Abu Dhabi: The Emergencies, Crises, and Disasters Management Centre Abu Dhabi (ADCMC), in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Human Resources Authority (HRA), Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi (SCAD), and Rabdan Academy, has conducted a detailed study to assess the knowledge, experience, and competencies of Abu Dhabi Government human resources in the field of business continuity management.
The study was conducted on top management from Abu Dhabi Government entities as well as specialised teams concerned with the implementation of the business continuity management system to determine their knowledge and experience in the field. The study aimed to identify recommendations to support Abu Dhabi Government leaders and human resources in achieving comprehensive knowledge in business continuity to contribute to ensuring the ability of businesses to continue operations during disruptions.
Ms. Amal Nasser Al Jabri, Director General of the Human Resources Authority (HRA), commented that “we continuously develop policies, programmes, and plans to enhance the capabilities and expertise of our national talents, enabling them to adapt effectively to different situations. Our aim is to establish a flexible and resilient system that can navigate crises according to the best industry standards and practises.”
Mr. Abdulla Gharib Alqemzi, Acting Director-General of SCAD, remarked that “the study shows the efforts and the remarkable progress made by government cadres in managing various emergencies, crises, and disasters. SCAD is committed to providing decision-makers with reliable and accurate statistical data and indicators that support planning and developing policies and strategies for effective crisis and disaster management.
Mr. James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, stated that “we are proud to have contributed to this effort through the participation of our specialised researchers, who are highly qualified at the world’s leading universities. At Rabdan Academy, we are committed to supporting resilience and business continuity, and we strive to align our practises and standards with the best international standards.”
The study highlighted the strong development of Abu Dhabi Government entities in implementing business continuity management, including emergency management procedures and the activation of business continuity plans. The results also highlighted the need for entities to continue their efforts in developing human resources capable of keeping pace with rapid changes in the field of emergencies, crises, and disasters.