Strategist for Social Issues
“The region named the ‘Arab World’ has so much potential. That’s where my passion lies: unfolding that potential towards a more mature society.”
Joumana Al Jabri
Joumana’s work revolves around developing and mobilising strategies and processes aimed at addressing critical social issues in select countries in the Arab region. She is co-founder of Visualising Impact , an independent non-profit laboratory using data science, design and technology towards the uprooting of critical social issues. Visualising Impact’s visuals have reached over two million people across four continents and in twelve languages. VI is the recipient of Deutsche Welle’s 2014 The Bobs award for Best Social Activism. Visualizing Palestine, a project of VI, has been featured in the Washington Post, Policy Mic, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, and the Guardian.
Joumana co-curated TEDxRamallah 2011 live-streamed from Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan to twenty cities globally. She co-founded Febrik, a non-profit collaborative platform concerned with the dynamics and practices of public spaces in relation to social and urban change. She has contributed to multiple publications including Al Manakh, and Creative Refuge.
Joumana is a Synergos 2014 Arab World Social Innovator fellow.
BASED IN: Dubai, UAE
LANGUAGES: Arabic, English, French
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