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  • Streamlining and Modernizing Medical Workforce Governance: A Case Study of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

    Stephanie Short
    July 22, 2018

    Medical workforce governance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a significant and timely topic. Issues of professional recruitment, retention, and integration require attention, as the majority of doctors and other healthcare professionals in the UAE are internationally trained graduates.

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  • The Potential of Ultrasound Technology and Chemotherapy Carriers in Breast Cancer Treatment

    Ghaleb Husseini, Yassmine Abbas, Nahid Awad, American University of Sharjah
    May 31, 2018

    This policy paper offers a number of recommendations related to furthering cancer research in the UAE and Gulf region for the benefit of citizens, residents and those impacted by breast cancer around the world.

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  • Transforming Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Ras Al Khaimah

    Salman Albeshan, Martin Mackey, Syeda Hossain, Patrick C. Brennan
    April 30, 2018

    Although the incidence and death rates from breast cancer are lower in the UAE compared to Western countries, there is a noticeable upward trend in both rates among Emirati women with more aggressive forms of the disease being noted, particularly among younger women.

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  • NORRAG Special Issue 01

    Multiple Authors
    April 01, 2018

    The first edition of NORRAG Special Issue (NSI) is dedicated to examining international frameworks and national policy as well as the challenges of fulfilling the right to education in practice. The Al Qaismi Foundation is proud to collaborate with NORRAG to bring you the Middle-Eastern edition of the Special Issue, which is comprised of seven articles with regionally-relevant content that has been translated into Arabic for this issue.

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  • A New Funding Mechanism: Social Impact Bonds and the Implications for the Public Sector

    Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels, Brian Jaewon Chung, Al Qasimi Foundation
    March 18, 2018

    This policy paper explains the growth and motivations behind various stakeholder involvement in Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and examines current SIB activities across sectors, particularly education.

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  • Preserving and Promoting Ras Al Khaimah's Cultural Heritage

    Matthew MacLean
    February 08, 2018

    Perhaps more than any other emirate, Ras Al Khaimah's urban and rural environments convey the aura of authenticity sought by many visitors to the region. The emirate contains numerous sites of cultural and archaeological interest, many of which are underutilized and underdeveloped. Current efforts to revitalize these sites are in their planning stages and as the emirate grows as a tourist destination, it will have to balance the desire to attract tourists with the need to retain the authentic atmosphere that attracts visitors in the first place.

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  • 2017 Al Qasimi Foundation Annual Report

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    February 01, 2018

    The Al Qasimi Foundation spent 2017 giving back to our community, investing in our research and programmatic endeavors, while deepening and widening our engagement in issues related to education, philanthropy, community development, the arts, and culture. While pursuing these focus areas, we also took a closer look at our relationships with stakeholders, ensuring our efforts remain responsive to the needs of our community, renewing our commitment to the holistic, sustainable development of our emirate and the UAE.

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  • Arts Education: Resources and Options for the UAE and Ras Al Khaimah

    Elizabeth Derderian
    January 30, 2018

    This policy paper discusses the benefits of arts education. The goals of the research were to 1) identify educational and community benefits to art and arts education; 2) conduct a nationwide survey of existing arts and cultural initiatives to understand the broader contexts of arts programming in the United Arab Emirates (UAE); and 3) identify ways organizations and policy makers could meaningfully engage and support burgeoning arts initiatives in Ras Al Khaimah.

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  • Building Life Skills Through Positive Education: Evidence from Ras Al Khaimah (UAE)

    Louise Lambert, Namrata Budhraja, Caitrin Mullan, Gauri Gupta
    January 01, 2018

    While the impacts of positive education and psychology have been shown to develop character strengths conducive to better employment choices, career success, workplace engagement, and overall life satisfaction, programming supporting such development is often not prioritized in the education sector. This chapter from "The Future of Labour Market Reform in the Gulf Region: Towards a Multi-Disciplinary, Evidence-Based and Practical Understanding” examines the feasibility and impacts of a positive education and psychology pilot program in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE and provides recommendations for supporting the development of these character strengths.

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  • Policy Options for Improving Teacher Satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates

    Melanie Nethercott, Elizabeth Buckner
    November 30, 2017

    This policy paper examines teacher satisfaction and public perceptions of teachers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), drawing on the detailed findings of Buckner’s (2017) The Status of Teaching and Teacher Professional Satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates.

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