Uzma Sulaiman

Associate director, Community Jameel

Uzma Sulaiman is Associate Director for Community Jameel, an independent, global organisation advancing science and learning for communities to thrive. Uzma leads Community Jameel’s engagement with the public and private sector, galvanising support and influencing policymakers to ensure scientific breakthroughs contribute to society and policy decisions.

Uzma has over decade of experience in the international development field. Prior to joining Community Jameel, Uzma spent six years at Save the Children, leading the organisation’s Middle East partnerships team and developing its strategy. While at Save the Children, she helped launch its largest humanitarian training initiative with a consortium of government and philanthropic partners across North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Before joining Save the Children, Uzma led communications for a social enterprise in South Africa that focused on access to education for remote communities. Uzma started her career as a journalist working for BBC World and was instrumental in creating UNESCO’s first World Radio Day, celebrating the power of radio in journalism.

She holds a MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in History and Politics from the University of Exeter.

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