Dr. Mounira Jamjoom, Saudi entrepreneur, education expert and author

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Updated 27 July 2020

Dr. Mounira Jamjoom, Saudi entrepreneur, education expert and author

  • Jamjoom founded Aanaab.com, a digital platform with resources and training courses for teachers and educators in the Arab world

Dr. Mounira Jamjoom is a Saudi entrepreneur, education expert and author who specializes in building and improving teacher capacity.
Jamjoom is the co-founder and CEO of Emkan Education, a consultancy and education development company which provides services to public and private institutions, including school operators, educators and investors.
She also founded Aanaab.com, a digital platform with resources and training courses for teachers and educators in the Arab world.
Jamjoom has a wealth of experience in education in Saudi Arabia and has written extensively on the subject, including two books.
She is a member of the sixth class of Middle East Leadership Initiative Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
She previously served as assistant governor in the Kingdom for the Evaluation, Training and Education Commission.
Jamjoom has experience as a senior research specialist with the Booz & Company’s Ideation Center, a Middle East think tank.
She also serves as a member of the board of trustees at Dar Al-Hekma Women’s University in Jeddah.
Previously, she was an advisory board member of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation for women and a member of the National Childhood Committee in the Kingdom. She is also a board member of several schools and academies.
Jamjoom holds a Ph.D. in education from Oxford University, a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts in special education from Dar Al-Hekma University.  She is a fellow at the Owner President Management program at Harvard Business School.


Saudi Arabia to launch app for Umrah pilgrims

Updated 21 September 2020

Saudi Arabia to launch app for Umrah pilgrims

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is launching an online application that allows citizens, residents, and visitors to apply for Umrah pilgrimage.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said the move is part of digitalization efforts undertaken by the Kingdom. 
The ministry also released details on how it plans to gradually allow pilgrims to apply and reserve a specific time and date for Umrah in a bid to avoid overcrowding. 
The national project aims to save time and reduce costs and burdens on government agencies.
The online process will provide information to complete government procedures, in addition to raising security levels and preserving government documents.
The step comes within measures taken by the ministry to keep pace with the digital transformation under the Kingdom's Vision 2030 reform program.
It said a total of 54 government agencies are set to benefit from the system.