Al Raissi noted that NCEMA
is a leader in specialised training relating to emergencies and disasters.
The signing ceremony was attended by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Thani, the chairman of Air Arabia, and Mohamed Khalfan Matar Al Romaithi, the director general, NCEMA
, in addition to members from both organisations.
The forum is part of the ongoing efforts of NCEMA
to inculcate a culture of safety and security among all residents in the UAE.
was built to attend to two main crisis types: man-made, which include terrorism, and large-scale accidents, and natural ones such as earthquakes and weather related calamities.
Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, NCEMA
Director General, stated: "The CEMC is one of the distinctive initiatives to serve the welfare of the UAE civic society, where we aim to build vital partnerships to establish a level of awareness and culture to respond to crisis and emergency situations and incidents.
Air Arabia and UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA
), the federal organisation responsible for coordinating the national response to emergencies and crises signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the airlines will provide the NCEMA
with all support needed in implementing its strategies and plans.
Air Arabia will be responsible to provide all support required by the NCEMA
for implementation of its strategies and plans during any emergencies.
Numerical modelling, especially weather modelling, takes centre stage in preventing natural disasters," said Ahmad Al Khatheri, head of prevention section at NCEMA
Jamal Al Hosani, director of information and communications technology at NCEMA
, said: "The idea of this conference came from the need to develop the concepts of the crisis, disaster and emergency management and to deepen the overall national response culture to the risks threatening lives and assets.
During the ceremony, held by NCEMA
at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Ali Salim bin Kenaid Al Falasi, Director of Support Services for NCEMA
, stated that this annual event is organised in order to show appreciation for employees across the board.
In turn, the NSDI will support NCEMA
s large-scale emergency management and public safety efforts.
EAD's successful track record of crisis management in collaboration with governmental counterparts - such as NCEMA
- will now be fortified with the introduction of the EOC.