Dr Natasha Ridge, Executive Director, Al Qasimi Foundation


Dr. Natasha Ridge is Executive Director of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research. Prior to this, she was the Acting Director of Research at the Dubai School of government. She has a number of publications, including Education and the Reverse Gender Divide in the Gulf States: Embracing the Global, Ignoring the Local. Ridge holds a doctorate of education in international education policy from Columbia University and a master’s in international and community development from Deakin University. She is a founding board member and former president of the Gulf Comparative Education Society.


January 2021

This case study interview with Dr. Natasha Ridge highlights Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research's organisational strategy, particularly in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In this video, she highlights the value of community coherence and the challenges in identifying methods of distributing relief during a pandemic.