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Emirates News Agency – NCEMA to host crisis and emergency management summit in Abu Dhabi


ABU DHABI, 16th March, 2023 (WAM) — The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, NCEMA, has announced that it will host the Crisis and Emergency Management Summit (CEMS) 2023 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor.

The summit, to be held in Abu Dhabi on May 9-10, will discuss emergency, crisis and disaster management mechanisms to improve the preparedness of emergency and crisis systems, unify the sector’s global efforts, and will also highlight the The future of the sector in a time of increasing global threats and risks, as well as current major issues.

Ali Saeed Al Neyadi, Chairman of NCEMA, said: “We are delighted to announce the hosting of this year’s CEMS conference with the theme ‘Abu Dhabi 2023’. This year we will discuss the UAE’s vital role in strengthening international partnerships in emergencies, crises and Disaster Management. It will examine the biggest challenges facing the emergency and crisis management sector, as well as current global trends, based on strategic cooperation between the UAE and several countries, international organizations and other relevant institutions. This important event will help to highlight the future – Find effective strategies and plans, including the best global standards and practices in emergency and crisis management, and the application of the latest technologies.”

He emphasized that the community plays a vital role in managing emergencies and crises through pre-emptive preparedness and volunteering, where the UAE community has contributed greatly to overcoming challenges in various previous crises.

The upcoming summit is a global platform with substantial international participation, recognizing the importance of the ongoing development of the emergency, crisis and disaster management landscape.

The gathering is significant due to current technological innovations, including advances in artificial intelligence systems, solutions and digital platforms.

The summit aims to strengthen partnerships, encourage international cooperation and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise related to emergencies, crises and disasters.

The summit will address the most pressing global challenges and trends in the field, while promoting the adoption of international best practices, including forecasting and anticipating future risks, to improve the global response to crises and cross-border emergencies.

The event will highlight national capabilities, professional talent and the UAE’s model of excellence in emergency, crisis and disaster management, which will further enhance the UAE’s global standing.

The summit will further explore the role of all institutions, including the private sector and civil society, in managing emergencies and crises, including challenges and impacts.


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