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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Abeer is a Senior Pre-Award Administrator in the Office of Sponsored research (OSR) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Abeer has a MSc in development Studies from University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She has over ten years’ experience in program management including research administration, proposal development, donor relations, and contract negations. Prior to joining KAUST she worked at the Social Fund for development in Yemen and later joined The World Bank, Middle East and North Africa Social and Economic Development Division (MNSED). Abeer’s research interests spans  topic such as Evolutionary Economics, Path Dependency, Complex Systems in Economics, National Systems of Innovation and Technology Transfer. Abeer is a Member of the National Council for University Research Administrators NCURA, in the USA and a graduate of the Executive Education program (Innovation for Economic Development) at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.



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