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Prof. Allam AhmedProfessor of Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Co-Director Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities (CIFLAC), University of East London, UKPresident World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
Allam completed his Ph.D. in Economics in two years at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He obtained his MSc/MBA from the Royal Agricultural University, UK and awarded the RAU Scholarship and Prestigious Book Prize for Best MSc/MBA Dissertation. He is a Fellow and Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He is also the recipient of several international Awards and Medals for contribution to International scientific Research and listed in the WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD 2009-2019, WHO’S WHO IN FINANCE and BUSINESS 2009/2010 and WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA 2012-2014 published by Marquis Who’s Who, USA. Allam is a Professor of Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development and Co-Director of the Centre of Islamic Finance, Law and Communities (CIFLAC) at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, UK. Founding Director of the Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI), UK. He spent 15 years (2004-2019) at the Science Policy Research Unit – SPRU, University of Sussex, UK, where he established and led the postgraduate programme MSc International Management. He has also been fortunate enough to have a wide variety of teaching experiences prior to the University of University of East London at Sussex, Edinburgh Napier University (Business School), University of Edinburgh (School of Economics), University of Leicester (Centre for Labour Market Studies) as well as international working experience at Regents Business School (London), Schiller International University (London), Amity Business School (India), and the University of Khartoum, (Sudan). For more than 25 years, Allam has presented many keynotes and public speeches to a wide range of audience drawn from academic institutions, industries and international organisations from a broad range of backgrounds, post and undergraduate students, senior and middle management to government officials and trainees at all levels. He has also led seminars and workshops in science, technology and innovation; knowledge management; technology transfer and commercialisation; research and development (R&D); strategic planning; curriculum design and delivery of UK and overseas programmes; marketing; management; leadership development; etc. In 2018, together with Dr. Petru Dumitriu from the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), Allam jointly co-organised the UN Conference on ‘Public-private partnerships for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Allam also collaborated with JIU on the UN project A.435 “Strengthening the policy research uptake in service of the 2030“aimed at reviewing the policy research uptake in service of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For the first time in its 52 years of history, the UN is officially consulting the academics and researchers from all over the world on the policy research uptake in the United Nations. In 2019 Allam also organised jointly another conference with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) entitled “Making Science, Innovation and Research work for the Sustainable Development Goals”, hosted by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, UK . Furthermore, Allam has been collaborating in 2019 with the UN JIU to undertake a UN systemwide review of policies, programmed and platforms to support learning and enhance the adequacy of training policies in the UN. In 2009 Allam was appointed to lead the Government of Abu Dhabi major and first of its kind in the Middle East Knowledge Management Framework (Musharaka). Musharaka aims to enable employees to acquire and share information and international best practices, create creative and up to date methods for communication, exchange of knowledge and experiences, promote their functional performance, increase their productivity and enhance their provided services. Therefore, enable employees to improve the quality and efficiency of services provided to residents. Allam has also travelled and worked in almost all continents of the world including substantial experience in Africa, Middle East, North America and Europe. His professional experience include working with Marketing Data Basics, British Marketing Research Bureau International, New Generation Systems, Yuksel Insaat Saudia Company (KSA and Turkey); Middle East Office for Translation and Interpretation (KSA); and Director for Africa IAAS International. Allam is the Founding President of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD); Founder of International Diaspora Initiative/Sudan Knowledge (SK); Expert Advisor to the European Commission on International Scientific Cooperation (2006-2008); International Co-ordinator UNESCO Chair on Transfer of Technology (UNESCOTT) (2008-2010); Advisor African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) (2011-2013); referee for the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Dutch Research Council (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), Oxford University Press, World Food Programme, FAO and for various governments, in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development; World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development; International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health; International Journal of Innovation and Knowledge Management in Middle East and North Africa; International Journal of Sudan Research; and Middle East Journal of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Sustainable Development. He is also the Editor Book Series: World Sustainable Development Outlook (Routledge); Globalization, Technology and Sustainable Development (Inderscience); Middle East & North Africa (Routledge); and Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa (Palgrave MacMillan).
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