Thought Leadership

AGFE is contributing to knowledge enrichment in the Arab region by fostering a culture of research and learning.

Read our latest papers, reports, policy briefs, and op-eds.

Research & Policy Briefs

Addressing Youth Unemployment: Training the Arab Region’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

In early 2021, AGFE collaborated with MIT and UAEU to bring MIT Bootcamps to the UAE. Over a 10-week period, 120 participants were tasked with creating a […]

High, Low, or No Tech? A Roundtable Discussion on the Role of Technology in Refugee Education

In recognition of the significant impact that education technology (EdTech) and COVID-19 has had on refugee education in recent years, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, […]

Emergency Remote Teaching or Online Learning? Arab Students Experiences During COVID-19

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of billions of people around the globe. In an attempt to contain the spread of the pandemic, governments implemented a […]

Roundtable on Refugee Education: Meeting Our Promises on Refugee Education During Covid-19

In recognition of the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on education for refugees, Save the Children, Education Cannot Wait, the World Bank and the Abdulla Al […]

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Op-Ed Pieces

Three Pillars To Enable Refugee Education For A Better Future

Long-term investment in education is a foundation to improving the chances of individuals, communities, and nations. With an estimated 35 million forcibly displaced people under the age […]

Pupils the world over need our solidarity

As we mark this International Day of Education, it is a moment to honour our education professionals, our institutions of learning, and our young people who actively […]

3 Ways the private sector can help upskill Arab youth

Employers in the region continue to report that despite high levels of youth unemployment, they are still having difficulty in sourcing suitably qualified graduates. For decades, higher […]

5 ways multinational corporations can have a greater impact on the SDGs

Multinationals need to do more to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Integrating SDG targets into their core business is good for the corporation and […]

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Empowering Emiratis to Drive the Nation Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program

This report illustrates the key achievements of the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program (YTP) over the first two years of its launch. YTP is a tailored online education […]

Foundations and the Future of Higher Education: Achieving Impact at Scale in the Arab World

In late February, we held a forum that addressed the role of foundations and the future of higher education in the Arab world, focusing on how to achieve […]

Inception Report: Our First Years in Review

Education impacts every facet of daily life. It propels human, economic, and social development, and empowers our future leaders. Three years ago, my father endowed the Abdulla […]

2017: A Year in Review

AGFE has made excellent progress towards its goals. This report illustrates AGFE’s key achievements in 2017.  Download the full Report  Back

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Monthly Spotlights

AGFE May Spotlight: Work-Integrated Learning

AGFE April Spotlight: University Consortium for Quality Online Learning

AGFE March Spotlight: Abdulla Al Ghurair Hub for Digital Teaching and Learning

AGFE February Spotlight: YTP Wins Gold Prize at Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards

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