Spotlight by Fady Jameel

In our new thought leader series, 'Spotlight', Fady Jameel, Deputy President and Vice Chairman, Abdul Latif Jameel, takes an in-depth look at some of the World's most pressing issues.

In these articles Fady considers the challenges we face and examines the policies, technologies, approaches being utilized.  He'll also talk to the people involved in formulating the solutions and making a difference -  both from within Abdul Latif Jameel, Community Jameel and from industry, science and academia. 


January 4, 2021 | Dubai, UAE

13 mins

We need clean energy to recharge our economies!

Here’s the problem with crises like the pandemic: they knock your eye off the ball. While we are all distracted by dilemmas on the personal, micro-scale – staying safe, wearing a mask, keeping a job, coordinating home schooling, and so on – problems at the macro-level can easily become lost in the fog . . .   and then forgotten.  The accelerating threat of climate change is one such attention-conflict.

November 26, 2020 | Dubai, UAE

13 mins

Redesigning our cities for the 21st Century

Cities embody one of society’s great love-hate relationships: they are the gifts that keep on giving, and at the same time, they are quintessential poisoned chalices. When redesigning our cities for the 21st Century and beyond, we should remember that cities should exist in the service of people – and not be lulled into falsely believing the reverse.