Conference Program

Day One – Saturday 8th July 2017 (Hilton London Canary Wharf)

09:00- 09:15 Arrival Refreshments and Networking
09:15- 10:30

Session (1): Official opening and keynote speaker

Welcome and Overview
Allam AhmedFounder Sudan Knowledge, President WASD and Director MEKEI, UK

Keynote Speaker

10:30-  11:00 Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

Session (2): Migration, youth and gender

Chair: Dr. Olajumoke Okoya, MBA Director, Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London, London – United Kingdom

Dr. Raúl Hinojosa-OjedaExecutive Director and Associate Professor, North American Integration and Development Center, Division of Social Science, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), California – United States

Re-negotiating the distorted culture and identity in Africa and the African Diaspora”
Dauda Bivan Amos and Samuel M.B. Tukura, Kaduna State College of Education Gida- Waya, Kafamchan – Nigeria

“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”
Omesham Noelle OputaDoctoral Researcher, Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, Univeristy of London, London – United Kingdom

12:30- 13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00- 14:30

Session (3): Agriculture, animal production and the environment

Chair: Prof. 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: TBC

Prof. Hassan M. Ali-Dinar, Advisor and Coordinator for Research Affairs, Date Palm Research Center (DPRC), Deanship for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, King Faisal University, Hofuf– Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

“Effective marketing strategies for Sudan livestock resources”
Dr. Nahid FawiAssociate Professor and Manager, Animal Production Training Center, Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, Khartoum – Sudan

Dr. Mohamed Kabbar MohamedPresident, FZO.VLS, Gent – Belgium

“Developing in-vitro micropropagation protocol for Gum Arabic in Borno State”
Prof. Njidda M GadzamaProfessor, Zoology and Environmental Science, University of Maiduguri, Borno – Nigeria

“Substances in Sudanese Honey that inhibit Breast Cancer Cells, Reports on in Vitro study”
Rasha Alhaj and Alan Purohit, Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London, London – United Kingdom

14:30- 15:00 Tea/Coffee Break and Networking
15:00- 16:30

Session (4): Digital Economy  

Chair: Prof. Abdelkader Djeflat, Founder of, University of Lille, Lille – France
Rapporteur: TBC

The vicious circle of socio-economic underdevelopment: how can Sudan breakthrough
Dr. Gassoum K. B. KhairiEconomic Consultant, Department of International Cooperation& Trade Agreements, Ministry of Economy & Trade, Doha – Qatar

Dr. Mohamed ElNair, Associate Professor of Accounting, Almughtaribeen University and Sudan University of Science & Technology, Khartoum – Sudan 

Prof. Abdelmoniem Sahal Elmardi, Professor of Anatomy and Medical Education and Head, E-learning & Educational Technology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Alimam Mohammed Bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh – Kingdom Saudi Arabia 

Day Two – Sunday 9th July 2017 (Hilton London Canary Wharf)

08:30- 09:00 Arrival Refreshments and Networking
09:00- 10:30

Session (5): Diaspora role in peace, security and good governance

Chair: David Otto, Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Expert, TGS Intelligence Consultants Ltd., London – United Kingdom

“Migration as a security threat: immigrants and refugees”
Olivia Joseph-Aluko,  Author “Africans in the UK, migration, integration and significance”, London – United Kingdom

Temitope OlodoChair, Nigeria Diaspora Security Forum (NDSF) and Political Analyst and Author, London – United Kingdom

Samir DaoudPolice Officer, Specialist Organised and Economic Crime, Financial Investigations, Metropolitan Police, London – United Kingdom

Arif ElsawiJournalist and Knight Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford – United States

10:30- 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

Session (6): The role of Diaspora and other partners in improving health and wellbeing from grassroots and sustainability perspectives

Moderator: Dr. Mayada Abu Affan, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, West Midlands and Honorary Lecturer, University of Birmingham, Birmingham – United Kingdom

Dr. Muna Abdel Aziz, Director Public Health, Warrington – United Kingdom

“Personalized medicine is the future sustainable knowledge for human wellbeing”
Prof. Moiz BakhietProfessor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Medicine, CMMS, Arabian Gulf University, Consultant Neurologist,  King Abdulla Medical City, Director, Princess Al-Jawhara Center for  Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Disorders, Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain

Dr. Nahlaa Khalifa, Assistant Professor, Clinical Nutrition, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah – Kingdom Saudi Arabia

Dr. Anna Jones, Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), University of Sussex, Brighton – UK

BOOK Launch
“ABC of Intravenous Fluids, Electrolyte Disorders and AKI Management in Adults”
Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Eltoum, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Manchester – United Kingdom

12:30-13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00- 14:30

Session (7): The role of Diaspora in poverty reduction in their countries of origin: the paradigm of business, investment & industry

Chair: Dr. Adil Dafa’Alla, Specialist, Aero Data for Loads Operations, Airbus Group UK Ltd., Bristol – United Kingdom
Rapporteur: TBC

“Comparative study between agripreneurs and traditional farmers in Cameroon”
Prof. Alain NdediProfessor and Chair, Entrepreneurship, Organisation, Strategy, School of Business and Public Policy, Saint Monica University, Douala – Cameron

Prof. AbdelGadir Warsama Ghalib, Legal Counsel & Professor of Law, Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain

Dr. Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Lagos – Nigeria

Concluding Remarks
Allam AhmedFounder Sudan Knowledge, President WASD and Director MEKEI, UK