Date and Venue

Date: 1st & 2nd June, 2013

Venue: DAL Excellence Centre, Khartoum North, Sudan

Friday, May 24, 2013

Workshop Programme

09:00 – 09:30
Opening Session (Chairs: Gada Kadoda & Lamya Musa): Welcome from Workshop Sponsors & Co-organizers

09:30 – 11:00
Keynote Talk: Cradle to Cradle - Pollution Prevention and Waste Management for Africa in the 21st Century (Professor John Tharakan, Howard University, USA)

11:00 – 11:30
Refreshments Break (Exhibition)

11:30 – 12:00
Knowledge Management for Environmental Sustainability (Dr. Gada Kadoda, Sudanese Knowledge Society)

12:00 – 12:30
Relevant environmental knowledge and information initiatives (Professor Suad Sulaiman, Sudanese National Academy of Sciences)

12:30 – 13:00
KM at National Energy Research Centre (NERC) (Dr. Ratiba Abdergader, Dissemination Department, NERC)

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break (Exhibition)
14:00 – 16:00
Invited Presentations Session (Chair: Prof. Suad Sulaiman)

14:00 – 14:15
Sudanese Environment Conservation Society (SECS) Experiences (Dr. Arig Bakhiet, SECS Member)

14:15 – 14:35
Strategic Energy Policy For The 21st Century In Sudan And The Independent Role Of The In-Leads (Dr. Suad Badri, Ahfad University for Women)

14:35 – 14:55
EcoInformatics Network-Sudan, a case study (Dr. Abdalla Mergheni Mohamed, UNESCO Cousteau Ecotechnie Chair, Future University)

14:55 – 15:15
Green Technology Concept and Application (Dr. Osman Elkheir, NewTech Consulting Group)

15:15 – 15:30
Green Roofs: A Sustainable Strategy? (Eng. Salah Osman, Land Development Service, Virginia, USA)

15:30 – 15:45
Green Team: An Innovation team for Green Mobile Network (Eng. Marwan Adam, Zain Sudan)

15:45 – 16:00
Foreseen future of the environment versus need for cultivated land expansion (Uz. Israa Ahmed Ali Geneif, Kenana Engineering and Technical Services)
09:00 – 11:00
Round-Table Discussion (Parallel Sessions: 1 & 2 & 3)

Round-Table 1: Local Case Studies

Organized by: Prof. Suad Sulaiman
Discussants: Mr. Ismail Gizouli (Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources) and Dr. Faisal Sinada (Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum)

Round-Table 2: Knowledge Production, sharing and Implementation

Organized by: Dr. Arig G. Bakhiet (National Energy Research Centre)
Discussants: Dr. Abdel Azim Yassin & Prof Abd Alziz  Malik

Round-Table 3: Business For Peace (B4P)

Organised by: Mr. El Shiekh Mustafa El Shiekh & Mr. Nasser Ahmed Bur (Global Compact Local Network, Sudanese Businessmen and Employers Federation)
11:00 – 13:00
Round-Table Discussion (Parallel Sessions: 4 & 5 & 6)

Round-Table 4: Engineering & Environment

Organized by: Eng. Lamya Musa
Discussants: Dr. Osman Elkheir

Round-Table 5: Health & Environment

Organized by: Uz. Rofaida ElZubair & Uz. Hana Elsadig (Epidemiological Laboratory)
Discussants: Dr. Haj Hamad  and Dr. Khalid Shamboul

Round-Table 6: Service Learning and Engineers without Borders

Organized by: Gada Kadoda & Mohamed Abdesalam (DAL Group)
Discussants: Prof. John Tharakan
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break (Exhibition)
14:00 – 15:00
Summary of Round-Tables Discussion Sessions (Chair: Prof John Tharakan)
15:00 – 16:00
Closing Session and Way Forward (Knowledge Cafe)
Exhibition Includes:
v  National Energy Research Centre Exhibition (selected renewable energy technologies and Centre activities). Organized by NERC Dissemination Department.
v  Solar Electrification Project in the Nuba Mountains (Community-led project that will be presented by Ms. Mona Mursal and Ms. Khadiga Omer (Barefoot College Solar Engineers). Organized by Gada Kadoda & Amal Adam.
v  Knowledge Capture and Organisation Processes using Concept Mapping. This will include a demonstration of CmapTools (an open source software for knowledge organization) – Organized by Rofaida Elzubair, Yhaia Holi, Iram Aloshari.


  1. would you please send me the paper of Prof. John Tharakan, the keynote speaker, in a PowerPoint format.
    Thanks and best regards.

    Salah Ali,
    Bashayer Petroleum Operating Company, HSE Manager

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  3. Sorry Salah, Prof John indicated that he only wishes to share the pdf version of his presentation.

  4. would you please send me the picture of workshop.
    Dr. Tahani Ali Hassan