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.

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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.

Thoughts on Philanthropy in Education During COVID-19

Marvin Erfurth

5 Key Challenges of Remote Learning

Sarah Han

The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Turning Point for Private Education in the UAE?

Max Eckert

If there is one thing that we have learned from Covid 19 in education it is the importance of teachers

Natasha Ridge

Early childhood education, what is it and why does it matter?

Priti Verma, Holly Cook

Top 5 Digital Literacy Skills UAE Students Need for Success

Roma Abhyankar

From Start-up to Sustainable Success: Lessons Learned from Our First 10 Years

Dr. Natasha Ridge, Caitrin Mullan

The promise of non-profit schools for all children in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries

Dr. Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels

Applying for an AQF Grant? Here are the Top 5 Things to Consider

Caitrin Mullan