AQF Views & Voices: Policy & Practice

Welcome to the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Policy & Practice Blog

The Policy & Practice blog highlights works and discussions that impact our community, inform policy decisions and best practices, and affect the social, cultural, and economic development of our emirate, the UAE, Gulf region, and beyond. Below you will find our blog posts, op-eds, and reviews.

Want to contribute?

In addition to discussing the Foundation’s own research findings, best practices, and priority areas, we welcome contributions from local and international academics, practitioners, policy makers, as well as our peer organizations and partners. If you would like to contribute, email grants@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae for more information.

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Three Key Differences Between GCC and Non-GCC Philanthropy in the Education Sector

Callum Printsmith
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How to Save the Date Palm Groves? Identify and Protect Water Sources and Traditional Water Works

William Raynolds
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Making the UAE an International Destination for Higher Education and Research

Marvin Erfurth
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Why prioritize women’s reproductive health in the UAE?

Mira Mousa
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Language policy is more than documents

William Cook
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The Importance of Translating Data-Driven Research Used as Evidence

Suha Tutunji
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Inclusive Dialogue Develops Inclusive Policies and Practices for People of Determination

Aida Mohajeri
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New School Year: How to Build Rapport as an Expatriate Teacher

Holly Cook
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Children’s Universities: A call to inspire the next generation in the UAE

Dr. Wagdy Sawahel
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The Impact of Housing Programs in Ras Al Khaimah

Dr. Sandeep Agrawal
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Ten Things We’ve Learned over 10 Years of Researching Education in the Region

Dr. Natasha Ridge
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What is it like to study abroad as an Arab secondary school student?

Rafia Aldhahouri

Four Benefits of an International Internship in Ras al Khaimah

Callum Printsmith
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2018: A Year in Review

Dr. Natasha Ridge
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Recruitment, Retention and Integration of Healthcare Professionals: Modernizing Medical Workforce Governance in the UAE

Stephanie Short, Nikhil Hawal, Nasser Sai Albusaidi
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How to spell more precisely in the Arabic script? An innovation from the Islamic world

Helen Abadzi
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The Recipe for Education: 2018 UAE-Vietnam Teacher Exchange

Reham Zahran
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Funding Experiments in Education: Essential Considerations for Paying for Success

Holly Cook
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To Sustain Standard Arabic, Invest Early in Grammar

Helen Abadzi
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Challenges to preparing GCC national students for higher education abroad

Dr. Natasha Ridge
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Exploring the Promises and Pitfalls of Public, Private, and Philanthropic Partnerships in Education: The 2018 Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium

Susan Kippels
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Philanthropy in the Arab Region -reflections from the UAE

Dr. Natasha Ridge
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A day in the life of Old Ras Al Khaimah

Matthew MacLean
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Fathers May be Key to Improving Education in the Middle East

Dr. Natasha Ridge
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The tangible benefits of arts education in the Gulf, soft-skill development for the 21st century

Holly Cook
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Education, Training and Agenda 2030: What Progress One Year On? The Role and Impact of Gulf Philanthropy in Relation to SDG4

Susan Kippels