Rabdan Academy and EWEC to Collaborate on Scientific and Academic Skill Development and Knowledge Exchange

MoU creates new strategic partnership focused on enhancing multidisciplinary capabilities through world-class training programmes on safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness and crisis management. 

Agreement leverages joint expertise of both organisations to exchange experiences, technologies and services to qualify individuals and entities to the highest international standards.

Rabdan Academy and the Emirates Water & Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance multidisciplinary capabilities and expertise in Safety, Security, Defence, Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management Sectors (SSDEC).

The signing ceremony took place at Rabdan Academy’s main campus in Abu Dhabi, where the MoU was signed by H.E. Dr. Faisal Obaid Al Ayyan, Vice President of Rabdan Academy, and Mr. Othman Al Ali, CEO of EWEC, in the presence of a number of senior management members of both parties.

Under the MoU Rabdan Academy will collaborate with EWEC in multiple strategic areas to develop world-class SSDEC scientific and academic training programmes to enhance EWEC’s individual and organisational qualifications in these key areas in accordance with the highest international standards. The partnership will also strengthen research and development opportunities between both parties, together with providing technical and consulting services.

The initiative supports the strategic objective to empower Emirati talent to enhance national resilience and contribute to ensuring the future prosperity of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

H.E. Dr. Faisal Obaid Al Ayyan, Vice President of Rabdan Academy, said: “This MoU comes as part of our continuous endeavor to increase cooperation and coordination with key national actors, building organisation and human capacities, along with qualifying specialised cadres to keep pace with global development and contribute to the comprehensive advancement within the framework of an integrated system implemented in elaborate and orderly manner according to the world's best-known standards.”

Al Ayyan praised the level of distinguished relations between Rabdan Academy and EWEC, affirming that the MoU will directly contribute to strengthening the two parties' joint efforts to share expert knowledge and upskill the Abu Dhabi energy sector in SSDEC, and the organisation of scientific seminars, conferences and workshops.

Mr. Othman Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer of EWEC, said: “Our key partnership with Rabdan Academy will create future Emirati leaders in the key field of SSDEC, and support EWEC’s development of innovative business continuity solutions that enhance our resilience. We look forward to working closely with Rabdan Academy on expert technical and scientific services to support capabilities in key areas, and further strengthen our position as an energy sector leader in Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management.”

Through the MoU, both Rabdan Academy and EWEC seek to make the most of the capabilities and expertise available to both parties within the framework of an impactful strategic partnership that meets future aspirations and achieves common strategic goals.

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About Rabdan Academy

Rabdan Academy is a government-owned world class education institution established to coordinate and enhance learning outcomes for organisations and individuals in the Safety, Security, Defence, Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management Sectors. Rabdan Academy was officially established under Law No. 7 for 2013, issued by the late H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and is accredited by the UAE’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Education. The Academy is the first in UAE to provide learning in a dual approach, combining academic and vocational education in one place whilst recognisng prior learning and experience and providing accredited and transferable credit from course to course and job to job. For more information, please visit www.ra.ac.ae

About Emirates Water and Electricity Company

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) drives the planning, forecasting, purchase and supply of water and electricity in Abu Dhabi and beyond. EWEC performs its role as the sole procurer of water and electricity from independent producers, ensuring the short- and long-term balancing of bulk supply and demand for distribution companies. EWEC is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy. For more information, please visit www.ewec.ae.

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