Al Bateen Majlis organized a lecture called “Rabdan Academy’s Role in Supporting and Promoting National Resilience”

Al Bateen Majlis organized a lecture called “Rabdan Academy’s Role in Supporting and Promoting National Resilience”

Al-Bateen Council organized a lecture called “Rabdan Academy’s Role in Supporting and Promoting National Resilience”, which was managed by Jaber Al-Suwaidi, Director-General of the Diwan of His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and delivered by Dr. Faisal Obeid Al-Ayyan, vice president of Rabdan Academy, in the presence of a group of dignitaries and residents of the area.

Jaber Mohammed Al-Suwaidi welcomed the audience and conveyed to them the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. That was followed by a photographic presentation of the stages and developmental projects of the Academy since its establishment.

Dr. Faisal Obeid Al-Ayyan revealed the Academy’s readiness to introduce modern scientific disciplines in the fields of national security, defense, analysis, research and investigation…etc. to be among the seven institutions in the world to award an internationally accredited academic degree in those sciences.

Dr. Faisal Obeid Al-Ayyan said that the academy intends to implement a number of developmental projects, and pioneering academic initiatives at the national level, including the introduction of about 12 academic programs, 3 of which are majored in the master’s and bachelor’s degrees, in addition to 8 programs to qualify their participants for obtaining accredited certificates to work In a number of public and private institutions and establishments.

He pointed out that these projects will help in increasing the percentage of Emiratization within the cadres and faculty members of the Academy from 54% to 65% by 2020, as well as increasing the number of students from 466 students to 1500 students by 2020.

He also pointed out that the initiatives adopted by the academy come within the frame of encouraging the students and whoever are interested in accessing the educational programs provided for governmental and private institutions to enroll in the academy for the purpose of fulfilling its national responsibilities in meeting the challenges, protecting the sovereignty of the country and maintaining its gains.

In his lecture, the lecturer focused on a number of axes, the most important of which is the academy’s strategy for developing the safety and security sector in the country, which is based on training, raising the percentage of Emiratization in the private institutions security zones, offering educational programs that are in line with the changes of time, meeting the security and safety requirements and improving the quality of the services provided by the Academy.

In response to a question about the academy’s approach for obtaining financial support, and how it manages its operating costs, Dr. Faisal Obeid Al-Ayyan said:

The projects overseen by the academy generate funds that cover up to 45% of the operating costs, while the government pays the remainder. He also stressed out the existence of initiatives that aim to raise this ratio to 100% in the coming years.