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Why partnerships are the key to sustainability in education

The critical contribution of a high quality post-secondary education system on a nation’s economic and social development is undisputed. Governments have long assumed responsibility for providing quality […]

Global Partnerships Are Needed to Strengthen Education for 80 Million Refugees

Today, we somberly observe World Refugee Day amid reminders that support for refugees and vulnerable populations through education is now more urgent than ever. UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee […]

From Education-To-Employment: Transitions Matter For Arab Youth

While Arab youth struggle with life-changing transitions, from being students, to job seekers and job creators, their career readiness capacities are often criticized by employers. The mismatch […]

Pandemic shockwaves reset the global education landscape

The onset and rapid spread of Covid-19 in early 2020 may have caused an avalanche of challenges for global education players but it also brought with it […]

‘Online learning models are more flexible & scalable,’ says Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Ministry of Education recently launched a new program that aims to support universities in the UAE in strengthening online programs and […]

COVID-19 And The Shift To Collective Strategic Philanthropy

For the philanthropy sector, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated an important shift to a new era of “collective strategic philanthropy” to better meet the […]

Arab Philanthropy: Moving Beyond Money To Outcomes

Calls for more funds to serve those who are facing aggravated health and economic risks in the Arab region due to the onslaught of COVID-19, have been […]

Emergency Response To Covid-19 Is Not The Future Of Online Education

The Covid-19 pandemic and the response from all 22 Arab states to contain the spread of the virus by closing educational institutions is having a profound impact […]

Uae Must Lead Online Learning In Middle East

This op-ed written by His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of AGFE, was originally featured in Gulf News on March 31, 2020. In an early attempt to contain […]

Better Together – Finding Our Way Through The Crisis

AGFE CEO Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar comments on how to manage the transition to online learning in the UAE as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.   […]

How To Prevent A Lost Generation

Lily Chan and Maureen Kantner, two graduate students from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, reflect on the findings from their report on Employment Trends, Challenges and Opportunities […]

In The “GIG Economy,” Only Highly Skilled Workers Are Sought After

Most Arab youth are in a precarious position, neither able to compete globally for top jobs nor for jobs that can be offered at a lower cost […]

Educating Refugees: Learning The Hard Way

For refugees, humanitarian aid is crucial. Support for education, however, often falls through the cracks. Four leaders in this field argue that without more coherent support at […]

Bringing Arab Education Online

Originally featured in Project Syndicate, AGFE CEO Maysa Jalbout explores the world of online learning and the potential it has for providing quality education to youth in […]