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Speaker Biography

Allam Ahmed

 Allam Ahmed
Allam obtained his PhD in Technology and Knowledge Transfer from Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He holds an MSc/MBA from the Royal Agricultural University, UK and was 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.

Allam is based at the Science and Technology Policy Research - SPRU (world leader in research, consultancy and teaching in the field of Science and Technology Policy) University of Sussex, where he established and lead the postgraduate programme MSc International Management. He is also the Founding Director of the Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI), University of Brighton, UK.

In 2009 he was appointed to lead the Government of Abu Dhabi major and first of its kind in the Middle East Knowledge Management Framework (Musharaka). He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (WJSTSD); World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WJEMSD) and International Journal of Innovation and Knowledge Management in Middle East and North Africa (IJIKMMENA).

Allam is the Founding President of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD); Expert AdviĀ­sor to the European Commission on International ScienĀ­tific Cooperation; International Co-ordinator UNESCO Chair on Transfer of Technology; and has consulted extensively for the World Bank; UN; referee for the UK ESRC; Dutch Research Council; WFP; FAO and for various governments, in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Allam has been editor and author of more than 120 refereed texts and articles in international peer-reviewed journals, books, conferences proceedings and working papers. The common theme is on how knowledge and technology transfer contribute to sustainable development and competitiveness in the developing countries.