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

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.


Abu Dhabi – 08 September 2022: 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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