Rabdan Academy, a leader in safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management, has launched the Sustainable Security and Defence Professional Development programme. The initiative is tailored for senior leaders, experts, and specialists employed in security and defence institutions across GCC countries.

The programme is designed to elevate the national strategic security and defence priorities of the GCC countries, encompassing Extremism and Critical National Security, Peacebuilding and Stability, Security and Defence Workforce Modernisation, GCC National Defence Priorities, Human Security, Policing and Justice Strategies, as well as Economy, Trade and Tourism.

Comprising an array of professional development courses focused on the security and defence sectors, the programme covers contemporary leadership in security and defence, combating global terrorism, emergency management and incident command, business continuity management, military attaché and security advisory, operational policing, and crime and community management.

James Morse, President of Rabdan Academy, emphasised its regional and global impact and the critical role of regional security in fortifying the national security of any country worldwide. The academy's design of these programmes reflects a professional, integrative, and comprehensive approach to realising this vision.

The Rabdan Academy President also expressed confidence in the programme’s ability to instigate a substantial transformation in the security and defence capabilities of the GCC countries.

Rabdan Academy boasts an esteemed cadre of experts, trainers, and specialised consultants from around the globe. Distinguished by its application of a dual education system (academic and vocational), the academy stands out as a unique regional and global centre in safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness, and crisis management. Over the past decade, thousands of experts and leaders have graduated from its various academic and professional programmes.

The academy's professional development programmes hold extensive global accreditation from Pearson BTEC in the United Kingdom, the Global Innovation Institute, the ILM, as well as the National Open College Network (NOCN), among other local and international accrediting bodies. Actively participating in the European Foundation for Quality Management, the academy remains committed to upholding the highest standards.

Scheduled to commence in January 2024 in Abu Dhabi, the first courses of this programme will include the participation of senior leaders and experts in security and defence from various GCC countries.