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 include all people who either participated in any of our various events (conferences, seminars, workshops, debates, etc) and/or contributed to one of our publications (books and journals). If you are interested in joining the WASD network directory, please  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 admin@wasd.org.uk.

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Omran Salem


OMRAN SALEM is a researcher at Municipalities and Agicultural department, UAE

M. A. Moustafa


M.A. Moustafa is a researcher at the United Arab Emirates, UAE.

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Dr. Salwa Mamoun Beheiry

Associate Professor

Salwa Mamoun Beheiry is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (UAE). Her research interests revolve around sustainable infrastructure and capital project performance. She is also a recipient of various prestigious honours and awards throughout her academic and industrial career.…

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prof. Djamel Eddine Laouisset


Former University Vice President – Algeria; Former Director of Research&Studies – National Institute for Global Strategic Studies -Algeria; Former Advisor Minister of Economy – United Arab Emirates; Visiting Professor Business School – Nottingham Business School – UK.

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Ibrahim Elbadawi


Advisor and Trainer – e-Government, Open Data, Innovation. Managing Partner, Exantium (ODI Dubai), Dubai, UAE. Member of the United Nations eGovernment Expert Group. The first Arabic speaking Open Data Registered Trainer from The Open Data Institute – UK.…

Abdelaziz Chazi


Abdelaziz Chazi is a researcher at the United Arab Emirates University, UAE.

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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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Dr. Carine Platat

Assistant Professor

Dr. Carine Platat completed her PhD in 2005 in the field of nutrition, physical activity and metabolic syndrome. She has been working as an assistant then associate professor at UAE University since 2008.…

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Dr. Munir Hourani

General Manager

PhD in Strategic Planning and Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) both from USA, entrepreneur and innovative thinker by nature, business management specialist by education, and business developer by practice and learning.…

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Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh


Dr. Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh is Professor of Civil Engineering/Transportation at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. His areas of research interest/teaching are traffic control with focus on congested systems, sustainability in transport systems, and interactions between urban traffic operations and public health.…

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Dr. Tarig Ali

Associate Professor

Dr. Tarig Ali is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). Dr. Ali earned a PhD in Geoinformation and Geodetic Engineering from the Ohio State University (OSU), USA in 2003.…

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Prof. Belal Barhem


Belal Barhem is a professor at Aldar University College. He is teaching undergraduate and graduate programs in management, Developing and delivering professional training courses in managerial issues in both national and international levels and Conducting researches in business administration issues.

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Mohamad Amin Hasbini

Doctoral Researcher

Mohammad Amin Hasbini joined Kaspersky Lab in 2013 as a Senior Security Researcher in the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT). Amin is responsible for the Kaspersky expert positioning in the Middle East and Africa, research development and knowledge support of the regional office in Dubai, UAE.…

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Dr. Habiba Ali

Associate Professor

Dr. Habiba Ali is an Associate Professor and Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at the Nutrition and Health Department College of Food and Agriculture  UAE University Al Ain United Arab Emirates

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Eng Walied Abdelrahman Elbashir

Founder & CEO

Visionary Entrepreneur | Futurist | Global 50 most Impactful Social Innovators | TOP 100 Sustainable CEO’s | Young Arab Leaders Member| Young Africa Leaders Initiative Curator | Artificial Intelligent Researcher | Re-Engineering People Life through sustainable technology adaption. …

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Dr. Yasir Alnaqbi


Dr. Yasir is the Director Abu Dhabi Excellence Program – Government of Abu Dhabi. He holds PhD from Salford University, Manchester, UK, MSc Engineering Management from Brunel University, UK and MSc Project Management from George Washington University, USA.…

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Hanan Abdulla Al Mheiri

Certified KM Manager and KM Practitioner

Hanan Al Mheiri has over than 15 years of professional experience in the domain of Knowledge Management (KM). She joined Dubai Police during her internship and General Commander Dhai Khalfan Tamim was impressed by her achievements where she was invited on board to join Dubai Police as a head of unit in the Knowledge Management Department.…

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Dr. Fahad Saif Harhara

Business Advisor

Fahad Saif Harhara is an Advisor in Business Development at Tawazun Economic Council. Fahad is a PhD student at Brunel University with a thesis in FDI & Technology transfer. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the American University of Dubai, a Masters Diploma in Electricity Supply Management from Cambridge University, UK, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States.…