About Community Jameel

Community Jameel is an international organisation tackling some of the world’s most urgent challenges, using a pioneering approach grounded in evidence, science, data and technology and powering innovation for a better future. 

We work across education, health and climate, with a commitment to evidence-based policymaking in global development.

We seek to leverage the power of science, technology and learning to achieve transformative positive change in the lives of people around the world, especially those most in need. We look to strengthen systems, to optimise the conditions for breakthroughs in education, health and climate resilience, and to deliver innovative solutions to those who need them most.

We take a collaborative approach, working with global research and educational institutions, and with grassroots and international organisations in the field.

Fady Jameel, President, International

Bridging the gap between cutting-edge innovations in the labs and impact in the field is central to Community Jameel's mission. Our programmes focus on translating research into action, by drawing together the worlds of academia and development, researchers and humanitarians, and breaking out new advances from the labs and driving them into the field.

Global Grad Show conference in Dubai, November 2019

Hassan Jameel, President, Saudi Arabia

My grandfather was a very generous man. He wasn’t educated in the conventional sense—business was his education—but he recognised the value of giving back. He would support communities around his town, regardless of what the issues were. My father institutionalised that generosity and the philanthropic concept that has manifested into Community Jameel—our philanthropic organisation, where its teams are held to measurements and metrics.

Interview with McKinsey & Co., January 2020


In 1945, my father, the late Abdul Latif Jameel, established his business and began a tradition of charitable giving and community projects. Over the rest of his life, he helped tens of thousands of people, in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

His vision lives on today in Community Jameel.

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel KBE

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