SK has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the SK network.

Interested in joining the SK expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at .

You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI).

Photo of Dr. Ghada Abuzaid Ahmed


Ghada is an international development expert with focus on Africa. She had joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2007 as a Young Professional and acquired hands-on experience on all aspects of project development and management of Sovereign and Non-Sovereign operations, trust fund development and guidelines. She had also contributed extensively to the Bank’s frameworks to developing and implementing country procurement and institutional capacity and reforms. She was Secretary to AfDB Board’s Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness of the AfDB. Ghada has MENA experience; as a PPP expert, She advised the Government of Abu Dhabi, UAE, on the development of private sector partnerships in various sectors. She is currently a Principal Industrial and Trade Program Coordinator at the Industry and Trade Department of the AfDB and advises on country structural transformation through industrialization. Passionate about women empowerment, Ghada is researching and writing a book on Sudanese Incarcerated Women. She holds a BSc. in Architecture Engineering from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, an MSc. and a PhD. in Construction Management from the University of Reading, UK and an Master In Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. She is a Edward S. Mason Fellow and a recipient of several scholarships from Harvard including the first woman recipient of Middle East Initiative Scholarship for emerging Arab women leaders in 2013.



Connections Business Directory | Leaflet | © OpenStreetMap contributors

African Development Bank CCIA Building Abidjan Plateau 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01 Ivory Coast

Contact expert

subscribe to our newsletter