AGF’s mission to elevate the livelihoods of Arab and Emirati youth by supporting them throughout their education to employment pathways would not be possible without close collaborations with private sector, public sector, NGOs, and academic institutions. Together, we share a commitment to provide youth with access to innovative, high-quality educational solutions for the digital era.

Authentic collaborations and meaningful engagement with stakeholders are at the forefront of our work. We are driven by a belief in the power of authentic partnerships to create sustainable impact and provide youth with opportunities for a better life.

AGF is currently collaborating with over 38 partners in the UAE, Arab region, and internationally to create a greater impact and address the region’s education challenges

AGF collaborates with the public sector to support in guiding data-driven and evidence-based educational programs that are aligned with national priorities.

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education

AGF is privileged to be working in an environment that is conducive to innovative change in education solutions. The Ministry of Education has been a proactive partner in several online education programs implemented by AGF including the University Consortium for High Quality Online Learning (UCQOL) launched in July 2021. The pioneering multi stakeholder initiative supports select UAE universities to design, develop and deliver high quality accredited online programs and courses starting 2022. Nine universities are currently part of UCQOL. To find out more about the Consortium please click here

Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE)

AGF launched the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program (YTP) in collaboration with MOHRE in 2018. Powered by Arizona State University, YTP has been successful in reaching over 35,000 users who have benefitted from the Program that helps them make well-informed education and career decisions.

AGF collaborates with corporate partners to support youth in their education to employment pathways through market driven programs.

Strategic relationships with renowned corporate partners and business sector leaders drives impact and practical success, building on each other’s strengths and resources. Over the years, AGF has collaborated with corporate partners in the region and beyond with expertise in management consulting, consumer goods, oil and energy, telecommunications, mechanical engineering, and data science, amongst others. In order to better address market demands and identify sought after qualifications, AGF supports accredited online learning certificates recognized by corporates. Some of the leading multinationals we have worked with such as Danone and Siemens.

AGF connects and collaborates with like-minded partners to build the institutional and human resource capacities of international, regional, and UAE universities, ensuring greater access to education pathways for underserved Arab youth.

AGF collaborates with NGOs and international agencies to strengthen and scale impact-focused and outcome-driven educational initiatives, in addition to international NGOs such as the UNHCR.

Focus Areas for Collaborations

leadership and

Private and public
sector engagement


readiness and


We pilot and scale joint initiatives by co-designing models with our partners to:

  • Increase access to quality education throughout the UAE and Arab region that leads to system-level change.

  • Facilitate education
    to employment pathways.

  • Bridge the skills gap
    through upskilling, reskilling, and workplace learning programs.