Education: (i) Ph.D. (Built Environment) Welsh School of Architecture, UWCC, UK, 1993; (ii) MPhil (Stabilized Soil Building Blocks for Low Cost Housing in the Sudan), Building Research Establishment (BRE), UK, 1982 (iii) B.Sc. Honor (Architecture) Khartoum University, 1975.
Membership of Professional Associations: (i) Consultant Architect, Sudan Engineering Council; (ii) Fellow, Sudanese Architectural Society; (iii) Member, Board of Directors, Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Nairobi, Kenya (2000 – 2010); (iv) Member, Technical, Scientific and Consultative Committee for Arab Housing and Rehabilitation Ministers, Arab League (2000 – 2010); (v) Team Leader, Coordinator, and Member of several National, Regional and International Applied Research and Development Programs (e.g. GEF National Focal Point, Low Cost Housing Project – Sudanese/French Team, Low Cost School Buildings Using Environmentally Friendly Materials and Techniques in Least Developed Arab States - UNESCO, Shelter and Habitat in Sudan – National Research Center, the National Housing Project – Council of Ministers, Revising Sudanese Land Use Acts, Woodless Construction, Physical Planning, etc.).
Other Training: Workshop and training course on Low Cost Housing for Developing Counties, Building Research Establishment (BRE), England, September 1981; Workshop/seminar on local building materials and techniques, Grenoble, France, 18-24th November 1984; Workshop on the UNESCO/AFESD Project "Feasibility Study on Low Cost School Buildings", Paris, 18-24th November, 1984; UNESCO/AFESD Project "Low cost School Buildings", Project Evaluation Meeting, workshop and training course, Mogadishu, Somalia, 8-20 May 1987; Workshop on Contract Management in Research and Development: 6 -10 December 1997 Bahrain an activity of UNESCO and Arabian Gulf University, joint programme for the training on Management of the Scientific Research and Transfer of Technology (ASTEMARN);Training workshop program on Earth Construction: the Low-Construction Project, International Centre for Earth Construction (CRATerre – EAG), Ecole d 'Architecture de Grenoble, France, 03 – 27 October 2000; Development workshop, Promotion of Woodless Construction in Sahel Countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger), World Habitat Award Study Tour, 02 – 08 December 2000.
Countries of Work Experience: Sudan, Ethiopia, China, Somalia, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, Egypt, France, UK, Belgium