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.

Holly Cook

Recent Posts


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

Holly Cook

Funding Experiments in Education: Essential Considerations for Paying for Success

Holly Cook

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

Holly Cook