Gussai H. Sheikheldin has broad experience in sustainable development, technological change and industrial policies. He holds a PhD from the University of Guelph (Canada), a Master of Engineering and Public Policy (MEPP), and a BSc. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
Born in 1982, Sudan, Gussai seeks to understand and illuminate the dynamic interactions between technologies and institutions, at local and global scales, and how they influence social transformation and human worldviews.
Since 2017 he has been a research fellow with the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organization (STIPRO), a think tank based in Tanzania. Between 2020 and 2021 he worked as interim director of Sudan’s Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre (IRCC). Before that, he worked in a variety of projects and consultancies ranging between sustainable development, renewable energy solutions, public policy (including industrial policy) and knowledge brokering; as well as technical translation and editing.