Publications

Maysa contributes to international development, education and philanthropy through her writing. She has published reports and articles as Non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and as Senior Fellow at the AUB Issam Fares Institute. Maysa has also worked closely with Theirworld to develop several refugee education plans and reports. 

She is commissioned regularly by donor agencies and academia to write reports on aid effectiveness, philanthropy, Edtech strategies and more. Maysa’s articles have been published in international and national media including Project Syndicate, the World Economic Forum, The Globe & Mail, AlSharq AlAwsat, The National, The Huffington Post and others.

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A new, bold approach is needed to enhance the region’s rich tradition of giving​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Four years ago, we set out to establish the Arab world’s largest privately funded education foundation. The mandate that its founder Abdulla Al Ghurair laid out was focused and ambitious: to help 15,000 under-served, high-achieving Arab youth access high-quality[...]

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Bringing Arab Education Online

Inadequate access to high-quality schooling in the Arab world has contributed to a widening skills gap that is leaving many young people, even those who have completed school, unemployed and hopeless. But one promising solution offers hope throughout the region: i[...]