Conference Program

08:30- 09:00

Arrival Refreshments and Networking

09:00- 10:45 Welcome and Overview
Allam Ahmed, Founder Sudan Knowledge, President WASD and Director MEKEI, UK

Session (1): Migration, gender, peace and security

Chair: Nagi Idris, Director, London Centre of International Law Practice, London – UK
Rapporteur: Raúl Hinojosa, Associate Professor and Executive Director, North American Integration and Development Center, University of California Los Angeles, California – USA (WATCH VIDEO – Q&A PART I & PART II)

  1. Diaspora role in peace, security and good governance (WATCH VIDEO)
    David Otto, Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Expert, TGS Intelligence Consultants Ltd., London – UK
  2. Migration as a security threat: immigrants and refugees (WATCH VIDEO)
    Olivia Joseph-Aluko, CEO, Reinvent African Diaspora Network, London – UK
  3. The evolving threat of Diaspora radicalisation in mainland Britain – what we know and fail to acknowledge (WATCH VIDEO)
    Temitope Olodo, President, Africa Security ForumLondon – UK
  4. The Learning and performance of gender and implications for Students’ education and after school choices: an ethnographic research in a public secondary school in Nigeria (WATCH VIDEO)
    Omesham Noelle Oputa, Researcher, Univeristy of London, London – UK
10:45-  11:00

Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

11:00-12:00

Session (2): Science, technology and medical research

Chair: Hammad Bagadi, Former Consultant & Team Leader, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Former Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan, London – UK
Rapporteur: Mayada Abu Affan, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Honorary Lecturer, University of Birmingham, Birmingham – UK (WATCH VIDEO Q&A )

  1. ABC of Intravenous Fluids, Electrolyte Disorders and AKI Management in Adults (WATCH VIDEO)
    Mohamed Ahmed Eltoum, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Fairfield General Hospital, Manchester – UK
  2. Multidisciplinary approach for Cancer management (WATCH VIDEO)
    Babikir Ismail, Consultant Histopathologist, Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Trust, London – UK
  3. Substances in Sudanese Honey that inhibit Breast Cancer Cells, Reports on in Vitro study (WATCH VIDEO)
    Rasha Alhaj, Researcher and Alan Purohit, Imperial College London, London – UK
12:00- 12:30

Lunch and Networking

12:30- 13:30

Session (3): Public health and wellbeing

Chair: Mohamed Ahmed Eltoum, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Fairfield General Hospital, Manchester – UK
Rapporteur: Babikir Ismail, Consultant Histopathologist, Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Trust, London – UK (WATCH VIDEO Q&A)

  1. The role of Diaspora and other partners in improving health and wellbeing from grassroots and sustainability perspectives (WATCH VIDEO)
    Mayada Abu Affan, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Honorary Lecturer, University of Birmingham, Birmingham – UK
  2. Personalized medicine is the future sustainable knowledge for human wellbeing (WATCH VIDEO)
    Moiz Bakhiet, Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Medicine, CMMS, Arabian Gulf University, Consultant Neurologist, King Abdulla Medical City and Director, Princess Al-Jawhara Center for  Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited DisordersManama – Bahrain
  3. The role of the Diaspora and partners in embedding health in all policies (WATCH VIDEO)
    Muna Abdel Aziz, Director, Public Health, Warrington – UK
13:30- 14:30

Session (4): Business, investment and industry

Chair: Gassoum K. B. KhairiEconomic Consultant, Department of International Cooperation & Trade Agreements, Ministry of Economy & CommerceDoha – Qatar
Rapporteur: Mohamed Kabbar Mohamed, President, FZO.VLS, Gent – Belgium

  1. The role of Diaspora in their countries of origin: the paradigm of business, investment & industry (WATCH VIDEO)
    Adil Dafa’AllaSpecialist, Aero Data for Loads, Airbus Group UK Ltd., Bristol – UK
  2. The new role of the diasporas in innovation and knowledge based economy to impulse industrial and business development in Maghreb Countries (WATCH VIDEO)
    Abdelkader Djeflat, Founder of Maghtech.org, University of Lille, Lille – France
  3. Creating virtuous cycles of transnational migration, remittances and sustainable development: A “ChicanX” perspective on U.S., Mexico and Central American integration alternatives (WATCH VIDEO)
    Raúl Hinojosa, Associate Professor and Executive Director, North American Integration and Development Center, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), California – USA
14:30- 15:00

Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

15:00- 17:00

Session (5): Sudan the food basket of the Arab world: challenges & opportunities 

Chair: Allam Ahmed, Founder Sudan Knowledge, President WASD and Director MEKEILondon – UK
Rapporteur: John-Paul Okeke, International Coordinator, Sudan Knowledge, London – UK

  1. Impediments of agricultural development in Sudan
    Mohamed Kabbar Mohamed, President, FZO.VLS, Gent – Belgium
  2. Animal health and production in the Sudan
    Hammad Bagadi, Former Consultant & Team Leader, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Former Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan, London – UK
  3. Effective marketing strategies for Sudan livestock resources
    Nahid Fawi, Associate Professor and Manager Animal Production Training Center, Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, Khartoum – Sudan
  4. The vicious circle of socio-economic underdevelopment: how can Sudan breakthrough
    Gassoum K. B. Khairi, Economic Consultant, Department of International Cooperation & Trade Agreements, Ministry of Economy & CommerceDoha – Qatar
  5. Challenges and opportunities for GCC investors in animal production in Sudan (watch video)
    Ahmed Eltigani Elmansouri, CEO, Al Rawabi Dairy Company, Dubai – UAE