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.

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

Callum Printsmith
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Mental Health First Aid in the UAE

Alya Saif Al Ghais

Families’ Role in Promoting a Healthier Culture and Society in the UAE: The Intergenerational Effects of Healthy Eating

Shwikar Othman, Mary Steen
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How to Save the Date Palm Groves? Identify and Protect Water Sources and Traditional Water Works

William Raynolds

Making the UAE an International Destination for Higher Education and Research

Marvin Erfurth

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

Inclusive Dialogue Develops Inclusive Policies and Practices for People of Determination

Aida Mohajeri