March 2017
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What Have We Learned? New Publications

In the Arab World, and in the Gulf in particular, the father has traditionally occupied a unique and integral place, both in his own family and in his wider kinship networks. While much has been written about the role and function of the patriarchy in the Middle East, most of this has been negative, in particular with relation to the impact on women and children. Most of this research has also been qualitative in nature, relying on small sample sizes that make it difficult to extrapolate findings to the general population. As such, information on Arab fathers living in the Gulf and the impact of their lives on their children remains limited.  Read More

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research 2016 Annual Report

The Al Qasimi Foundation spent 2016 investing in its research and programmatic endeavors, deepening and widening our engagement in issues related to education, public health, urban development and arts and culture. While pursuing these focus areas, we also took a closer look at our relationships with stakeholders, who motivate us and help us to remain committed to research and development initiatives.   Read More

Seventh Annual GCES Symposium: Innovation and Transformation: Values, Challenges, and Prospects for Education in the GCC

The Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES) held its seventh annual symposium under the sponsorship of the Arab Open University Kuwait, the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research from April 5th to 7th, 2016. Entitled "Innovation and Transformation: Values, Challenges, and Prospects for Education in the GCC," the symposium was held at the Arab Open University in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It consisted of three different pre-conference workshops, two keynote addresses, three featured panels and seven breakout sessions with over 42 presentations by both invited speakers as well as those who had submitted abstracts.  Read More
The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research has been listed as one of the best free standing regional studies centers in the world by the University of Pennsylvania in their 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. The Foundation is one of only three Middle Eastern think tanks to be included on the prestigious list.  Read More
In the Headlines 

At almost two metres tall, the Woman From The Mangroves is life-size and imposing. Her body is made from fishing-net wire, traditionally used by the portside fishermen of Ras Al Khaimah.  It is one of 41 pieces of art, and 19 photographs, on show at the annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, which opened on Friday, February 17, and runs until Thursday.  Read More


The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index marks the tenth year of continued efforts by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania to acknowledge the contributions and emerging global trends of think tanks worldwide. Our ongoing objective for the report is to gain understanding of the role think tanks play in governments and civil societies.  Read More

 
Gulf philanthropic organizations have become increasingly prominent actors in the global education arena. While they are often working to support inclusive and equitable quality education, there is little research examining the overarching activities of these institutions. This piece describes why Gulf philanthropic organizations operating in education deserve greater attention from academics and policymakers. 
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In line with the UAE's commitment to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, the UAE Gender Balance Council recently hosted a successful three-day workshop to accelerate the implementation of SDG 5 - 'achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls', as part of 'SDGs in Action @ WGS'. 
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Tips & Tricks

This year has been declared the Year of Giving for the UAE, marking a renewed focus on the role of charity in society. A holistic approach to giving is now emerging, one that highlights both the societal and personal benefits of giving not only your money but also your time to the causes and people you care about . The big question is how can you volunteer in the UAE and what information should you consider beforehand?  Read More
We're Intrigued: Resources with Relevance

In the Gulf the lack of academic readiness of students who enroll in post-secondary institutions is of great concern. As the public begins to grasp the substantial benefits of higher education, the imperative now is to look more closely at the state of public and private K-12 education and how it can be improved to support knowledge-based economies.  Read More
 
The 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations worldwide use online technology to engage their supporters and donors. The report summarizes how NGOs worldwide use web and email communications, online and mobile fundraising tools, and social and mobile media.  Read More


There is growing momentum to get "back to the basics" of what makes cities thrive. Many of the most effective and immediate solutions are lighter, quicker, and cheaper than traditional top-down approaches to improving cities.  Read More
 
At New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) - a dual arts and academic curriculum - failure is taught as an important part of the journey toward success. If you want to help your students develop a growth mindset helping them become more comfortable with risk-taking and modeling critical feedback are strategies that you can adapt to your own practice.  Read More
 
Teachers are being pushed into new roles as their ability to connect online opens up new opportunities. They are finding their own TPD, sharing lesson plans, and becoming ambassadors on new approaches to teaching and learning. Without a leader who trusts their teachers, it is difficult to convert pockets of innovation into a school culture of empowerment.  Read More
Introduction to Hands on Learning
Our Hands on Learning program is a targeted student intervention method that aims to re-engage students who are at risk of dropping out of school.
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Our Mission

To aid in the social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates through high-quality policy research, strategic capacity development, and purposeful community engagement.
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