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 for more information.

Dr. Natasha Ridge

Recent Posts


Ten Things We’ve Learned over 10 Years of Researching Education in the Region

Dr. Natasha Ridge

2018: A Year in Review

Dr. Natasha Ridge

Challenges to preparing GCC national students for higher education abroad

Dr. Natasha Ridge

Philanthropy in the Arab Region -reflections from the UAE

Dr. Natasha Ridge

Fathers May be Key to Improving Education in the Middle East

Dr. Natasha Ridge