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  • Mena region needs a serious solution to tackle the ‘youth problem’

    The National
    May 29, 2017

    The high unemployment rates in the Arab region are well documented. Despite high levels of enrollment, instruction quality is poor. With low oil prices, the public sector isn't hiring and with the high expatriate population, the competition to find private sector jobs excludes all but the best foreign-educated local. With students facing final exams, what should they do next? Continue to study or find a job?

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  • 5 things to know about Gulf philanthropy

    May 15, 2017

    Over the past decade, the number of foundations and nonprofits in the Gulf region has exploded, up from just a handful to dozens of organizations, ranging from development funds to specific issue-focused family philanthropies. Often modeled on Western foundations, but drawing on a culture of generous giving, these organizations will be a powerful force in the Middle East’s development for years to come.

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  • Basket of Giving Initiative Releases 31 Inmates and Studies 51 Cases

    Al Ittihad
    April 22, 2017

    The Basket of Giving initiative launched by the Ras Al Khaimah Police General Headquarters, as part of its Year of Giving initiative, has resulted in the release of some 31 physically disabled inmates. This has been part of a multi-organizational effort to provide supportive programing to inmates. Initiatives have included continuing education courses as well as the building of a fully-equipped library by the Al Qasimi Foundation.

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  • Giving With a Purpose: How to Volunteer for Personal and Professional Development

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    March 31, 2017

    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.

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  • Al Qasimi Foundation Named One of the Leading Regional Think Tanks in the World

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    March 01, 2017

    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.

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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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