FCA - UAE,Federal Customs Authority -United Arab Emirates
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Aiming at bolstering strategic partnership in setting planning, educational and training programs and qualifying Authority's UAE nationals in customs, security, economics, trade, management, statistics, information technology, international cooperation and risk management, the Federal Customs Authority (FCA) signed a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi University.
The memorandum was signed, through video conference, by HE Ahmad Abdullah Bin Lahej Alfalasi, Director General of FCA and HE Professor Waqar Ahemd, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University in presence of HE Alia Mohamed Almarmoom, Managing Director of Customs Affairs Sector; Ahmed Al Khaili, Office Manager of HE Chairman of FCA and Acting Managing Director of Supporting Services Sector; Amira Alserkal, Director of Human Resources and Administration in the Authority and on the side of Abu Dhabi HE Salim Mubarak Aldhaheri, Managing Director of Community Relations; Dr. Rami Fattal, Director of training Division and Sara Alhashemi, Senior Office Manager.
HE Ahmad Abdullah Bin Lahej said the Authority is concerned to equip UAE nationals in customs sector within the country with knowledge and practical skills to scale up efficiency and performance in carrying out customs ports relevant security and customs duties and responsibilities as well as leveraging their abilities to tackle increasing challenges which shall ultimately reinforce state security scheme and contribute to protect community security from illicit trade practices whilst facilitating trade and carrying out customs operations in the nearest.
HE affirmed that Authority's interest in promoting human resources efficiency within customs sector is derived from Emirates vision 2021 and the prudent directives of state wise leadership who saves no effort to enable and develop UAE nationals capabilities in all domains, and highlighted that collaboration with Abu Dhabi University in scientific qualification and training of UAE customs staff along the state will positively impact the overall performance of customs sector across the country in both medium and long terms.
“We are proud of our partnership with Abu Dhabi University, a pioneer national educational occupying global progressive rating among international universities, such partnership is anticipated to fruit joint initiatives and positive impacts to contribute to building staff capabilities and bolster state customs sector competitiveness". HE Director of FCA added.
On his side, HE Professor Waqar Ahmed said: “We are proud of collaboration with the Federal Customs Authority to advance joint collaboration between the parties whether by contribution to training and qualifying its resources or unifying research and development efforts within both entities based on Abu Dhabi University's tuition competencies in addition to its outstanding academic programs which insight the future while we look forward to keep on joint collaboration between the University and FCA to offer a leading model of outstanding public-private sectors partnership".
By this MOU, parties aim at setting an overall framework of their joint collaboration, setting educational and training programs in customs, security, economics, trade, management, statistics, IT, international cooperation, risk management among other disciplines, in addition to Authority's staff placement in academic programs in Abu Dhabi University, sharing information and expertise in scientific research, providing students and staff the opportunity to join both parties programs and social activities, and attracting University graduates to work in the Authority based on business needs.
The MOU covers developing cost-effective specialized academic and professional programs to meet Authority's needs, mutual collaboration in research, development, innovation, protecting intellectual property rights, AI, Cyber-security, management of natural emergencies, crisis and disasters, using robotics, providing technical and consultancy services, exchange of expertise, supporting ongoing development initiatives targeting educational and tuition curriculum and educational programs.