The Role of Diaspora in Technology Transfer and Achieving Sustainable Development in Sudan
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This volume includes a wide range (research areas and topics) of papers, projects, proposals and case studies presented during the First Sudanese Diaspora International Conference, held in January 2009 in Brighton, United Kingdom.Sudan like much of the rest of the developing world has toyed with and abided by various approaches or strategies to transfer technology (TT) and achieve sustainable development (SD) without reaping any significant socio-economic benefits. The Sudanese diasporic community is relatively large and has a significant impact on Sudan development on account of the size and volume of financial remittances. However diasporic contribution is largely neglected within national science and technology policies and strategies. Adopting a more holistic approach, the conference aims to provide a stimulus for knowledge exchange and discussion that focuses on issues relating to the role of diaspora in TT and achieving SD to critically examine the relations and links between diaspora, Sudan and host countries, and attempts to outline policy and strategies to support the role of diaspora in developing, creating wealth and achieving SD in Sudan. The conference also aims to learn lessons from the successful communities across the world and emulate the ideas and innovations of these communities by Sudan.It is hoped that the ensemble of papers presented in this volume will help to stimulate debate amongst scholars, researchers and policymakers and that readers will find this volume interesting and thought-provoking. The seven main sections include: Diaspora Contribution to Home CountryTechnology and Scientific Knowledge TransferEducation, Training and DevelopmentMedical Sciences and Public HealthEngineering Applications and Sustainable Business ExcellenceEnvironment and Waste ManagementAbstracts for Oral Presentations