Professor Ahmet Aysan is currently the Professor & PhD Program Coordinator at Hamad Bin Khalifa University. He has served as a consultant for various institutions such as the World Bank, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) and Oxford Analytica, and has taught at various international universities. Before joining Istanbul Sehir University, Dr. Aysan was a Board Member and Monetary Policy Committee Member of the CBRT. He has also served as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Economics and Econometrics at Bogaziçi University, a member of the G-20 Financial Safety Net Experts Group, a member of the Advisory Board of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Group of TÜBİTAK, and a National Expert in Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities; under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union. Dr. Aysan has also served on the advisory board of the Contemporary Turkish Studies at London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) European Institute. He is a member of editorial and advisory boards of several international journals and has many articles published in academic journals. He was awarded with the Bogaziçi University Foundation Publication Awards; Bogaziçi University Foundation Academic Promotion Awards and the Ibn Khaldun Prize for the best paper on the North African and Middle Eastern Country Studies granted by the Middle East Economic Association.
The network aims to raise awareness on SDGs globally and to facilitate their implementation through SDG performance assessments as well as organisational change.