Hamdan bin Mubarak directs implementing recommendations of the “Crisis and Emergency Management Conference”

ABU DHABI: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the UAE University, has instructed the relevant authorities to implement the recommendation of the fourth Crisis and Emergency Management Conference for the introduction of business continuity management as part of the curriculum in colleges and universities.

He also directed the Continuing Education Center in the UAE University, to implement the recommendation to give persons with special needs the required attention to provide them with the means to raise the level of awareness of correct actions during emergencies, crises and disasters, to complement and support the efforts of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.

The Authority published a special edition of the magazine “Taware’e wa Azamat” Arabic of Emergency and Crisis, and other educational and awareness publications for the blind in “Braille”.

Sheikh Hamdan directed the managers of the Center to give this category long-term interest in all courses that the Center organizes in contribution to the integration of this category into the society, and to use their abilities and capabilities in building the State.

The Conference which was recently held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, under the theme “Preparedness and Response, Responsibility of all: a vigilant community”, concluded with several recommendations, including the need for continued work on an advanced infrastructure capable of responding to crises and disasters, and take advantage of best practices and exchange of experiences between all stakeholders on a global level, and prepare detailed contingency plans which should constantly be updated in light of new global developments, and the need for prior coordination between countries, particularly at the regional and Arab levels.

The Conference also recommended that the special needs category should be given the needed attention, and raise their awareness on how to act during emergencies, crises and disasters.