Anisa Al Sharif
Parenting Educator and Founder of Tanshi2a
A Certified Hand in Hand instructor and Social Entrepreneur, Anisa Al Sharif is also a conscious parenting educator and a Social Policy Expert. She is passionate about family issues, child development and education.
The Founder of Tanshia, a social enterprise and platform that promotes Conscious Parenting approaches and Child-Led Learning practices, she leads parenting support groups and other community-based initiatives.
Anisa is Emirati. For 13 years, she worked for Dubai Government as a Social Development Policy Advisor. As head of the Socio-Economic Development Department at Dubai’s Executive Council, she worked on key strategies – including the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 – and led the development of public policies in the areas of education, human capital development, parenting, Third Sector and PWD inclusion. She currently works as an independent advisor on public social policy.
An experienced speaker, Anisa has participated in high-level government events and conferences. She has also served on panels at prestigious academic institutions.
On a personal level, Anisa is an enthusiastic reader. After her daughter was born, she became especially interested in Arabic children’s literature and Arabic content for children.
She holds a Masters degree in International Social Policy from Bath University in the UK, and a Bachelors degree in Economics from UAE University.