“Women and Globalization in the GCC: Negotiating States, Agency and Social Change”, is a workshop organized by May Aldabbagh from Harvard University and the Gender and Public Policy Program at the Dubai School of Government (DSG) and Dalia Abdelhady from the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Lund at the 2012 Gulf Research Meeting in Cambridge organized by the Gulf Research Center.
Over the past 15 years, the Arab region has witnessed major technology-led transformations which changed the norms of doing business, practicing governance and carrying out development efforts in the region.
The source of income for the vast majority of older people comes from their pension pay and/or social security subsidy. At such a stage, they are at risk of abuse, especially, when they tend to depend on others for care due to aging progression, and poor health status. It is observed that the number of older people has increased than ever before.
In the increasingly globalized context of the UAE, women’s leadership development programs have become high on the agenda of government, academic and private sector organizations.
The Gender and Public Policy program is committed to supporting the Dubai School of Government’s goal to promote good governance and contribute to capacity building in the region.
Since the spark of the popular movements across the Arab world, the critical debate about Arab youth’s political empowerment and the innovative uses of social media has been ongoing in policy and academic circles.
This policy brief explores how economic boom and population growth have triggered increased demand for water in the UAE, and provides several concrete policy suggestions on how to optimize water use.
The passionate debate on the impact of social media in the Arab world has continued throughout 2011 and 2012. However, it has largely moved beyond the classical polarized perception of the rigid paradigms of technologically deterministic’ views and the overly-romanticized ‘people power’ ones.
The provision for students with special educational needs in schools in Dubai is in a developmental stage as it seeks to meet identification, pedagogic and access challenges.
This policy brief examines the choices that high school students have to consider when planning the next stage of their education, looks into the decision making process and the factors affecting it.