MBRSG Public Policy Forum


The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Public Policy Forum is the UAE’s leading academic forum on public policy issues. It brings together a diverse number of world-class experts from the education sector regionally and globally to directly address the future challenges, opportunities and direction of education policy.  In light of the fact that education has been and continues to be a key driver for tangible progress and development in the UAE, the public policy forum on Education will focus on the roles of public and private sector in education provisions, capacity building in the sector, impact of reforms and how innovation and technology are being leveraged to improve outputs in the education sector
This forum will be a platform for policymakers and stakeholders to connect and drive change, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Public Policy Forum will contribute to advancing a sustainable education model in the region and to shaping the manner in which the sector is governed. 

Why Attend

Education has been established by the leaders of the UAE as one of the pillars of social and cultural, social and economic. In the GCC, education has drawn the attention of major stakeholders to local, regional and international issues. The UAE has adopted a successful education strategy which enables them to achieve the objectives of the National Agenda 2020 and to optimize the benefits of developments toward a more holistic approach to pedagogy. For these reforms to be sustainable the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Public Policy Forum 2017 will provide a platform to explore the future directions that education policy should take in the UAE
This Forum under the theme “Future Direction in Education Policy” will host key decision makers, international speakers in policy debates and round table discussions in order to identify challenges, and explore the future policy requirements which can sustain the remarkable pace of development that education has seen in the UAE.
The research papers delivered at the Forum will be published in a conference proceeding in Arabic and English and made available to the public so this is an excellent opportunity for regional and international researchers to share their expertise about the policy development in the education sector

Who should attend

  • Ministers, policymakers, political leaders, senior government officials from the education sector
  • Education leaders –  Owners of schools, Directors, Principals, Head Teachers
  • Investors in education
  • Professor & Academics
  • Public Administration and Public Policy students and Alumni
  • Leading international and local media

About the Organizers

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (formerly (Dubai School of Government) was launched in 2005 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai as the first research and teaching institution focusing on governance and public policy in the Arab world. The School aims to support good governance in the UAE and the Arab world, and build future leaders through an integrated system offering education and training programs, as well as research and studies.

The School's operations are founded on global best practices developed in collaboration with the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and it is considered a unique model for academic institutions in that it focuses on the practical side of governance. The School also collaborates with several government and private institutions both regionally and internationally.

The overall design and implementation of training programs is built on the foundation of scientific thought and is inspired by the reality of Arab public administration and with a view to addressing the issues and helping future leaders meet the challenges facing public administration in various parts of the Arab world. The School also organizes international and regional conferences and specialized workshops, and holds forums to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge between Arab region and the world.

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