Thought Leadership

AGF 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.

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

April Spotlight – Navigating the Future: 2022 Annual Report

March Spotlight – Bridging the Employability Gap: The 3Cs Approach

February Spotlight – Academic and Career Counseling for Elevated Livelihoods

January Spotlight – Al Ghurair Foundation Youth Advisory Council

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Research & Policy Briefs

The Al Ghurair Thought Leadership Series

At the RCEP UNESCO headquarters in Sharjah University City, the Al Ghurair Thought Leadership Series explored the skills gaps in the GCC in November 2022. The event […]

The 3Cs of Bridging the Emirati Employment Gap

We have been living through the most significant skill and job transformation since the early 19th century. This pressing need for rapid skills development comes at a […]

The Strategy of Sustainability: A Partnership Approach

On June 23rd, 2022, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education’s first edition of the Thought Leadership Series discussed the importance of partnerships in creating lasting value […]

Planning for Online Learning in Tertiary Education in the UAE

The University Consortium for Quality Online Learning (UCQOL) was founded in 2020 by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of […]

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