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New MIT Program Promising Innovation in Water and Food Made Possible by CEE Alumnus

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PHOTO: Hassan Jameel, the son of MIT alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78 (right), and MIT President L. Rafael Reif

MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI) and Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) launched a new program today entitled, “J-WAFS Solutions,” which will provide start-up funding for projects that identify technological advances in the improvement of food supplies and clean water needs. CEE alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78, chairman and president of ALJCI, established J-WAFS in 2014 with the aim to spearhead research on water and food supplies.“ ALJCI is excited to catalyze the efforts of the J-WAFS lab at MIT via this five-year grant,” said Jameel. “I firmly believe that a well-governed strategic alliance between research and business can provide the powerful combination necessary to deliver practicable humanitarian solutions able to progress to commercial viability.” J-WAFS Solutions plans to move the selected technologies into commercialization over the next five years. For the full story, please see here.