Recent Events

In collaboration with the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and the Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI), Sudan Knowledge (SK) runs regular conferences, workshops and various events focusing on the role of Diaspora across the world in technology and knowledge transfer to achieve sustainable development in countries of origin.

Recent events have included:

Conferences

Together the World is better
Together the World is better
4th Diaspora International Conference
In partnership with the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
London, United Kingdom, 8th July 2017
Europe at a crossroads: the challenge for future sustainable development
Europe at a crossroads: the challenge for future sustainable development
Three Days International Conference
In partnership with the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
London, United Kingdom, 20-22 July 2016
Towards a sustainable knowledge-based economy in the Middle East & North Africa
Towards a sustainable knowledge-based economy in the Middle East & North Africa
One Day International Conference
Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
Innovation and development: the role of human capital
Innovation and Development: the role of human capital
Ahlia University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Building capacity for a sustainable knowledge-based economy in Sudan
Building capacity for a sustainable knowledge-based economy in Sudan
First Knowledge Economy Conference
Government of Sudan, Khartoum, Sudan

Training and Workshops

Leadership, investment promotion and entrepreneurship development: concepts, strategy and practice
Leadership, Investment promotion and entrepreneurship development: concepts, strategy and practice
This three-day executive workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the investment environment in which your organizations are operating, whether public or private. It will also assist you to identify and apply a range of measures in order to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of your institution. The workshop involves an introduction to the driving forces of foreign direct investment and the current trends; the characteristics of a sound investment environment; investment promotion policies, and in particular the role of investment promotion agencies; best practices in investment promotion as well as enterprise development policies, principles and operations.
Executive leadership and knowledge management for Women Police Officers
Executive leadership and knowledge management for Women Police Officers
This five-day course has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on executive leadership and knowledge management (KM) in the public sector with special focus on Women Police Officers. The course aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose leadership styles and KM approaches to their organisations.
Knowledge Management and Leadership
Knowledge Management and Leadership
This four-day course has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on knowledge management (KM) and leadership in the public and private sector.
Executive Leadership: concepts, skills and practice
Executive Leadership: concepts, skills and practice
This three-day course has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on leadership in the public and private sector. The course aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose leadership styles and approaches to their organisations.
Strategic Management and Planning
Strategic management and planning
This three-day course is intended to provide you with a global perspective and understanding of strategic management as a context for domestic and international operations. The aims are to develop an understanding of the different approaches to strategy; how choices are made between different possible approaches; the content in which choices are made; and how strategies and structures are designed and implemented. The course aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose strategy and plan effectively for their organisations.
Investment Promotion: concepts, strategy and practice
Investment Promotion: concepts, strategy and practice
This three-day course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to give you the ability to assess the investment environment in which your institution is operating, whether public or private. It will also assist you to identify and apply a range of measures in order to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of your institution. The course involves an introduction to the driving forces of foreign direct investment and the current trends; the characteristics of a sound investment environment; investment promotion policies, and in particular the role of investment promotion agencies; best practices in investment promotion will be illustrated by case studies. After completion of the course, attendees are to write a report, supported by the tutor, of what they have learnt and what is particularly relevant to their employers. The focus of this will be on the way they will improve their professional practice when they return to their employers. This will help reassure the employers of the benefits of the programme and help consolidate understanding.
Knowledge Management: concepts, process and technology
Knowledge Management: concepts, process and technology
This four-day course has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on knowledge management (KM) in the public and private sectors. The course aims to enable knowledge managers, analysts and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose KM Framework to their organisations.
Change Management

Change Management
A Personal Development Workshop
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Seminars

SMART KM MODEL: the integrated knowledge management revolutionary approach for organisational excellence
SMART KM MODEL: the integrated knowledge management revolutionary approach for organisational excellence
The seminar aims to introduce the newly developed Knowledge Management Model (SMART KM) which presents a unique integrated solution for the highly debated subject. SMART KM ensures that knowledge management becomes part of the organisational culture through the appropriate integration with number of organisation facets such as strategy, management systems, ICT and support services. SMART KM is a revolutionary model being driven by best-in-class KM practices from a number of industries in addition to well-founded theories. The framework contain number of business components which supports knowledge flow throughout the organisations which can be tailored to achieve the organisation specific goals and objectives in alignment with the adopted operating model. Throughout the seminar, number of key issues facing organisations in implementing KM initiatives will be introduced and you would also be able to realise the design principles supporting SMART KM and how it can be used to develop fit-for-purpose KM Framework.
International Best Practices of Business Incubators: The Roadmap for the Arab Countries
International Best Practices of Business Incubators: The Roadmap for the Arab Countries
This presentation argues the case for more business incubators in the Arab countries to support diversifying their economies, the commercialization of new technologies, job creation and wealth building. In the presentation, the speakers will introduce their recent research project/book focusing on business incubators in developed and developing countries. The book describes and compares key indicators of incubation best practices worldwide to identify the strengths and weaknesses of business incubators models around the world. In doing so the research uses successful international case studies based on models in developed and developing countries. The data was mainly collected by survey, semi-structured interviews and organizational documents from each case study. Finally the presentation will provide a roadmap for the development of new economies based on technology, as well as value added in technology transfer, innovation development, and an entrepreneurial climate.
Strategic Planning in Public Sector: Lessons Learned from Al Ain Municipality (UAE)
Strategic Planning in Public Sector: Lessons Learned from Al Ain Municipality (UAE)
Strategic planning division at Al Ain Municipality (AAM) established on 2008 to develop strategic plans for AAM and ensure full alignment with Abu Dhabi Government strategy. This seminar will present a collective lessons learned session to share practical knowledge and experience on establishing a strategic planning unit in a government entity. The seminar will help new strategic planners in other government entities to overcome some obstacles they may face as well as help strategic planners in private sector to understand their government partners.

Keynote Presentations and Talks

Knowledge Into Action
Knowledge Into Action
Keynote Speech, TEDx Khartoum
Khartoum, Sudan
Human capital in a knowledge economy conference
Human capital in a knowledge economy conference
Alzaytoona University
Amman, Jordan

Advice and consultation

Ask the experts about your future degree!
Ask the experts about your future degree!
An open day to answer all your queries about applying for MSc, MBA and PhD degrees at the University of Brighton, UK.
Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi