* Organizing an SDGs-centered workshop
* Presenting 7 outstanding student projects
* Addressing 6 focus areas during a discussion session organized and presented by students of the academy
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 06 February 2020: Rabdan Academy, specialized in safety, security, defense, emergency readiness and crisis management sectors, is participating in the UAE Innovation Month 2020 initiative, the largest national event to celebrate innovation and innovators, under the theme 'The UAE Innovates in Preparation for the Next 50 Years'. The academy's participation will include several workshops and events to shed light on its unique and sustainable experience in preparing generations specialized in security and safety and capable of protecting the UAE and its national gains.
Over the course of five days, the academy organizes various events and activities that highlight student creativity and innovation and presents its latest educational tools and aids. The Academy will also showcase the utilized technology to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge and help them perform their professional tasks in the future.
On February 3rd, the Academy organized a workshop on sustainable development goals in cooperation with experts from the National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop was attended by Academy students, employees and professors. Participants worked in groups to find solutions to five sustainability challenges in line with the academy's keenness to support the national strategy to realize the SDGs. On February 4th, the Academy organized the 'Rabdan Innovation Day' event aimed at highlighting the latest technologies and modern innovations. The event included presentations of virtual reality technologies and drone applications.
A discussion session will be held on February 6th with students participating in the UAE Innovation Month 2020 to discuss the latest global security and safety educational programs and tools to motivate students, faculty and the administrative body to exchange knowledge and ideas and find innovative solutions for challenges they face.
Mr. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, said: “The academy seeks to share its experience of providing approved, world class training and educational programs in safety, security, defense, emergency readiness and crisis management sectors, with visitors and students during Innovation Month. We are keen to foster a culture of innovation in society and prepare a generation of innovators who are able to make a positive contribution to our lives and future.”
For his part, Dr. Faisal Al Ayyan, Vice President of Rabdan Academy, said: “This participation comes to promote our efforts to train national talents and equip them with the latest innovations and technologies in the fields of security and safety and to contribute to driving our future towards more prosperity and progress, and promote UAE's regional and global leading position. Innovation is an integral part of our educational process to keep pace with the rapid changes affecting all disciplines and sectors.”
“UAE Innovation Month is the largest national event dedicated to celebrating innovation and innovators, and therefore, we were keen to organize many events and activities that highlight students' innovations, and host various discussion sessions and initiatives that contribute to finding innovative solutions to develop work and creativity in the academy,” Al Ayyan concluded.