Read in-depth features about the MBI Alumni Association members, independent journalism on their many achievements... and a variety of papers, articles and media published by the Alumni themselves.


The MBI Al Jaber Foundation had the pleasure of a visit from Fatma Zohra Naili, an alumna who received a Foundation scholarship in 2016 and graduated from her Diploma in Communicative Japanese at SOAS, University of London, in 2017.  Before coming to London, Fatma studied Law immediately after achieving her Baccalaureate and, afterwards, studied Korean and Japanese at the Unive ...


Rania Hadra, MBI Al Jaber Foundation alumna, has been appointed to the position of Senior Planning Officer in the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General. Rania is an international practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in humanitarian, development, civil and political affairs. She acquired experience in conflict settings in Sudan, Libya and Syria and has expertise in ...


In November 2016, the MBI Al Jaber Foundation awarded a ‘Small Grant’ of £1,500 to one of its Alumni members, Lobna Ben Salem. Lobna had been invited to the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia as a Visiting Researcher. During her one-month stay, she presented several talks on her latest studies to both colleagues and ...


MBI Al Jaber Alumna, Dr Noura Mansouri, has recently been involved in the 8th Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference (SASG), as the Chair for one of the sessions. The conference took place from 11th to 13th December, 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Noura’s sessions covered the integration of renewable energy, which is her field of expertise. With more than 2,500 participants and 70 ...


MBI Alumnus, Ahmed Abdulqawi Saleh, has recently been involved in the rescuing of 15 thoroughbred Arabian horses that were found starving in Al Bayda, Yemen. An international fundraising campaign was launched by One World Actors Productions-Animal Rescue (OWAP-AR), a charity devoted to the welfare of animals, and money was collected for the purchase of emergency fodder for the ...


Dr Ahmed Radwan currently acts as a member of both the Internationalization Committee at the Faculty of Fine Arts and the International Relations Office at Helwan University, representing the Faculty itself. Since 2010, he has been working on a number of academic collaborations between the Architecture Department of Helwan University and many European higher education institute ...


Dr Ibrahim Natil teaches politics and business studies at the Centre for Talented Youth Ireland, Dublin City University. He is an international development consultant, is the founder of the Society Voice Foundation in Palestine and has worked for many international organisations, such as the UNDP, and has also contributed to a World Bank project. He has launched and managed mor ...


MBI Alumna Rana El-Akhal has recently had the opportunity to organise the 10th Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum entitled “Women in Tech: The Way Ahead”, which took place in the Amman Chamber of Commerce Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday, 2nd – 3rd October, 2018.    Rana publicly thanked her colleagues at the Forum saying: “We have entered this experience as colleagues an ...


MBI Alumnus, Farouk Al Salihi, who graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2009, has recently been appointed Yemen Crisis Response Project Coordinator. The project is part of the United Nations’ Development Program and it aims to build community resilience and restore livelihoods to those people affected by the current crisis. The project trains and supports heal ...


Tarek Younis, MBI Al Jaber Foundation Alumnus, is an ethnomusicologist and a freelance pianist and composer. He is also the Head of Music at the Haya Cultural Center of Amman, Jordan. His music is performed around the globe receiving excellent reviews. He recently established the Amman Music Society which aims at presenting the best Jordanian musicians to an appreciative audien ...