The MENA region is set to benefit from increased activities in education, research, innovation and service under a new global strategy unveiled by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

MIT – a key long standing Community Jameel partner on initiatives such as tackling the causes of global poverty, on securing water and food supplies, driving a renaissance in education, (including scholarships with Toyota), and supporting young entrepreneurs – plans to increase its international activities in the Middle East and North Africa region.  This includes new efforts to cultivate and coordinate faculty and institute-level collaborations in different regions of the world.

Fady Mohammed Jameel, President of Community Jameel International, said: “MIT is increasing its focus on the Middle East and North Africa as part of its global strategy to help improve lives is welcome news.”

As a key partner in the Middle East, Community Jameel is proud to work closely with MIT on a range of initiatives to tackle pressing regional challenges, including alleviating poverty through J-PAL, improving food and water safety and security through J-WAFS, and sparking a renaissance in education through the recently announced Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL).

We are also helping young students from the region study at MIT through the Jameel-Toyota Scholarship program.

“Our partnership with MIT has the potential to help transform communities in Saudi Arabia and make a real difference to improving lives in the region.”

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