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About the Forum

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the first edition of the UAE Public Policy Forum focusing on “Future Direction of Education Policy”. The forum will be hosting regional and global industry experts to directly address the future challenges, opportunities and direction of education policies in the UAE and across the region.

Taking place on March 12th and 13th 2017, the two days forum will focus on a range of key topics, including and not limited to:

  1. Public Private partnership in Education
  2. Global Standards of excellence
  3. Effectiveness of education reforms
  4. Paradigm shift in UAE education
  5. Innovation and technology
  6. Capacity Building through Education

MBRSG is dedicated to the advancement of effective public governance in Dubai, UAE and the Arab World by fostering applied research, disseminating best practices and empowering leaders and policy makers.


The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government UAE 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.

The forum will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, from March 12-13, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.

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
For more information or inquires please contact us on
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Convention Tower, Level 13,
P.O. Box 72229, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 329 3290
Fax: +971 4 329 3291