TRENDS Research & Advisory is an independent and progressive think tank, based in Abu Dhabi – UAE, building a global network of research associates. TRENDS aims to help improve policies and decision-making processes through rigorous research and analysis.
At TRENDS we explore beyond-news-agendas and delve into the underlying variables influencing policy-makers to predict future opportunities and challenges, through our network of international experts.
Our analysis, which serves as a primary resource for leaders and policy-makers in governments and organizations, covers vital global, regional and country-specific matters. Our experts work to create innovative solutions to confront crucial regional and international trajectories by analyzing and advancing trends.
Our vision is to serve as the most reliable and accurate source in the region for governments and organizations. TRENDS aims to serve as a leading institute for future studies in the region and to be regarded as an important contributor to the development of innovative solutions worldwide.
Our mission is to permeate current affairs in order to expose underlying strategic movements by better predicting future developments and confronting possible challenges. Our international network of skilled experts endeavor to provide transparent geopolitical and macroeconomic analysis.
- Be part of global community of research institutes the contribution of which positively affect the future of humanity.
- Engage in empirical research for the discovery of unseen global risks and challenges.
- Build and foster an environment for future studies in the region.
- Train and enable future leaders to deepen their visions and to provide them with the appropriate tools in order to overcome future threats.
- Create a platform of open discussion between governments, businesses, and civil institutions.
- Consult and advise government entities and various institutions through our network of experts.
Dr. Richard Burchill
Director of Research & Engagement
Deputy Director of Research
Dr. Abdullah Busanad
Samira Saleh Usman
Senior Education Reform Researcher
Dr. Mohammed Issam Laaroussi
Senior International Relations Researcher
Nadeen Al Shawa
Prof. Abdelqader Fahmi
Prof. Mohammad Al Daghestani
Dr. Khaled Shnikat
Public Relations Officer
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