About WASD

The World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) is a global forum that brings together experts from across the world to discuss issues relating to sustainable development, science and technology management. The aim of WASD is to promote the exchange of knowledge, experience, information and ideas among academics, scholars, professionals, policy makers, industry and students to improve the mutual understanding of the roles of science and technology in achieving sustainable development all over the world. To meet this aim, WASD runs global conferences and seminars, publishes high-quality refereed journals and books, and organises international development projects. WASD works with a wide range of institutions, such as universities, research centres and governmental departments all over the world, particularly in the developing countries. We provide professionals, researchers and policymakers with the best available scientific evidence when contributing to better technological and economic development for all within the populations they serve.

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Future of Higher Education in the Arab Countries: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Economy

Thursday, 02 November 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST) 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) Target audience Academic, research, higher education officials,...

[ 12th January 2015 by allam ahmed ]
Book series agreement with Greenleaf Publishing

We are pleased to announce that the successful book series World Sustainable Development Outlook, will now be published in collaboration with Greenleaf Publishing. Allam Ahmed, the Founding President of the World Association for Sustainable Development comments: “We are very impressed...

[ 15th November 2015 by Allam ]
CALL FOR CHAPTERS: From localization to building national capacity towards Qatar’s Vision 2030

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 25 January 2016 This book aims to significantly contribute to Qatar’s capacity building of its local nationals through its heavy investment and continuous reforms in education, training and labor market. This book is a flagship initiative to document the current...

[ 7th December 2015 by Allam ]
Articles from Diaspora International Conference 2015 now available to download

We are pleased to announce a new collection of the best articles presented at the Diaspora International Conference 2015. Reconnecting Universities with the Discourse of Sustainable Inclusive Growth includes a selection of the best papers presented during the 2nd Diaspora International...

[ 2nd April 2021 by Kumar Gaurav ]
OUT NOW: From Oil to Knowledge – Transforming the United Arab Emirates into a Knowledge-Based Economy Towards UAE Vision 2021

Prof Allam Ahmed, in conjunction with Dr Ibrahim Alfaki, has written a new book that evaluates the extent of the UAE’s success in diversifying its economy away from oil towards a knowledge-based economy. From Oil to Knowledge is the first book to present and critically evaluate...

[ 2nd January 2016 by Allam ]
WASD Attends the Kuwaiti Government’s Conference on Knowledge Economy

Last month, Prof. Allam Ahmed, the Founding President of WASD, participated in the Kuwaiti  government’s national conference about knowledge economy entitled “Contemporary Roles of Governments in the Knowledge Economy Era”, which took place between the 1st and 2nd of February in...

[ 7th March 2016 by allam ahmed ]


Our Speakers

Biography Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, H.E.

H. E. Olga Algayerova

[Executive Secretary]
Biography Ms Olga Algayerova is the Executive Secretary of the UNECE.
Biography Professor Schelling received his AB from the University of

H. E. Arancha González

[Executive Director]
Biography Arancha González serves as Executive Director of the