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  • UAE Gender Balance Council on track to implement UN 2030 agenda

    Khaleej Times
    February 21, 2017

    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 three-day workshop to accelerate the implementation of SDG 5 - 'achieve gender equality', as part of 'SDGs in Action @ WGS'. It explored the role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the 17 SDGs.

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  • What to look out for at RAK Fine Arts Festival 2017

    Anna Seaman, The National
    February 16, 2017

    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, and her head is fashioned from part of an old mangrove tree taken after it had already died, from the natural landscape along the emirate’s thriving coast.

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  • 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

    February 01, 2017

    The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) marks the tenth year of continued efforts by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania to acknowledge the important contributions and emerging global trends of think tanks worldwide.

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  • Education, Training and Agenda 2030: What Progress One Year On? The Role and Impact of Gulf Philanthropy in Relation to SDG4

    Susan Kippels, Al Qasimi Foundation
    February 01, 2017

    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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  • Ras Al Khaimah Case Study included in UNESCO Doha’s GCC Report on "Momentum for Education 2030"

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    January 04, 2017

    In October the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research hosted an event to share findings from a collaborative case study with UNESCO Doha on Ras Al Khaimah's education system. The case study was one of six included in a broader research initiative which was funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

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  • Communicating Success: The Value of Annual Reports

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    January 02, 2017

    Foundations and nonprofits are mission-driven organizations, and there is growing acknowledgement that communications play an important role in achieving their social change goals. While new practices and social media platforms often garner the most attention, it would be a mistake to underestimate the value of more traditional tools in effectively reaching stakeholders. Annual reports are one such tool.

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  • The Al Qasimi Foundation: Leadership that Supports Innovation

    Al Bayan
    December 11, 2016

    Dr. Natasha Ridge, Executive Director at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, discusses the organization's current projects and plans for the future, including initiatives related to research, teacher professional development, and arts and culture.

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  • UAE Scores in School Survey Drops in Science, Reading and Maths

    Roberta Pennington, The National
    December 06, 2016

    Despite the UAE maintaining its top ranking for the region in a survey conducted by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) on pupils’ proficiency, it experienced a drop in its global rankings across two other subjects. Dr. Natasha Ridge discusses that while country comparisons can be useful, the UAE should use its country data to identify areas where it believes improvement is needed

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  • New International Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

    Al-Fanar Media
    November 11, 2016

    Most countries in the Arab world have been placed in the “very high” category of a worldwide table that ranks countries based on young people’s digital skills and their access to basic and secondary education. Predictably, the Gulf states top the Arab list. Dr. Soohyun Jeon discusses other improvements that still need to be made to continue improving education in the region.

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  • Ras Al Khaimah Case Study on Education 2030 launched in United Arab Emirates

    UNESCO office in Doha
    October 13, 2016

    UNESCO Doha has successfully conducted the Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates Case Study in collaboration with the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation and the National Commission of UNESCO in the United Arab Emirates and Ministry of Education, which was launched on 13 October 2016 in the RAK Chamber of Commerce.

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