- Supports national resilience through a joint platform that combines skills and competencies of diplomacy and international relations, and those related to safety, security, defence, emergency and crisis management.
- Contributes to the exchange of knowledge, professional expertise and research cooperation in developing diplomatic & security studies and solutions to the most complex issues in international relations around the world.
Abu Dhabi: Rabdan Academy and Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance joint cooperation between the two Academies in the fields of international relations, diplomacy, safety, security, defence, emergency and crisis management.
The signing ceremony took place at AGDA in Abu Dhabi, where the MoU was signed by H.E. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, and H.E. Nickolay Mladenov, Director General of AGDA, in the presence of a number of senior management members of both parties.
The strategic partnership between the two Academies will pave the way for an opportunity to exchange relevant knowledge and expertise, provide technical and consulting services, develop professional academic and training programs, along with joint research collaboration that contributes to developing diplomatic & security studies and solutions to the most complex issues in international relations around the world.
The two Academies also seek, through this cooperation, to provide a joint platform that supports the development of diplomatic, security and defence capacities and competencies, through the global expertise of both Academies that combine academic & specialized research education, and professional expertise at the international level.
H.E. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, said: ‘This partnership will enhance the level of national resilience in the country through a joint platform that combines skills and competencies of diplomacy and international relations, and those related to safety, security, defence, emergency and crisis management, which will positively reflect on the development of an integrated set of unique and exceptional skills that provide the highest level of professional performance and keep pace with the requirements of today’s rapidly changing world’.
H.E. Nickolay Mladenov, Director General of AGDA, said: ‘AGDA is committed to working with local and international organizations to offer the best preparation for future diplomats. This MOU reflects our willingness to provide premier training to future diplomats in collaboration with leading UAE institutions. The Rabdan Academy is a perfect partner for this goal’.
The two Academies will form a joint working group to develop the necessary vision and mechanisms that contribute to achieving the greatest possible benefit under this fruitful strategic partnership, especially since both are specialized higher education institutions, which uniquely combine high-level academic education and professional vocational training.
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 (SSDEC) Sectors.
The Academy was officially established under Law No. 7 for 2013, issued by the late 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 higher education institution in the world specialised in the SSDEC domain that achieves top “5 star” ratings in the 2 categories of Teaching and Employability under the QS Stars University Rating System.
As a unique institution, the Academy provides learning in a dual approach, combining academic and vocational education in one place, whilst recognising prior learning and experience and providing accredited and transferable credit from course to course and job to job.
About the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA):
The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) is a globally recognised diplomatic centre of excellence in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It delivers accredited academic programmes and high-impact executive training to develop future diplomats, as well as the government and business leaders of tomorrow. AGDA brings together an intellectual community from the world of diplomacy, academia and research. As a respected and evolving regional think tank, AGDA produces research that advances knowledge and capabilities relevant to the UAE’s foreign policy objectives. The Academy is a producer of leading resources, including indices and publications.