About Jussoor

What is Jussoor?
Jussoor is a platform for motivated young individuals to engage more deeply with development work and civil society in the Arab world, through Alfanar. It is the start of an exciting new network of passionate young people who are united by a desire to positively impact the Arab region.

Alfanar officially launched Jussoor with an interactive workshop in London on 5 – 6 February 2011. 18 participants, selected through a competitive application process by an independent selection committee, spent an intensive two days learning about Alfanar’s venture philanthropy work through challenges based on real-life cases, heard from inspiring leaders working in civil society, the private sector, media and more, and had the chance to network with peers who share similar interests.

Jussoor members now meet on a regular basis to collaborate on various development challenges related to Alfanar and its partners on the ground in the Arab region.


Alfanar plans to expand the Jussoor UK chapter with a second workshop in London on 11 – 12 February 2012.

In Spring and Autumn 2012, Alfanar will launch Jussoor chapters in Dubai and New York.

Jussoor remains an open network, and we are constantly on the lookout for passionate young people who want to support Alfanar’s work in different ways. If you are interested in becoming involved with Alfanar and Jussoor, contact Jussoor co-ordinator, Tamara Ben-Halim.