Emarat Al-Ard Research Centre for Sustainable Development
EMARDEV is a leading non-profit organisation that strives to shape a better future for all through comprehensive, balanced and inclusive sustainable development. We believe that by taking an interdisciplinary approach to research, publications, training courses and events, we will empower a wide range of stakeholders to make a meaningful impact in their communities and on the world. With your support, we will continue to drive progress, inspire positive change and maximise impact. Together, we will create a sustainable future for all.
Who are we?
EMARDEV is a London-based independent research centre that aims to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development at global, national, and local levels, with a regional focus on MENA and OIC countries and their diaspora communities.
Through the use of its novel methodology, Emarat Al-Ard indices™ to assess countries’ sustainable development performance, rigorous and robust interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange programmes, and consultancy services, EMARDEV helps state and non-state actors in developing and assessing their sustainable development objectives, targets, policies, strategies and monitoring & evaluation processes and help in aligning their efforts towards a comprehensive, balanced and inclusive sustainable development.
Our Research Areas
Indices Research & Development
In EMARDEV, we have created a novel methodology and indices incorporating indices that measure Emarat hat measure Emarat hat measure Emarat al-ard, a concept that offers a comprehensive, balanced, and inclusive form of sustainable development, which is inspired by the objectives (maqasid) of Islam. The indices R&D research group objectives are to continuously hone and develop its methodology, indices, and metrics; conduct Countries Performance Analysis, and issue periodical reports.
Environment Protection Research
Climate change deviates our planet from its balance, negatively impacting the environment while causing much harm to human beings. The Environment Protection research group’s research focus is on the role that the environment plays in the contribution to development. This research group objecties is to study the impact of climate change on Emarat al-ard by exploring different areas and their influence renewable energy, circular economy, carbon measurement, environmental accounting.
Universal Objectives & Interfaith Research
The historic Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, signed by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmad Al-tayyeb and Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi in Feb 2019, recognized and invited across the world are brothers and sisters research group objectives are to help in promoting peace cohesion, equality, as well as freedom and tolerance through cooperation and knowledge sharing from different faith perspectives to allow for a more inclusive, and comprehensive development.
At the core of any developmental effort is securing and guaranteeing an acceptable and favourable quality of life. In order to achieve the objectives of Emarat al-ard, it is essential to ensure the provision of the most basic and necessary needs aspects of life that are key to enabling a respectable quality of life for all. This Lives Enrichment research group objectives are to safeguard and enrich human lives through the maintenance and provision basic needs from food and health to housing and security.
For the whole community to develop, and for the objectives of Emarat al-ard to be achieved, one has to start at the small unit level, which is what this research group is devoted towards devoted towards studying. This is one of EMARDEV’s research groups that has a micro-level focus, oriented towards studying family wellbeing and generation empowerment.
Spiritual & Moral
For Emarat al-Ard objectives to be achieved and prosperity to be promoted at the community level, goals have to first begin with the to first begin to first begin with the to first begin individual by to first begin with the strengthening and elevating morals and spiritual health. For that reason, this research group studies how to best promote virtues such as compassion, and temperance, as well as acts of charity and altruism and the impacts of such virtues and other faith-based perspectives on sustainable development.
Education & Intellectual
Education enables every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future for himself, his family, community and environment. The Education and Intellectual Enlightenment research group focuses on feeding and developing the minds of individuals through education and innovation. To flourish, both the mental wellbeing and intellectual knowledge levels have to grow, and this research group’s objectives are to study how the promotion of quality education, development of pedagogy, and the protection of mental health could influence sustainable development and impact Emarat Al-Ard.