disruptive Approaches to Education, Learning, Training, and Development

30th December 2016

London, United Kingdom 17-19 April 2017 Game-based Learning (GBL) emerged on the academic and enterprise scene in the late 1990s. GBL encompasses fun, engagement, serious learning, and interactive entertainment. Game-Based Learning is often considered a disruptive learning approach and is founded upon two key premises that are emerging within the fields of education, learning, training [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]

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

18th November 2016

WASD 15th International Annual Conference 25-27 April 2017 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 be a great opportunity [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]

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