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EDA, NCEMA organise training course on emergency and crisis preparedness

Two-day session introduces Diplomats to best practices in disaster management

The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) organised a two-day training session, in partnership with the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), on 27 & 28 September on ‘Preparation for emergencies and crisis’ for Diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This is part of EDA’s efforts to create a proactive and engaging academic environment that encourages innovation, scientific research and exchange of knowledge across a number of sectors.

Mariam Al Mahmoud, Director of Executive Education at EDA, said: that “The Academy organises diverse training courses in cooperation with local and international partners to enhance the academic knowledge and skills of current and future diplomats to enable them to contribute positively to the UAE’s foreign policy goals.”

“The training programme is aimed at introducing the Diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the best practices in emergency response and disaster management. Organising the session underlines our commitment to collaborate with partners from the government, private, academic and international sectors to fulfill EDA’s mission to build capabilities that support the objectives of the UAE’s foreign policy. Our aim is to deliver high impact training and to disseminate research findings and thought leadership that furthers the understanding of diplomacy and international relations,” Al Mahmoud added.

Supervised and facilitated by Aref Rashid Salem Al Zaabi, Head of the Specialised Training Unit at the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, the training session at EDA focused on the various functions of the Supreme Council for National Security, and the specialty areas of the NCEMA in the broader context of the emergency management system in the UAE. The session also shed light on different types of emergencies, disasters and crisis situations.

Established in 2014, EDA is a pioneering integrated academic and research centre dedicated to strengthening the UAE national’s foreign policy knowledge. EDA equips the UAE’s current and future diplomats with the knowledge, multi-disciplinary skills and network required for a rewarding career in Foreign Service.