Member, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and Panel of Reviewers

    Aamir Dean is an Assistant Professor and Head of Material Testing Lab (MTLab) at the School of Civil Engineering, Sudan University of Science and Technology. He is also associated with the University of Seville, Spain, as a Visiting Professor. Dr. Dean received two doctorate degrees, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Seville, Spain in 2020, and also in Civil Engineering from the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany in 2017.


    Chair, Local Organizing Committee (LOC)  Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Akram Ahmed Elkhalifa
    is Associate Professor at the Department of Construction Management and Economics. He obtained a B.Sc. in Architecture from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Khartoum, in 2000; an M.Sc. in Real Estate Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2004; and a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Camerino, Italy, in 2012. Dr. Elkhalifa acquired more than 20 years in teaching, research and practice in the field of architecture with specific focus on construction management and economics, technologies, and building materials. He was the former dean of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Khartoum during the period from Nov. 2019 to April 2022. Dr. Elkhalifa is very active in research and conducted several researches with many universities and research institutes locally an internationally.


    Co-Chair, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) 

    Amel Omer Bakhiet is a Professor of Veterinary Pathology and Dean of Scientific Research Deanship, Sudan University of Science and Technology. She has more than 100 scientific papers. Professor Bakhiet is a certified auditor for academic programs from the Association of Arab Universities and an ISO 22000 internal auditor.


    Member, Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

    Dr. Alnema Bakri Khorsahen Eltom
    is an assistant professor at the department of accounting and finance, University of Khartoum. She has more than 15 years of experience in teaching, research and consultation. Dr. Eltom holds a Ph.D. in Businesses Administration and her main research area is Banking Efficiency. She served as Deputy Dean for Administrative Affairs, and Coordinator for Post Graduate Studies Program, at the School of Management Studies; and was Financial Secretary for the Management Studies Graduate Association.


    Member/ Local Organizing Committee /Co-Chair, Panel of Reviewers /Co-Editor, Proceedings.

    Amged Osman Abdelatif is an Associate Professor at the University of Khartoum, where he had BSc in Civil Engineering (2003), and MSc in Structural Engineering (2008). Dr. Abdelatif was awarded a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham, UK (2013). Also, he is the owner of www.sudacon.net for construction news, Sudan.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Amira Osman is a Sudanese/South African architect, researcher, academic, activist, public speaker, and author. She is a Professor of Architecture at the Tshwane University of Technology and holds the position of SARChI: DST/NRF/SACN Research Chair in Spatial Transformation (Positive Change in the Built Environment). Amira is currently a joint coordinator for the international CIB W104 Open Building Implementation network and the Vice-President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and will be hosting the conference: A City is [Not] a Tree: the Urban Ecologies of Divided Cities in 2022. She is the director of the organisation PLATFORM100 which is a thinktank and a collaborative vehicle for promoting change in conversations and practice around.
    architecture, space and cities. Amira is a registered Professional Architect (SACAP 7267) and the editor of The Built Environment in Emerging Economies (BEinEE) Book Series. Amira has extensive experience curating international events, coordinating complex programmes and exhibitions in terms of design, conceptualising content and managing diverse teams.

    Ammar Babiker

    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Ammar Babiker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at Sudan University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from TU Dresden in 2021. He is an active researcher on different aspects of structural analysis with a special focus on advanced computational methods


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Anas Showk is associate professor at University of Khartoum. He was a senior development engineer in KROHNE Innovation GmbH, Germany. Dr. Showk received his Ph.D. in engineering from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany in 2012. He completed M.Sc. at Munich University of Technology, in 2007 and B.Sc. at University of Khartoum in 2003. He published more than a dozen articles and papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Young Professionals, and IEEE Communication Society.

    Arig Bakhiet

    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Arig Bakhiet is Consultant Engineer, Accredited GHG inventory reviewer (UNFCCC) Energy, and Climate Change academic and working professional collaborating with different national and international bodies in terms of preparing technical studies and international reports. Collaborating lecturer and academic supervisor with different universities in subjects related to Energy, Environment and Development.

    Aya Abdalaziz Abdalrahman

    Aya Abdalaziz Abdalrahman is a Teaching Assistant at the faculty of Arts, department of French. Aya has been awarded honor degree in French language at the University of Khartoum. She holds a master degree in French literature. She did her graduate studies in the field of Folk Tales in Sudan, Africa and Europe. She has been a member/ leader in media and communication teams in several local projects.


    Member, International Organizing Committee,Co-Chair, Panel of Reviewers,Co-Editor, Proceedings.

    Brian Stephenson is the founder and President of Passion of Hope International - USA, a non-governmental organization operating in Africa with a vision to “collaboratively empower the most marginalized communities into a sustainable future characterized by biodiverse-rich ecosystems and stewardship of one another.”  An active advocate and practitioner of sustainable design and appropriate technology, Mr. Stephenson believes, “we all share a responsibility to be stewards of our planet and lifters up of the people communities that inhabit it.”  He has traveled extensively in Africa and Latin America observing, learning, and sharing on the ecologic and economic positives of cradle-to-cradle design, biomimicry, and sustainable agriculture.
    Brian a registered civil/structural engineer with over 40 years’ experience in consulting engineering under his company, Qodesh CM. Over his career, he was engineer-of-record for multiple building and infrastructure projects throughout the United States. He is a certified construction management professional with the Construction Management Association of America.  His broad expertise includes: facility program development, master planning, civil and structural engineering design and quality review, cost and value engineering, community interface, field engineering, scheduling and change-order management, and construction quality control. Ever learning, his research interests include development economics and history, biomimicry applications in civil engineering, non-conventional construction materials, and sustainable regenerative agriculture. For over 25 years, he was adjunct professor of civil engineering at both Howard University (Washington, DC) and Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD). He is also a founding member of the International Network on Appropriate Technology and currently leads their Projects Committee.  


    Member, International Organizing Committee,Co-Chair, Panel of Reviewers

    Co-Editor, ProceedingsProfessor Charles Verharen has served for 55 years at Howard University, America's flagship historically black University. Specializing in philosophy of culture, he has traveled to 160 countries searching for ideas to support his philosophy of survival ethics: the values with the most promise to guarantee our continued existence in the face of climate change and other crises.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Christopher Papadopoulos, PhD., is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Materials at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (UPRM), which he joined in 2009. He earned B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University (1993) and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at UPRM, Papadopoulos had appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, first as a member of the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics (2001-2006) and later as a research and instructional staff member in the College of Engineering (2007-2009).
    Papadopoulos has diverse research and teaching interests in sustainability engineering, bioconstruction (with emphasis in bamboo), appropriate technology,structural mechanics, engineering ethics, and mechanics education.  He has served as PI of several NSF-sponsored research projects including “HSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: A New Paradigm for Sustainability Engineering: A Transdisciplinary, Learner-Centered, and Diversity-Focused Approach”, and has given numerous lectures on sustainability, engineering ethics, and social responsibility.  Papadopoulos has served on the Executive Committee of the Mechanics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) since 2009, including as Division Chair (2015-16).  At UPRM, he is a member of the steering committee to create a new Bachelor’s program “Sustainability Engineering”, a member of the Faculty Senate, and the co-chair of the University Committee on General Education.  Papadopoulos is co-author of Lying by Approximation: The Truth about Finite Element Analysis (2013) and he co-chaired the International Conference on Nonconventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT) in June 2022.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers
    Dr. Sianipar is an Assistant Professor at Kyoto University, Japan. A versatile scholar trained in engineering and social science educations, he specializes in Appropriate Technology, Social/Life-Cycle Assessment, and Complex Systems within the science-to-policy-to-action framework. He has more than ten years of experience in delivering socio-technical solutions for different development contexts.


    Member, International Organizing Committee,Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Diran Soumonni
    is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation Policy and Management, and Director of the Master of Management in Innovation Studies programme at the Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He obtained his PhD in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where he focused on both innovation studies and energy policy. Diran’s teaching and research interests include comparative innovation systems, energy innovation, nanotechnology innovation, and philosophical paradigms in scientific research. Diran also holds a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering (Georgia Institute of Technology) and undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics (Tuskegee University, USA). He is an active member of the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS), the African Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (AFRICALICS), the International Network on Appropriate Technology (INAT), and of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S).


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Eitimad Hashim Abdel-Rahman Ahmed
    is a graduate of the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum. She was employed by various universities in Sudan Khartoum University, South Africa Kwa-zulunal Duran, Pretoria and Lompopo universities in South Africa and Hail University in Saudi Arabia. She has provided consultancy, Research, workshop services to numerous environmental organizations and groups (South African National Biodiversity Institute, SANBI, Humanitarian Aid Commission, HAC and The German Biosecurity Programme GIZ Sudan Office). She belongs to numerous scientific societies (OWSD, STEM), has numerous published scientific and research articles, books and chapters


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Excellent Chireshe
    is an Associate Professor of Religion and Gender in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Great Zimbabwe University. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of South Africa. She has supervised, to completion, a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is well-published in reputable outlets


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Fatima Salaheldin Ali
    is doctoral candidate University of Bonn, Germany.  Her current research focuses on Participatory Approaches to Valuing Forest in Sudan.  Fatima worked as Researcher for the National Center for Research (NCR) in Sudan. Additionally, Fatima co-founded the Sudanese Knowledge Society. She holds a B.Sc. in Botany and an M.Sc. in Remote Sensing from the University of Khartoum


    Chair, International Organizing Committee,Chair, Panel of Reviewers,Managing Editor, Proceedings

    Gada Kadoda received her Ph.D. in Software Engineering from Loughborough University, M.Sc. in Information Systems and Technology from City University, and B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Khartoum. She is an independent scholar and civic activist. Her work experience includes research and teaching posts in the UK, Barbados, and Sudan. Dr. Kadoda has published on software development, but expanded her research to interdisciplinary areas, e.g., Knowledge production, ICT for development, innovation systems, appropriate technology, social media and activism. Her most recent co-edited book is “Capturing Cultural Capital: A Step towards Propelling Sudanese Intellectuals into the Global Milieu (2022). She received both local and international acclaim. Kadoda was 2010’s African Scholar Guest of Annual Program at the University of South Africa, on UNICEF’s list of nine innovators to watch in 2014; and received the Sudanese Women in Science Organisation Award in 2015. In 2019, Kadoda featured on the BBC’s list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world, and in 2021 as one of the pioneering Athena40 Global Women. She is founding president of the Sudanese Knowledge Society, as well as founding and executive board member of the International Network on Appropriate Technology.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Gamal Mahmoud Hamid 
    has a B.Sc. Arch., Khartoum University; S. M. Arch. S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles. Has been a teaching staff at Khartoum University since 1993. Served as Department Head (1995-1998), and as Faculty Dean (2010-2015). He has several published papers, books and book chapters.


    Member, International Organizing Committee

    Hattie Carwell is a founding member of the International Network of Appropriate Technology and currently serves as Vice President. She is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Museum of African American Technology (MAAT) Science Village. Ms. Carwell is a retired health physicist with the US Department of Energy, and former nuclear safeguards group leader rat the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.  She is a graduate of Bennett College and Rutgers University.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Ibrahim Zakaria Bahreldin
    is an architect, urbanist, and educator with various educational backgrounds (architecture, human settlements, and urban design). He is currently an Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Design, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Bahreldin served as Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Khartoum (2015-2018), Director of Investment University of Khartoum (2017-2018) and, the director of the Quality Assurance Unit at the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Khartoum (2013-2015). Dr. Bahreldin is also a member of several academic and professional organizations in Sudan and worldwide. He is a co-founder of the Sudanese Urban Planning Association (SUPA).


    Member, International Organizing Committee,Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Ilesanmi Afolabi Daniyan obtained both the Doctor of Philosophy and Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria in 2017 and 2012 respectively. At present, he is a Researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. His research interests include: Production Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Automation/Robotics.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Iman Abuelmaaly Adelrahman
    (IEEE SM) is an Associate Professor of Digital Signal Processing at the University of Khartoum (U of K). She received her B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication, from Cairo University (1982) and obtained her M.Sc. (1994) and her Ph.D. (1998) in Digital Signal Processing from U of K. She has over twenty-two years of experience in teaching and research, eleven years in operation and maintenance of telecommunication systems. She was the founding CEO of the Sudanese Research and Education Network (SudREN). She has nine years of experience in regional organizations; positions included Vice Chair, and Board Member of the organizations


    Member, International Organizing Committee,Co-Chair, Panel of Reviewers,Co-Editor, Proceedings.

    Professor Gwamuri holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan Technological University.  He has partaken research and coordinated a number of projects including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) funded RAF-8040 Zimbabwe project, the DNV GL-NREL funded Snow Effect on PV Systems project and the Regional Environmental Initiative Network (REIN) – Africa’s Biofuels Project. He has co-authored several research articles in international high impact journals such as; Scientific Reports, IEEE journal of Photovoltaics, Elsevier’s Solar Energy materials and Solar Cells, and has contributed towards; technical reports, a book, a policy briefs and book chapters. His current research direction is informed experience in appropriate technologies (AT) in general, and Renewable Energies Technologies (RET) in particular, where technologies such as wind, hydro, geothermal, hydrogen, biofuels and solar energy are explored as alternatives energy sources for water abstraction, supply and energy particularly in rural communities.


    Member, International Organizing Committee

    Dr. Jesse Bemley is the Director of Joint Educational Facilities (JEF) in Washington, DC., USA. He and the JEF CIO, Bryan Bemley, have initiated the shifted from PC platforms for projects to Raspberry Pi platforms for student projects in intelligent technologies, high performance computing andgeographical information systems. He is a lecturer at Bowie State University in the Department of Technology and Security.


    Member, International Organizing Committee,Co-Chair, Panel of Reviewers

    Co-Editor, ProceedingsJohn Tharakan is Professor of Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Howard University, College of Engineering and Architecture. He has served as Chair, Director of Graduate Studies and is founding Faculty Adviser, Engineers Without Borders, HU Chapter. He received his BS (chemical engineering) at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, MS and PhD in Engineering Science (Biochemical Engineering) from the University of California, San Diego, with post-doctoral training at the American Red Cross, Plasma Derivatives Laboratory and appointment as Research Scientist, prior to Howard. His research expertise is in environmental engineering and biotechnology, appropriate technology development, engineering education, sustainable development and ethics in science and engineering, with funding from US EPA, DOD and NSF. He was Fulbright Senior Scholar to India (’06-’07), researching biological methods of waste treatment. With Engineers Without Borders, he has worked on clean water, sanitation and renewable energy technology implementation in Senegal, Kenya and El Salvador. Professor Tharakan has served on the International Organizing Committee and the Scientific Review Committees for an on-going series of biennial International Conferences on Appropriate Technology held across Africa facilitating knowledge and technology transfer for social justice. He was Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar (’15-’16) at Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, researching social impact assessment of innovative technology implementation. Professor Tharakan has authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He teaches undergraduate and graduate engineering courses in chemicalenvironmental and bioprocess engineering, hazardous waste treatment, and appropriate technology.


    Member, International Organizing Committee,Member, Panel of Reviewers.

    Read full biography of Professor Trimble on 10th ICAT Keynote Speakers’ pages.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers
    Joseph Thomas is an Aeronautical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with 40 plus years of experience in the sustainable development sector with hands on experience in Sustainable Agriculture, Information and Communications Technology and Renewable Energy and Fund raising.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Prof. Dr. Kelvin Willoughby
    holds the Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, in Germany. He is author of Technology Choice (Routledge 2019) and is an expert on the management of intellectual property, technology-based entrepreneurship, and strategic planning for technology-based industry development.


    Member, International Organizing Committee
    Member, Panel of ReviewersProfessor Khumbulani Mpofu is an established NRF rated researcher with an unstoppable appetite for industrialisation of his research activities, who has graduated over 8 doctoral and 30 Masters students in the last ten years. In the past years, he had published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals, with over 130 conference proceedings and 20 book chapters, to date. He has 4 patents registered to his name continentally and globally. He has also been recognised 10 times at national awards (National Science and Technology Forum, Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineers, Standard Bank-Rising Star) and more than ten times in the university, for research excellence since the beginning of his career. To date he has been awarded funding to the tune of over R50million rand ($US 5 million) for research, innovation, incubation, and commercialisation activities.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Malathe Gamal Mahmoud Hamid
    is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Khartoum. She undertook her Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham/UK. Her current research focuses on interpreting architecture and place using local pattern languages. Future research will collaborate with local governments and organisations to use Khartoum's local pattern language in placemaking projects. 


    Member, International Organizing Committee,Member, Panel of Reviewers
    Professor Mammo Muchie holds a DPhil in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Development (STI4D) from the University of Sussex. He is currently a DST/NRF Research Professor of Innovation Studies at the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at Tshwane University of Technology. He is a fellow of the South African Academy of Sciences and the African Academy of Sciences and the Ethiopian Academy of Science. Since 1985, he has produced over 480 publications, including books, chapters in books, and articles in internationally accredited journals and entries in institutional publications. He is currently adjunct professor at Bahir Dar University, University of Gondar and Africa Centre of Excellence in Dara Science in Rwanda.


    Member, International Organizing Committee

    Co-Chair, Panel of Reviewers,Co-Editor, Proceedings

    Marcel J. Castro-Sitiriche is a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (UPRM) since 2008 and co-director of the Center of Hemispheric Cooperation (CoHemis) since 2015. Professor Castro-Sitiriche’s research interests include energy justice, appropriate technology, rural microgrids, solar home systems, rural electrification, and responsible wellbeing.


    Co-Chair, Panel of Reviewers,Co-Editor, Proceedings

    Marwan Adam received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of Khartoum (2002). Since 2004 he has been a Mobile Communication Engineer with an interest in ICT socioeconomics impact pathways, Energy Efficiency, Appropriate Technology, and Education Systems. His work blends TQM, System Modelling and Knowledge Management.  He is a founding member of the Sudanese Knowledge Society.


    Member, International Organizing Committee
    Mjumbe Poe

    is a lecturer in the Urban Spatial Analytics program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches students to build scalable systems to help public sector stakeholders make decisions with geospatial data. Mjumbe uses technology to build the capacity of individuals and communities to shape their cities, their neighborhoods, and their own lives.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers
    Dr. Mohamed F. Chouikha

    spent 30 years at Howard University, where he was the department Chair of the ECE Department. He was the Director of the IC- Center of Academic Excellence, the founding and first Director of the Center of Applied High Performance Computing and one of the founding Directors of the Washington Academy of Biomedical Engineering. His research interest covers many subjects including but not limited to Hardware cybersecurity, Statistical Machine Learning, Signal and image Processing; and automatic test pattern generation and verification of complex digital systems. Dr. Chouikha has been actively involved in undergrad and graduate training. He has supervised a large number of Masters, PhDs, and Post doctorial students and introduced significant changes in the graduate and undergraduate curricula to reflect modern trends. Another important focus of Dr. Chouikha work has been on enhancing the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in engineering. Since 2018, he has been the Executive director of the Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Cybersecurity Center (SECURE) and Executive Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Muna Mustafa Eltahir
    holds a Ph.D. Architecture from Khartoum University; Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture and B.Sc. Architecture from Khartoum University. She is associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Omdurman Islamic University and has been Deputy Dean. She has several published articles.


    Member, International Organizing Committee
    Member, Panel of ReviewersDr. Adenuga holds doctoral and master’s degree in industrial engineering (IE) from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in South Africa and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing in the context of Fourth Industrial Revolution (2018 to date) at Rail Manufacturing Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator (RMCERI NPC). Dr. Olukorede Adenuga is an Associate Member of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (AMIEOM); Associate Member of South African Institute of Industrial Engineers (AMSAIIE); Corporate Member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), and a representant of The Centre for Advanced Systems Research and Education (CASRE) and hold a certificate in lean enterprise systems program (LESP) from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, United State of America.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Dr. Rami
    Zeinelabdein is currently an assistant professor and head of the Department of Housing Studies at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Khartoum, with 10 years of experience in teaching and research in Architecture and the built environment. Dr Rami obtained his master's and doctorate degrees from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham UK, where his research focused on the low-energy design of buildings with passive technologies and advanced thermal energy storage systems. Dr Rami’s current and future research interest focuses on building energy performance, sustainable building technology, renewable energy systems, thermal energy storage and phase change material, where he has several research publications in international journals and conferences. Dr Rami has a membership of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building & Construction (CIB) and membership of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET). Dr Rami is an architect with 13 years of experience. He has participated in a wide range of residential and commercial building projects in Sudan considering the issues of sustainability and environmental design, aiming at boosting the quality of the built environment through design and research.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Rofaida Elzubair
    , a certified Knowledge Manager with 10 years working experience in NGOs, worked in utilizing the use of ICT for development, leading implementation of initiatives that promote knowledge sharing, preserve data, enable leveraging of information assets, and facilitate utilization of knowledge. Ms. Elzubair is currently working as knowledge management specialist for the UN ECA in Ethiopia, she also worked as KM Manager for Practical Action, GIZ, and American Red Cross, covering several domains raging from climate change, disaster preparedness and health. Rofaida holds a master’s degree in IT Management from University Technology Malaysia, a former fellow at Atlas Corps in the US and a founding member of the Sudanese Knowledge Society.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Safa Mohammed
    is a chemist at Dal food. Before being a chemist, she was a research assistant she helped in the development of new products. Safa used to work as a chemistry teacher for three academic years at Cambridge International Schools (Sudan). She is enrolled in the Bioinformatics higher diploma at University of Bahri. Safa has a B.Sc. (honour) in scientific laboratories-chemistry from SUST. She has joined a scientific research group interested in Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Protection.


    Member, Local Organizing Committee

    Safa Mohamed Ahmed Suliman
    is a lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and Informatics, University of Khartoum; as well as a software developer. Safa is interested in community development, and in ICT and data driven projects. Safa has 8 years of background and experiences in teaching, Software development, software project management and organizational development. Her main mission is to link academic work with industry.


    Member, Local Organizing Committee

    Co-Chair, Panel of Reviewers Co-Editor, Proceedings

    Dr. Sahl Ibrahim Bakhit Yasin is experienced and passionate material chemist. He is currently a freelance researcher. He also performed research at the Sudanese National Academy of Sciences (SNAS), and is assistant professor (part-timer) at the Sudan University of Science and Technology.  His research interests include nanofabrication, X-ray diffraction and the preparation of materials from different sources for water treatment. As a freelance researcher, Dr. Yasin has received grants from King Khalid University in 2019 and 2022. 


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Shaza Mustafa Hassan Mohammed
    is a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Arts, Department of French Language, University of Khartoum. Shaza has been awarded an honor degree in French Language at the University of Khartoum, and is holder of M.A. degree in French Literature within the scope of post-colonialism and identity issues. She is now a member of the logistics and hospitality committee and in head of the logistics sub-committee.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers
    Tanzeil Hashim Osman obtained her B.Sc. in Zoology and Cchemistry from the Ffaculty of Sscience, University of Khartoum in 1994. I studied a higher diploma in chemistry from the faculty of Science, Sudan University of Science & technology, and a master's in applied chemistry Faculty of engineering & technology Gazira University. Now, I am a Ph.D. student at the faculty of Science UofK. I work as a forensic chemist (Police officer) at the Sudanese Forensic laboratories since 1996 till now.


    Member, International Organizing Committee,Co-Chair, Panel of Reviewers,Co-Editor, Proceedings

    Dr. Taurai Mutanda
    is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Nature Conservation, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa. Dr. Mutanda has accumulated high metrics for his research ratings with h-index of 16, i10-index of 20 and RG score of 25.23.

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    Member, International Organizing Committee,Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Eng. Thierry Yonga Chuengwa received the B Tech in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering (UNISA) and Master of Technology Management from Tshwane University of Technology in 2015 and 2019 respectively. He is currently pursuing a Doctor Engineering Degree and is a research assistant at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria South Africa. His research interests include tasks allocation considering ergonomics in human robot collaboration, motion controls, virtual simulation and visualisation.


    Member, Panel of Reviewers

    Xavier Poshiwa
    is a Senior Lecturer and Executive Dean of Gary Magadzire School of Agriculture at Great Zimbabwe University (Zimbabwe). He holds a PhD in Rangeland Ecology from Wageningen University (The Netherlands), MSc in Animal Science and a BSc Honours in Agriculture from the University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe). His research interests are in biodiversity conservationsustainable development, dryland agriculture and climate change.


    Member, Local Organizing Committee
    Yousif Jaffar Albashir Osman

    is a lecturer at the Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST). He received a B.Sc. Honors and a Master of Agricultural Economics degrees from the College of Agricultural Studies, both at SUST.


    Member, Local Organizing Committee

    Zeinab Yassin Abdalla Mohamed
    is a lecturer and Ph.D. candidate in Computer Systems and Networks Department (SUST). She is passionate about Education, Technology, and Human Experiences. She always looks for initiatives to help the youth find opportunities to benefit from Technology to improve their lives and communities.


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    Nada Mahmoud
    is an energetic and imaginative young IT graduate. She obtained her M.Sc. in software engineering from the University of Khartoum in 2018. Nada’s work experience includes many years as a web developer, beside her experience in Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). She is now particularly interested in web analytics. Also, Nada has a strong commitment to civil society work. She is a founding member of the Sudanese Knowledge Society in 2012, and she became vice chair in 2015.

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