Associate Director, Partnerships
Uzma Sulaiman is Associate Director, Partnerships for Community Jameel, an international organisation tackling some of the world’s most urgent challenges, using a pioneering approach grounded in evidence, science, data and technology.
Since 2020, she has overseen Community Jameel’s partnerships with the public and private sector, leading the organisation’s partnership strategy to ensure breakthroughs in the areas of education, health, climate and evidence.
Prior to joining Community Jameel, Uzma spent six years at Save the Children as head of Middle East partnerships. She developed the organisation’s Middle East partnership strategy, building relationships with institutions, leading philanthropists and corporates in the region, as well as developing its brand through media engagement and events. Leading a team, she was responsible for Save the Children’s first Islamic philanthropic fund. She was instrumental in securing the organisation’s two largest investments for drought resilience in Somalia and training for humanitarian workers across the globe.
She has also worked for BBC World and the UAE Ministry of Defence.
In 2009, Uzma worked with the Sesame Workshop in South Africa to develop an innovative radio distance education course for disadvantaged youth. She was also one of the founding members to develop the UNESCO World Radio Day, which is now celebrated by hundreds of organisations across the globe.
She holds a Master’s degree in International Journalism from City University London and a Bachelors degree in History and Policy from the University of Exeter.