The sixth edition of the Crisis and Emergency Management Conference, CEMC 2019, is set to kick-off this Monday, under the theme, ‘Future Foresight of Emergencies and Crises: Capabilities and Challenges’.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, and organised by the UAE’s National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA, the conference will take place at the St. Regis Resort on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
The two-day event will shed light on the future of emergency management in light of increasing threats and risks, said Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Hosani, NCEMA Director-General. CEMC 2019 will also introduce ways on how to benefit from using smart technologies and artificial intelligence in the development of a country’s crises and risk management, he added.
Senior officials from national, regional and international institutions involved in security, emergency and crises are participating in the conference alongside elite experts and specialists with extensive practical and academic expertise in crisis and disaster management.
Dr. Al Hosani noted the UAE leadership’s interest in bolstering cooperation and partnerships with other states in the crisis and emergency management sector. He went on to highlight the importance of international cooperation towards shaping a new future for crisis and emergency management, in light of increasing global challenges.