17. Partnerships for the Goals
In its efforts to work toward achieving SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals, Al Ain University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Educators Without Borders International (EWB). Prof. El Refae indicated that Al Ain University recognizes the importance of partnerships with local and international organizations in the implementation of the UAE 2030 strategic plan agenda toward a more sustainable future. He stressed that AAU is committed to its contribution to the mission of providing education locally and globally, especially to communities in disadvantaged conditions.
This strategic collaboration aims to exchange expertise in teacher preparation training, consultancy and research between the two parties, and manifests joint efforts to serve humanitarian and charitable work. Within the terms of this MoU, AAU provides training support from educational experts from the College of Education to teachers in disadvantaged communities internationally through EWB. This collaboration also serves as a catalyst for future research and relevant events that serve the realization of the UAE’s ambitious vision for national and global sustainable development.