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Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research was established in 2009 to aid in the social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah, a northern emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Established through Emiri decree by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the Foundation is considered a non-profit, quasi-governmental organization.
The Al Qasimi Foundation seeks to generate a world-class body of research on Ras Al Khaimah and the broader UAE, develop local capacity in the public sector, and engage the community in its work. Initially focused on education, the Foundation has expanded its priority areas to include health and wellness, urban and community development, and arts and culture. Signature initiatives include competitive international research grants, teacher and student professional development programs, and the annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival.
The Foundation believes in a people-centered approach to equipping the community to find creative, collaborative approaches to aid in the development of Ras Al Khaimah. Accordingly, our mission is to make significant contributions to the social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates by:
Generating and supporting innovative, high-quality research focused on education and related policy areas in order to inform decisions and support the creation of relevant, effective public policies
Developing and providing strategic services and support to build individual and local capacity in education and the public sector
Building a spirit of community, collaboration, and shared vision through purposeful engagement that fosters meaningful relationships among individuals and organizations
Our vision is the sustained social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates and the enhanced capacity, satisfaction, and quality of life for all members of its community, attained through effective public policy research and strategic service delivery.
Contribute to the positive development of the PEOPLE and COMMUNITY of Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates
COLLABORATE with individuals and organizations, both inside and outside of the United Arab Emirates, to further strengthen and enhance the impact of our work
Cultivate a culture of RESPECT and demonstrate INCLUSIVENESS for all those around us
Achieve the highest QUALITY and levels of PROFESSIONALISM in all we do: our approach to our work, our research, our service offerings, and our engagement activities
Approach our work with PASSION and practice INTEGRITY in everything we do
Model STEWARDSHIP in the use of community resources, knowledge, and relationships as we work toward advancing our mission